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New rules on foreign hiring will not affect local workers: officials

Posted by jaypee 264 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Dec. 3 (CNA) Taiwan government officials indicated Thursday that an impeding revision of the country's rules on hiring foreign nationals will not affect the employment of Taiwan citizens, as the changes will be phased in slowly and the percentage of foreign job seekers will remain comparatively low.

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Taiwan to relax rules on hiring white-collar foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 267 days ago Taiwan
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THE TAIWAN government is working towards relaxing regulations on hiring white-collar foreign workers in Taiwan, said Labour Minister Chen Hsiung-wen on November 26.

Current requirements on minimum salary and at least two years' working experience overseas will be scrapped. The new regulations will be finalised at the earliest by the end of this year. The new regulations will p

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Taiwan faces lack of migrant domestic help

Posted by jaypee 268 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan is facing a lack of migrant domestic workers as neighboring countries offer better pay and work conditions, a local newspaper reported yesterday.

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Rules on hiring of foreign workers to be eased: minister

Posted by jaypee 269 days ago Taiwan
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The government is to ease restrictions on hiring white-collar foreign professionals, Minister of Labor Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) said on Thursday.

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Foreign workers squatting in low-cost housing caught

Posted by jaypee 295 days ago Taiwan
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TAIPEI, -- Ten runaway foreign workers were caught Saturday living in budget housing being constructed by the government in Linkou, New Taipei, where they had been staying for a month.

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1st batch of Vietnamese domestic workers arrive after 10-year hiatus

Posted by jaypee 308 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) Following the lifting of a 10-year ban on certain categories of Vietnamese workers, the first batch of seven domestic caregivers from the Southeast Asian country arrived in Taiwan Wednesday.

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Activists brand ARC-checking app discriminatory

Posted by jaypee 321 days ago Taiwan
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A new smartphone app aimed at checking the validity of Alien Resident Cards (ARC) encourages discrimination, Taiwan International Workers Association (TIWA) activists said yesterday during a protest outside the National Immigration Agency (NIA) in Taipei.


Protesters shouted slogans calling for the app to be withdrawn and performed a skit in which a foreign worker was repeatedly &l Read More

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Authorities in Nantou arrest group of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 326 days ago Taiwan
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Authorities in Nantou County’s Jhushan Township (竹山) arrested five runaway migrant workers who had taken temporary jobs in the area’s tea plantations and warned employers not to breach labor laws by hiring foreign nationals who do not have a valid work permit.


A patrol squad, headed by Yenping Precinct chief Chang Kung-wu (張功武), stopped three males and two females on a Read More