The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) will hold its central Taiwan session of the 2017 Job Fair for Southeast Asia at Feng Chia University, Taichung, on March 14 and north Taiwan session at Taipei Main Station on April 15. Nearly 200 businesses will attend and offer more than 18,000 job opportunities. Overseas compatriot students, foreign students and students from Taiwan who are interested in working overseas are welcome to find their dream job, helping overseas compatriot businesses develop emerging markets in ASEAN countries.
OCAC Minister Wu Hsin-hsing stated that, after the New Southbound Policy was launched, many overseas compatriot businesses wished that compatriot students in Taiwan can be the spearhead that helps them develop their Southeast Asian markets. He hoped that, no matter if they remain in Taiwan after graduation or return home to work, they can be helpful for overseas compatriot businesses. The OCAC’s main role in the New Southbound Policy is linking people. To implement the government’s plan to connect overseas compatriot students with overseas compatriot businesses, the 2017 Job Fair for Southeast Asia will be held at Feng China University Gymnasium, and in the Multi-function Performance and Exhibition Area of Taipei Main Station. Both events will be held from 10am to 5pm. A wide variety of businesses will take part in the Fair and jobs on offer will be based in the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Laos, etc. Positions include trainee supervisors, marketing, financial accounting and tax, legal affairs personnel, and information and electrical engineers. Through its overseas compatriot student policy, the OCAC has nurtured more than 120,000 outstanding compatriot students from around the world over more than 60 years. More than 20,000 of them study in Taiwan annually. They have the advantage of being multi-lingual, and are close to Taiwan in terms of culture and way of thinking, and characterized by local connection and international view. If they work for Taiwanese businesses when they return to their place of residence, they will help these businesses develop overseas and raise the level of industrial competiveness. The OCAC actively connects overseas compatriot businesses with these students. Outstanding overseas compatriot students, foreign students who want to build their career in their place of residence overseas and students from Taiwan who are interested in working in Southeast Asia are sincerely invited to attend the Fair.