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CLA will help 200,000 women land new jobs

CLA will help 200,000 women land new jobs

The government has set a goal of helping 200,000 women enter the job market this year, the Bureau of Employment and Vocational Training under the Cabinet-level Council of Labor Affairs (勞委會) said yesterday in a press release.
If achieved, the goal would mark a growth from 190,000 women who got a job with the bureau's assistance in 2007 and from over 167,000 who did so in 2006, bureau officials said. The bureau helped some 134,000 women find employment in 2005.
To assist more women in landing the jobs they want, the CLA will also explore means to create employment opportunities for Taiwanese females and provide them with loans to start up their own businesses, as well as better daycare and nursing services, the officials said.
Citing CLA statistics, the officials said Taiwanese women's labor participation rate has been on the rise in recent years, increasing to 49.44 percent in 2007 from 46.95 percent in 2002 and marking an increase of more than 500,000 female workers.


Updated : 2021-07-28 06:01 GMT+08:00