Hiring trends in Taiwan in 2018
An increase in global demand for Taiwan exports has boosted economy and GDP, with the national growth forecast raised to a three-year high as export figures improved. In this positive business environment, an increase in hiring activity is expected across a number of functions.
At the same time the Government’s ‘Asian Silicon Valley’ plan is expected to drive demand for talent with experience in AI and its applications, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, virtual reality and self-driving vehicles in 2018 and beyond. Businesses will continue to invest in R&D and production facilities to meet rising worldwide demand for the latest high-tech semiconductors and electronic products.
On the other hand, multinational corporations are expected to maintain conservative hiring levels in 2018, reflecting generally weak global growth. More companies will restructure their business in Taiwan and professionals in supply chain, logistics and procurement highly sought after, particularly those with experience of working in regional environments and with bilingual or multilingual fluency.