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Over 180,000 job seekers get placements last year: Riot

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 183,433 job seekers managed to get job placement in various economic sectors last year, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.

Out of the total, he said 57,320 or 31% of the job seekers were graduates and 126,113 or 69% comprised of non graduates.

He said 57,366 job seekers were matched with jobs that were offered by emp Read More


Malaysia Needs Foreign Workers To Meet Shortage Of Manpower

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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SERIAN: Malaysia still needs to outsource workers from other countries to meet the shortage of manpower in the construction and plantation sectors.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said checks showed about 80 per cent of the workforce in “giant” development and infrastructure projects in Read More


(Update) 36 employers to get foreign maids this week, 6 days after online application

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: Thirty-six employers will receive their foreign maids by this week through the newly-introduced Maid Online System (SMO).

Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mustafar Ali said this first batch was able to apply and receive their maids in just six days.

"Initially, we promised that it would take about eight days, but this first batch was successful in g Read More


UAE introduces good behaviour requirement for foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Foreigners applying to work in the UAE will soon be required to obtain a good conduct and behaviour certificate to receive a work visa, state news agency WAM confirmed on Monday.

The new condition comes following the decision to execute cabinet resolution No. (1/8#) for 2017 by the UAE’s Coordination Committee, WAM said.

The certificate must be issued Read More


Human Resources Ministry to source for foreign workers from Cambodia

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Indonesia
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SERIAN: The Ministry of Human Resources wants to rope in workers from Cambodia to overcome labour shortage in the plantation sector in Sarawak.

Its minister Dato Sri Richard Riot said the oil palm industry in the state currently needs at least another 30,000 workers, mainly as harvesters.

He noted that the industry is now facing a difficult time in terms of labour because Read More


Remittances by migrant workers go up in 2016-2017 | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 41 days ago Burma
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Remittances by Myanmar migrant workers increased from over K370 billion in 2015-2016 fiscal year to K623 billion in 2016-2017, according to the Labour Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

Myanmar citizens are working mostly in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Almost all Myanmar people leaving for other countries go to find j

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Migrant workers demand more rights

Posted by jaypee 42 days ago Taiwan
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Migrant workers and labor rights advocates yesterday marched from the Ministry of Labor to Ketagalan Boulevard in Taipei, demanding that the government give workers political rights so that they could improve their working conditions.

The group gathered in front of the ministry at noon and started marching along Yanping N Road at about 1:30pm, playing drums and chanting on the way Read More


Activists protest exclusion of foreign workers from Taiwan's minimum wage laws

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Taiwan
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw —

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In Taipei on Jan. 7, a rally for the rights of migrant workers was held, called a rally for “Recognizing Non-Citizens” by the Taiwanese Central News Agency.

The marches have become bi-annual events in Taiwan, where migrant workers and local advocates take to the streets to campaign for better living conditions and equal rights for t Read More