Mask factory workers in S. Taiwan caught stealing face masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five employees at a face mask factory in the southern city of Tainan were arrested by prosecutors Monday (Aug 3) for stealing 177 bags of face masks from their workplace. ...

Taitung 1st county in Taiwan to report zero coronavirus cases, zero quarantined

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Taitung on Monday (April 27) became the first county in the country without either confirmed cases or people in since the Wuhan coronavirus broke out. One ...

Taiwan employees should have right to refuse returning to China: Lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan legislator Hung Sun-han (洪申翰) and Taiwan Labor Front Secretary-General Sun Yu-lien (孫友聯) held a press conference Monday (Feb. 17), urging the government to protect ...

Wuhan virus drives Taiwanese workers away from China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Wuhan cornoavirus outbreak has dampened Taiwanese workers’ aspirations to pursue a career in China, according to a recent study by Taiwan-based 104 Job Bank. ...

Taiwanese workers in China long for home

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As China's economy declines due to the China-U.S. trade war, many Taiwanese working in China long to return home. A Taiwanese internet user, who is employed by a Ch...

Work-life balance becomes priority for S. Korean Millennials: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Millennials in South Korea expressed their opinions about their ideal job in a recent survey, showing that work-life balance has become their main concern, reported JoongA...

Hilarious Han is taking Taiwan’s voters for fools once more

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) - Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) is on holiday. Lucky Han Kuo-yu. He has awarded himself three months’ holiday from his full-time job as mayor of Kaohsiung City despite having taken...

Over 60 percent of Taiwanese worry about post-retirement financial security

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – More than 60 percent of Taiwanese lack confidence about their financial security during retirement, according to a survey conducted by asset management company Schroders. ...

Breaking News! Taiwan's monthly minimum wage raised by 3%, hourly pay up 5%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's minimum monthly wage has been increased by three percent, while the hourly minimum rate has been hiked by five percent. After several hours of negotiations toda...

EVA Airlines strike could be a watershed moment for Taiwanese workers’ rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The ongoing EVA Airlines strike looks set to become a watershed moment in the history of workers’ rights in Taiwan. And so it should. At the time of writing, EVA Airli...

Taiwan sets new goal for overseas Taiwanese firms' investments

A government goal to attract NT$250 billion of investment from overseas Taiwanese firms returning to the country in one year has been doubled to NT$500 billion, after nearly NT$280 billion of investme...

Record 90% of Taiwanese want to change jobs after Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Over 90 percent of respondents to an employment survey said they plan to change jobs after the Lunar New Year holiday, the highest percentage in the history of the poll, with t...

Thailand extends visa fee waiver for Taiwanese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The visa fee waiver for Taiwanese tourists and travelers from 20 other countries has been extended by the Thai cabinet until April 30. The fee waiver was extended to he...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to be increased by 5% on Jan. 1

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Among a number of new regulations to be rolled out on Jan. 1, 2019 includes a 5 percent increase in the monthly minimum wage and a 7 percent increase in the hourly minimum wage...

Taiwan continues to see rising number of employees working overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan continues to see a rising number of people working overseas, with the top three markets remaining as China, Southeast Asia, and the United States, according to stat...