1 May 2012: Specialist global recruitment consultancy Michael Page International has taken the next step in its Asian business expansion strategy, opening an office in Taiwan.

Based in the heart of the business district of Taipei, the new Michael Page International office is headed up by Chris Preston who has relocated to Taiwan after three years working at Michael Page International’s Shanghai office having transferred there from London. The new Taiwan team of recruitment specialists will initially focus on Human Resources, Technology, Sales & Marketing, Finance and Financial Services, with plans to roll out the full suite of Michael Page International disciplines. A recently launched website with featured roles and a job search capability supports the Michael Page International function in Taiwan – www.michaelpage.com.tw.

The expansion into Taiwan will take advantage of the country’s developed and growing economy, comparatively low unemployment rate and solid job prospects for white collar professionals.

“Taiwan is a rapidly expanding market which is opening up opportunities for talented professionals looking for their next role and who can benefit from the specialist recruitment service Michael Page International provides,” says Chris Preston, Director of Michael Page International in Taiwan. “We are very excited to have opened in Taiwan and we will use our global experience and established recruitment networks to source the skilled professionals required for newer locally based companies as well as established international clients to continue their growth in this exciting market.”

The opening of the Taiwan office marks the seventh country in the Asian region that now boasts a Michael Page International presence, and closely follows office openings in Malaysia and India last year.