Dole assures regulation of foreign workers despite Asean integration

Posted by jaypee 43 days ago Philippines
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THE Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has assured that the influx of foreign workers from neighboring countries shall remain in-check despite the onset of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) economic integration.

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More Taiwan firms employ OFWs via direct hire

Posted by jaypee 45 days ago Philippines
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THE Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) said on Wednesday that there are more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who are being employed by Taiwan-based companies via direct hiring process.

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Malaysia wants to slash the number of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Malaysia
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According to the World Bank, there are 2.1 million registered foreign workers in Malaysia, and there is likely to be more than 1 million undocumented foreign workers here. They often work in industries such as construction and security.

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Thai PM vows to fight human trafficking in sex trade, fishing industry

Posted by jaypee 46 days ago Thailand
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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has vowed to crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade and fishing industry in 2015 and punish any public officials involved after international criticism of Thailand's failure to tackle the crime.

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Third highest worlwide, OFW remittances seen to hit $29.7 B in 2015

Posted by jaypee 49 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines – Money sent home by overseas Filipino workers are forecast to reach $29.7 billion this year, making the Philippines the world’s third largest recipient of remittances, according to the World Bank.

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Resolving our addiction to foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 52 days ago Malaysia
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The World Bank’s latest edition of its quarterly economic report for Malaysia, the Malaysian Economic Monitor (MEM), was released last Friday.

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Manufacturers Call for Adequate Consultation and a Gradual Increase in Foreign Worker Levy

Posted by jaypee 53 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: An increase in foreign worker levy for certain industries by at least 30% early next year would be too steep and a burden for manufacturers given the current challenging times, according to Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM).

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Identify sectors that require foreign workers, govt urged

Posted by jaypee 54 days ago Malaysia
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KOTA KINABALU: The government should identify sectors that require foreign workers and impose reasonable levies, as well as slash the red tape involved in registering foreign workers.

Democratic Action Party (DAP) Sabah chairman Stephen Wong said raising the levies for foreign workers and imposing a heftier fine on employers who hired migrant workers illegally were not feasible be Read More