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CLA planning regular publication of layoff numbers

CLA planning regular publication of layoff numbers

Taipei, Nov. 1 (CNA) The Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) said Tuesday that it is planning to regularly publish the number of workers laid off by big enterprises in a bid to get a handle on the nation's layoff situation amid growing fears of a resurfacing economic slump. The CLA said that enterprises are obliged by law to notify their local authorities when they lay off workers. Under the Employment Service Act, employers have to report to local authorities and employment service centers 10 days before laying off workers, providing such information as names, genders, ages, addresses, phone numbers, jobs and reasons for the layoff, as well as whether they will need employment counseling. Lin San-Quei, director-general of the CLA's Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training , said the CLA has asked local authorities to cooperate on the report obligiation so that the CLA can get a full understanding of the layoff situation. According to bureau statistics, it handled 51,086 people who applied for unemployment benefits in the first nine months of this year, compared with 87,730 in the whole of 2010 and 210,686 in 2009. (By Zoe Wei and Lilian Wu)