I-MEI Foods, a Taiwanese company that specializes in manufacturing, distribution, and export and import of food products, have recently hired 40 to 50 Dabawenyo factory workers and may still continue to look for more, said a Manila Economic and Cultural Office (Meco) official.

On the sidelines of the Taiwan Trade Mission 2018 held last Thursday, March 22 at Marco Polo Hotel, Meco assistant corporate secretary and executive officer attorney Arthur Abiera, Jr. said I-Mei Foods executives were here in Davao City last December to interview prospect factory workers to work for their company. Abiera said I-Mei Foods products involve breads, pastries, and chocolates among others.

The 40 to 50 Dabawenyos were hired directly with the help of Meco and the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

“They are continuously looking. They will schedule interviews as necessary. They were looking for an initial batch of 200 employees. They rest were from Luzon. They were looking for about 50 to 100 employees from Davao City,” said Abiera.

I-Mei Foods had been in the food retail industry of Taiwan for about 70 years already and is recognized to be one of the biggest food companies in Taiwan. It has more than 100 stores all over their country which carry both I-Mei Food products and others.

They have a wide array of products from biscuits, rice crackers and salty snacks, beverages, candies, and frozen desserts to ready-to-eat meals, and gift packs.

Their trading arm Fu-Mei Co., Ltd.is the agency representing international brands in Taiwan such the Blue Diamond Growers, California Food Connections, Diamond Foods, Inc., Star Maraschino Cherries, and Tri-Valley Canned Peaches which are all product of the United States.

At present, their products are being exported to North America, Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Australia.