Newspaper article China Post

Those Seeking Part-Time Lunar New Year Work at 8-Year High: Survey

Newspaper article China Post

Those Seeking Part-Time Lunar New Year Work at 8-Year High: Survey

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The number of prospective part-time workers during the Lunar New Year is at an eight-year high, according to survey results released yesterday.

The job bank yes123 found that 94.1 percent of the workforce was looking to take up additional part-time jobs during the Lunar New Year holiday (from Jan. 27 to Feb. 11) to supplement their monthly earnings.

The top two jobs in demand were reportedly Lunar New Year product street vendors (33.9 percent) and wholesale sales representatives (31.1 percent).

The top four reasons provided for wanting a part-time job during the period were all related to money. The most commonly cited reason was to make up for a lack of a pay raise in 2016 (at 60.3 percent), followed by to make sure one has enough disposable income during the holidays (56. …

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