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Vietnam should focus on training skilled workers, reduce guest workers sent abroad

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Vietnam
http://english.vietnamnet.vn —

A report of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs  (MOLISA) says that 57,000 workers were sent abroad in the first six months of the year, an increase of 6.08 percent over the same period last year. Vietnam has been targeting easy-to-please markets which don’t require high skills such as Taiwan and South Korea.

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Gov’t Says New Visa Renewal Requirements May Be Delayed

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Cambodia
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The enforcement of a new regulation that would require companies to vouch for foreign employees seeking to renew their long-term visas may be postponed beyond the start of next month, pending discussions among immigration officials this week, an official said on Monday.

“For now, it’s not a work permit. It’s just a letter from a company that they are working with Read More


24.3 million Saudi work permits issued for private sector employment in 3 years

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://www.arabnews.com —

RIYADH: The number of work permits issued to private sector employees in Saudi Arabia reached about 24.3 million in the last three years.
Professional services and engineering accounted for about 45 percent of the issued licenses.
According to statistics issued by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, 2016 witnessed a decline in the number of licenses issued by 3 percent

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Navy apprehends 29 illegal migrant workers returning from Malaysia

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Malaysia
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Personnel of the Western Fleet Quick Response (WFQR) team from the Tanjung Pinang Naval Base arrested 29 undocumented migrant workers who had illegally traveled from Malaysia to Tanjung Pinang, Riau Islands, on a small speed boat.

Fourth Tanjung Pinang Naval Main Base (Lantamal) commander Commodore Ribut Eko Suyatno said the Navy made the arrest after receiving a tip claiming the Read More


Expat Remittances Drop 8 Percent as Saudi Arabia Enforces Expat Fee

Posted by jaypee 105 days ago Saudi Arabia
https://www.albawaba.com —

Foreign remittances of expatriate workers in the Kingdom declined eight percent or SR7.45 billion during the last seven months to reach SR82.3 billion by the end of July 2017 against SR89.75 billion during the same period last year, press reports said.

An analytical economic report published by Al-Eqtisadiah business daily on S Read More


Saudi Shoura proposal could see residency given to illegal foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Saudi Arabia
http://gulfbusiness.com —

Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council will soon discuss a draft law that would allow illegal foreign workers to obtain a residency permit if they fulfil certain conditions.

The proposal by former Shoura member Dr Sadaqa Fadil will be discussed after the Eid Al Adha holiday, according to Saudi Gazette.

It includes the formation of a committee at the Ministry of Interior Read More


Asean’s obligation to migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 109 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.phnompenhpost.com —

In June 2014, the Thai government abruptly decided to crack down on undocumented migrant labour in the country, resulting in a mass exodus of some 220,000 Cambodian migrant workers who poured back across the border into Cambodia, leaving authorities here to deal with a sudden and unexpected influx of people in need of jobs.

Three years later, in July of this year, it happened all o Read More


Australia steps up efforts to prevent exploitation of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 111 days ago Australia
https://www.nst.com.my —

KUALA LUMPUR: Australia has reminded Malaysians seeking to work in the country to be on alert to visa scams and to carefully check their visa conditions.

It is concerned that some Malaysians are being tricked into scams in which agents offer travel to and work in Australia with an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).

In a statement today the Australian High Commission said th Read More