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Japan OKs plan to accept more foreign nursing care workers

Posted by jaypee 119 days ago Japan
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The health ministry approved a plan Monday to include nursing care under the technical intern training program for foreigners to help increase the number of foreign care workers and solve labor shortages in Japan’s aging society.

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Hong Kong domestic helpers arrested in crackdown on ‘live-out’ maids

Posted by jaypee 118 days ago Hong Kong SAR
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Four foreign domestic helpers were arrested in dawn raids yesterday morning on suspicion of breaking immigration laws by not living in their employers’ homes.

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Foreign workers numbered over 550,000 at end of 2014

Posted by jaypee 107 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI--There were 552,000 foreign workers in Taiwan as of the end of 2014, accounting for 68.9 percent of the number of all foreign nationals in the country, according to Taiwan's Ministry of the Interior.

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Ministry reports record number of migrant workers

Posted by jaypee 106 days ago Taiwan
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The number of migrant workers in Taiwan has reached a historic high of more than half a million, according to annual statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior on Saturday.

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Hong Kong conviction for maid abuse spotlights global rights battle

Posted by jaypee 104 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://news.yahoo.com — A housewife was found guilty Tuesday of severely mistreating an Indonesian domestic worker, one of roughly 330,000 working in the territory. Millions of migrant maids are employed in households in Asia and the Middle East. Read More
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Taiwan reminds employers not to ask foreign workers for HIV tests

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Taiwan
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Taipei, Feb. 13 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor urged employers and labor brokers in Taiwan on Friday to abide by a new law that bars them from asking overseas workers to provide results for HIV tests.

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China to grant migrant workers permanent residence permits

Posted by jaypee 99 days ago China PR
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The Ministry of Public Security has vowed to push forward reform of the much criticised household registration system.

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Foreign children getting help from local people in Osaka's Minami district

Posted by jaypee 96 days ago Japan
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Volunteers in Osaka’s Minami district are holding evening classes every Tuesday for the children of migrant workers from such countries as the Philippines and Thailand.

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