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3/15/2009-- All Nippon Airways attracted a crowd of more than 500 women in Taipei yesterday hoping to be recruited as an in-flight interpreter.

The coveted position of in-flight interpreter offers a starting salary of more than NT$50,000. As the economy is weak and the unemployment rate continues to soar, the six available positions attracted hundreds of job applicants, all with their hair slicked back in a neat bun. Since more than 500 people were fighting it out for six openings, only one out of every 100 applicants would get a job. 

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