TSMC, CMO actively recruiting new employees at STSP

Dec 08, 2003 Ι Industry In-Focus Ι Electronics and Computers Ι By Quincy, CENS
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Taipei, Dec. 8, 2003 (CENS)--Two leading high-technology companies, Chi Mei Optoelectronics Corp. (CMO) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. (TSMC), are actively recruiting talented professionals for their facilities in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP).

In addition to the recruitment projects of both firms, STSP is expected to create about 10,000 jobs in Southern Taiwan and attract more experienced and talented professionals from other high-tech companies in other parts of the island for better positions higher salaries in southern Taiwan.

TSMC said that its STSP plant complex is scheduled to recruit 500 technicians and 500 engineers by the end of the year, the largest such recruitment project at the complex. The firm's recruitment project would continue into next year to meet the workforce requirement at its Fab 14 in the park. TSMC's STSP plant complex reported a total workforce of 500 during its establishment in May 1995 and the number has risen to about 3,000 currently.

In a bid to grab more business opportunities amid the increasingly bright business climate, TSMC is actively expanding its production capacity and trying to recruit experienced professionals who can be immediately dispatched to the production lines rather than inexperienced or school graduates.

In the past, TSMC officials pointed out, TSMC often released limited job opportunities with higher experience and education-grade thresholds, which kept many interested job applicants from entering the semiconductor company. This time, they added, however, the greatly expanded recruitment number has provided the best chance to interested job applicants.

CMO, a leading thin film transistor-liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) panel maker, completed a capacity expansion project at its third panel plant in STSP and the total employment at CMO's STSP plant complex is expected to soon outstrip 10,000.

As the company's fourth panel plant is under construction and the expanded production lines need more workers, CMO's personnel resource department recently estimated that CMO would recruit at least 4,000 employees next year. Some ranking CMO officials said the company's workforce is expected to reach 15,000 by the end of next year.

In addition to TSMC and CMO, many big high-tech companies in STSP, including Corning Glass Taiwan Co., Ltd. And United Microelectronic Corp. (UMC), are also actively releasing talent-recruitment information and holding a series seminars to introduce their company's advantages.
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