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Japanese employers find value in foreign workers,

Posted by jaypee 196 days ago Japan
http://news.asiaone.com —

In fluent Japanese, Celine Tonus, a 29-year-old French woman, replied over the telephone, "Certainly, I'll arrange it immediately." She smoothly handles orders over the phone from clients as one of the sales staff at Honda Kiko Co. - See more at: http://news.asiaone.com/news/asia/japanese-employers-find-value-foreign-workers#sthash.yfI9075H.dpuf

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Labor ministry to diversify workforce

Posted by jaypee 129 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan is seeking to diversify its supply of migrant workers, especially caregivers in the wake of an announcement from Indonesia that it intends to gradually stop allowing its citizens to take up positions in Taiwan and some Asian countries from 2017.

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MOL asked to restrict foreign domestic workers

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

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Lawmakers yesterday passed a resolution to ask the government to set up a “wealth exclusion clause” on hiring foreign nationals as domestic helpers.

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Number of Filipino domestic workers in HK at all-time high

Posted by jaypee 103 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.rappler.com —

HONG KONG – The number of Filipinos working as domestic helpers in Hong Kong reached a record high over the past year, as the host government appears to have failed to get Myanmar to fill part of the demand.

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Ministry backs allowing migrant workers to stay longer

Posted by jaypee 98 days ago Taiwan
http://www.chinapost.com.tw —

TAIPEI--Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) has voiced its support for a proposal by lawmakers to increase the total number of years foreign nationals can work in Taiwan, but only on the condition that such an extension will not affect job opportunities for local residents.

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Pinoys in HK hold Labor Day march to stop ‘migrant fees’

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.gmanetwork.com —

Filipino workers in Hong Kong on Friday held a Labor Day march to call for a stop to fees imposed on them by the Philippine government, Radio-Television Hong Kong reported.

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China’s ‘migrant miracle’ nears an end as cheap labour dwindles

Posted by jaypee 87 days ago China PR
http://www.ft.com —

China’s labour force is shrinking and the “migrant miracle” that powered its industrial rise is mostly exhausted, removing the factors that propelled the country’s meteoric development, according to leading economists.

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4,000 helpers sought help over violations

Posted by jaypee 58 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.thestandard.com.hk —

Despite the media spotlight on Erwiana Sulistyaningsih's assault case, violations remain rampant, with 4,000 foreign domestic helpers seeking help from the Mission for Migrant Workers last year.

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