TAIPEI (TVBS News) — Taiwan's semiconductor industry is desperate for new blood and many companies have already begun to actively recruiting from well-known universities and offering high salaries and bonuses to attract more talents.
With the start of the school year in September, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has prepared a talent recruitment truck equipped with one-on-one interview rooms for the occasion.
One after the other, students at the National Taiwan University line up with their resumes, hoping to land a job in Taiwan's leading semiconductor company.
This year, TSMC announced its expecting to hire 1,500 recruits. Finalists will receive offer letters at the end of the year. The lucky recruits will also receive a NT＄100,000 bonus on their first day on the job.
Their annual salaries are also projected to reach NT＄2 million in their first year. One student at the National Taiwan University Student remarked: "The salary is pretty high, and it's closer to home."
"From academia to the industry, I think employees will then have a more comprehensive training, and I'll feel more secure," another added.
Chuang Hsiu-hua, the TSMC talent acquisition director explained that "so far this year, TSMC has probably recruited more than 8,000 people. For next year's overall manpower needs, we are still in the planning process."
Looking to other high-tech industries, many are also looking to recruit talents with master's degrees or Ph.Ds. For example, Foxconn continues to expand its recruitment and has offered a starting salary of NT＄45,000 a month for those with bachelor's degrees.
Another Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, MediaTek, is offering enticing packages too. They have recruited more than 1,000 people and they are actively looking for talents through their corporate internship programs.
Yang Tsung-pin, a job bank spokesperson pointed out that "the overall job vacancies are higher than in the same period last year."
"If we look at the fourth quarter, the number of vacancies has increased by 20% to 25%." Taiwan's semiconductor industry is feeling the heat as labor shortage problems continue.
From raising salary packages to providing subsidies and other benefits, TSMC continues to attract more talents to catch up with their production demand.