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Ukrainians return from abroad to fight Russian invasion

MEDYKA, Poland (AP) — While hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians flee their country, some Ukrainian men and women are returning home from across Europe to help defend their homeland in the face of Russ...

Taiwan March 7 border opening also covers professional cram school teachers, entertainers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Friday (Feb. 25) that the planned March 7 opening of Taiwan’s borders for foreign professionals would also cover foreign cram s...

Laborers in Taiwan aim to retire at an average age of 61.3

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Laborers in Taiwan aim to retire at an average age of 61.3, and most of them will depend on their labor insurance pension to support themselves after retiring, according t...

13.5% of Taiwanese employees report unpaid overtime

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Though work satisfaction rose last year to 72.5%, 13.5% of employees mentioned they had not received any extra pay for working overtime, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said i...

Filipino parade to be held in Taipei Sunday to honor Santo Niño

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A parade and dance competition to celebrate the Philippine feast of Santo Niño de Cebú will be held by the local Filipino community in Taipei on Sunday (Feb....

Foreign caregivers eligible for permanent residency in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Feb. 17) approved a proposal by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) to enable foreign caregivers to apply for permanent residence within five years after ...

Foreign students with associate degree eligible for permanent residence in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Feb. 17) approved a proposal by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) to enable some overseas compatriots, foreign students, industrial workers, and caregiv...

Taiwan enables foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a severe shortage in the domestic labor force, the Cabinet on Thursday (Feb. 17) approved plans to enable foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency...

Menstrual leave not applicable to transgender women: Taiwan Ministry of Labor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transgender women are not eligible for menstrual leave as they do not have uteruses and do not menstruate, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said on Thursday (Feb. 10). CNA r...

Taiwan faces rising shortage of construction workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The personnel shortage in the construction sector more than doubled from 2019 to 2020, according to a report by the Ministry of Interior’s Construction and Planning ...

Taiwan opens borders to Filipino, Vietnamese, Indonesian, and Thai workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Feb. 7) announced that on Feb. 15 it will launch the next phase of allowing migrant workers from the Philippines, Vie...

Taiwan’s labor bureau offers tips for avoiding recruitment scams during peak job hunting season

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor Affairs has issued guidelines for workers to stay safe as recruitment scams continue to rise. The period following Lunar New Year &ndas...

Taiwan seeks to retain foreign workers amid super-aging challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will implement a three-pronged approach to addressing the labor shortage as it heads towards a super-aged society in which over 20% of the population are 65 or olde...

2,400 Filipinos willing to pay pre-quarantine costs to open Taiwan's borders

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 2,400 Filipino workers who have been stranded since May of last year have signed a petition delivered to the Philippine Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) expr...

Foreign professionals' adult children can sign up for Taiwan work permit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor's (MOL) Workforce Development Agency (WDA) on Thursday (Jan. 27) announced that adult children of foreign professionals can now apply for work pe...