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Survey says some Taiwan firms overstaffed

Survey says some Taiwan firms overstaffed

A total of 3.6 percent of businesses in Taiwan's industrial and service sectors were overstaffed this year, down 4.8 percentage points from 8.4 percent in 2005, according to the results of a survey released Tuesday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics.
DGBAS officials attributed the improvement in the overstaffing situation to the bettering business climate or corporate mergers in the manufacturing, financial and insurance industries as well as the professional, scientific and technical service industries.
The survey, conducted by the DGBAS in August, revealed that 4.5 percent of businesses in the industrial sector had too many employees, including 5.1 percent of those in the mining and quarrying industries, 4.7 percent in the manufacturing industry, and 3.8 percent in the construction industry.
Meanwhile, 3.1 percent of businesses in the service sector were overstaffed, including 5.5 percent of those in the accommodation and restaurant industries, 5.4 percent in the cultural, sports and leisure service industries, and 5 percent in the medical and healthcare service industries, the results showed.
Among businesses in the Hsinchu Science Park, only 1 percent were overstaffed, marking a drop of 7.3 percentage points from 8.3 percent in the previous survey carried out in June 2005. No overstaffing was reported among businesses in the Central Taiwan Science Park and the Southern Taiwan Science Park.
The survey found that sluggish sales were responsible for the overstaffing problem in Taiwan's industrial and service sectors, with 92 percent of the overstaffed businesses coping with the situation by leaving new vacancies unfilled.


Updated : 2021-05-07 19:34 GMT+08:00