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At the end of 2015, TSMC and its subsidiaries had 45,272 employees, including 4,669 managers, 19,645 professionals, 3,789 assistants, and 17,169 technicians. Females comprised 41.3% and males comprised 58.7% of all employees in 2015. In Taiwan, where most of our facilities are located, more men choose to major in semiconductor-related studies in universities and graduate schools than women. As a result, males comprised almost 83.5% of all managers and professionals in our company. However, from the perspective of TSMC's management team, females comprised 26.3%. In terms of educational background, over 80% of our managers and professionals hold master's degrees or above. In a knowledge-intensive field such as the semiconductor industry, the innovation of our employees contributes greatly to our leadership position.

Our commitment to providing quality jobs to employees is a concrete contribution to society. TSMC is an equal employment opportunity employer, and its practices center on the principles of open and fair recruitment. The Company evaluates all candidates according to their qualifications as related to the requirements of each position, without regard to race, gender, age, religion, nationality, or political affiliation. TSMC's continuous growth requires constant talent sourcing and recruitment activities to support its business. The Company recruited over 2,700 managers, professionals, and administrative staff, as well as over 1,100 assistants and technicians in 2015. TSMC established a total of four university-level research centers in National Taiwan University, National Chiao Tung University, National Tsing Hua University, and National Cheng Kung University. In 2015, the above-mentioned four centers sponsored about 100 faculty and hundreds of students across the fields of electronics, material engineering, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering. A number of important patents have been granted from these joint development programs.

TSMC endeavor to hire disabled persons, also proactively collaborated with 39 universities to create more diversified and high-quality job opportunities for disabled persons in 2015. In addition to existing job positions, we continue to integrate external resources to develop suitable jobs for disabled persons, including serving as Recruitment Service Representatives. As of the end of 2015, disabled employees comprised 1.017% of all employees, exceeding the ratio required by Taiwan law.

TSMC Workforce Structure

Catagories Groups Male Female Subtotal and Percentage by Groups
Number % of Group Number % of Group Number % of Total Employees
Employee Catagory Managers 4,131 88.5% 538 11.5% 4,669 10.3%
Professionals 16,175 82.3% 3,470 17.7% 19,645 43.4%
Assistant Engineer/Clerical 3,046 80.4% 743 19.6% 3,789 8.4%
Technician 3,228 18.8% 13,941 81.2% 17,169 37.9%
Location Taiwan 24,246 59.1% 16,751 40.9% 40,997 90.5%
Asia * 1,274 46.4% 1,469 53.6% 2,743 6.1%
North America 1,023 69.2% 456 30.8% 1,479 3.3%
Europe 37 69.8% 16 30.2% 53 0.1%
Age 16~17 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0%
18~20 24 20.5% 93 79.5% 117 0.3%
21~30 8,275 58.5% 5,869 41.5% 14,144 31.2%
31~40 13,106 58.5% 9,292 41.5% 22,398 49.4%
41~50 4,302 59.5% 2,923 40.5% 7,225 16.0%
51~60 782 61.4% 492 38.6% 1,274 2.8%
60+ 91 79.8% 23 20.2% 114 0.3%
Education Ph. D. 1,819 91.7% 164 8.3% 1,983 4.4%
Master's 14,499 81.8% 3,234 18.2% 17,733 39.2%
Bachelor's 7,247 61.1% 4,619 38.9% 11,866 26.2%
Other Higher Education 1,592 28.7% 3,947 71.3% 5,539 12.2%
High School 1,423 17.5% 6,728 82.5% 8,151 18.0%
Employee Type Regular 26,578 58.7% 18,688 41.3% 45,266 99.9%
Temp 2 33.3% 4 66.7% 6 0.1%
Subtotal by Genders 26,580 58.7% 18,692 41.3% --
Total 45,272
* Asia Region includes China, Japan and Korea.

Please refer to Chapter 6.1 Right People with Shared Vision and Values, 2015 CSR Report, for further details.



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