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1,200 Burmese Workers Lose Jobs at Thai Factory

Posted by jacobo 19 days ago Burma
http://www.irrawaddy.org —

A Thai seafood processing plant will suspend its operations and will lay off about 1,200 Burmese migrant workers employed there, DVB reports.

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Fears over foreign-workers plan

Posted by jacobo 18 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

Local wages will be suppressed if a mass importation of workers takes place, a unionist warned.

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Regulations for foreign residents over age 20 to be relaxed

Posted by jacobo 18 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI -- In a major development for foreign families living in Taiwan, the government plans to do away with the long-standing system that leaves even foreign nationals born and raised in the country unable to legally reside after age 20.

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PHL lifts deployment ban to Thailand

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Philippines
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

The Philippine government has lifted the temporary ban on the deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Thailand.

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New task force makes it faster to hire foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.scmp.com —

The time taken for contractors to get the nod to import workers will be shortened to six months under a new government initiative that has won both business and labour representatives' support.

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78 Filipinos, Indonesians pass caregiver exam in Japan

Posted by jacobo 20 days ago Japan
http://www.abs-cbnnews.com —

TOKYO - Seventy-eight applicants from Indonesia and the Philippines passed the fiscal 2013 national examination qualifying them to work as caregivers in Japan, the health ministry said Thursday.

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Survey on migrants challenged

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com —

UNDER-AGE immigrant labourers make up 5-10 per cent of workers in the Thai processed-marine-food industry, mostly because they are willing to be registered as adults to earn full-scale pay or be allowed higher pay but harder work, a recent Bangkok seminar was told.

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Rising number of migrants get jobs

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago New Zealand
http://www.stuff.co.nz —

Canterbury employers have become more confident about recruiting skilled employees from overseas, with net migration and arrival figures at an all-time high for the year to February 2014.

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