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More young Taiwan people willing to work on mainland

(Xinhua) Updated: 2014-07-02 19:53

TAIPEI - More young Taiwan's job seekers are willing to work on the mainland, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

The survey, conducted in the first quarter of 2014 by the Taiwan human resources firm 104 Media among 2,196 Taiwan people who graduated in the past three years, showed that more than 80 percent of the respondents are willing to work on the mainland, a higher rate than that in 2012.

Respondents with mainland work experience have a stronger willingness to head for the mainland, and Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Fujian Province and Chongqing Municipality are the most-favored locations for young Taiwan job seekers, the survey found.

Good salary and benefits, the vast mainland market and rich personal experience were the top three reasons cited, and the income of young Taiwan people working on the mainland is 1.25 times higher than that of young people on the island. In 2012, the figure was 1.03, according to the survey.

The survey also showed that with more communication across the strait, more than 50 percent of those surveyed would date and marry a mainlander.

Chang Ya-hui, manager of 104 Media public affairs office, said that 245,000 people, or 4.5 percent of the company's job hunters, indicated their hope to work on the mainland as well as Hong Kong and Macao, up 22.4 percent from five years ago.

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