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Number of workers on unpaid leave rises in late Jan: MOL

According to estimates released by the Ministry of Labor Monday, the number of employees in Taiwan on unpaid leave rose to 1,346 people as of Sunday, ...

Number of workers on unpaid leave rises: MOL

According to estimates released by the Ministry of Labor Monday, the number of employees in Taiwan on unpaid leave rose to 1,346 people as of Sunday, ...

According to estimates released by the Ministry of Labor Monday, the number of employees in Taiwan on unpaid leave rose to 1,346 people as of Sunday, up 166 from mid-January.

As of the end of January, the number of companies implementing a furlough plan increased by five, from 37 to 42 during the two-week period, with most of them in the metal and electro-mechanical sector, based on the MOL figures.

The government releases unpaid leave statistics on the first day and the 16th day of every month to update job market conditions.

The MOL said the furloughed employees were generally asked by their employers to take four to eight days off per month for no longer than a three-month period.

The authorities have initiated a training program that would allocate NT$20 billion from an Employment Stability Fund to help furloughed employees receive technical training and develop work skills during their time off.

In addition, the ministry said earlier in a statement that employers who wish to implement furloughs should make sure they contact local labor authorities and confirm that they meet legal requirements.


Updated : 2021-03-08 15:28 GMT+08:00