TWSE to close for extended period over Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) will close for 11 days from Jan. 31 to Feb. 10, 2019, as Taiwan celebrates the extended Lunar New Year holiday. The TWSE closure syncs ...

Number of foreign workers in Taiwan tops 700,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign workers topped 700,000 in late October, according to data released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Tuesday. Ministry officials pointed out that the...

Taiwan wages see slow and steady growth in Sept.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Wages across Taiwan rose by an average of 2.48 percent in annual terms during the month of Sept., according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics...

Jane Goodall gives message of hope to Taiwanese workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – World renowned primatologist and anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall spoke to staff at I-Mei Food’s factory and food safety research center in Taoyuan City on Oct. 31, a...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to increase by 5% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The monthly minimum wage will officially be increased by 5 percent next year, while the hourly minimum wage will rise by 7.14 percent, announced Ministry of Labor yesterday (Se...

Taiwan to raise hourly wage by 7% to NT$150

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's hourly minimum wage is to be increased by over 7 percent, while the monthly minimum wage is to be hiked by 5 percent, pending approval by the Executive Yuan, annou...

How Taiwan should use China-based workers to spread the truth about life in Communist China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) -- China has once more ratcheted up its efforts to try and lure more Taiwanese workers across the Straits, in their latest economic assault on Taiwan. But a fascinating rep...

Highest cultural landmark in Taiwan opens on Alishan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The highest cultural landmark in Taiwan, the 1913 Antique Office of Alishan House-Local Cultural Building, opened its doors Aug. 15. The building was constructed as a g...

Nearly 50% of Taiwanese workers have had an office romance: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - A recent survey reveals that nearly 50 percent of Taiwanese employees have dated someone at work, while up to 70 percent keep their office romance a secret. Taiwanese recrui...

China’s efforts to lure Taiwanese workers may be backfiring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China's recent efforts to gain influence in Taiwan through offering easier opportunities to work in China will not improve Taiwanese attitudes towards China, according...

60 percent of Taiwanese workers wait for 40 months to muster up the courage to ask for a pay raise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – About 60 percent of salary workers in Taiwan will wait for 40 months before asking for a pay raise and 14 percent of respondents will demand an increase in wages by hintin...

Why dreams of the civil service are holding Taiwan back

A new survey published this week has revealed Taiwanese workers dream jobs, and the findings are more than a little eye-opening. The headline-grabbing revelation was that the third most desirable ...

Internet celebrity 3rd most popular 'dream job' in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Becoming an internet celebrity is now the third most popular "dream job" for Taiwanese workers, accord to a survey by 1111 Job Bank. When asked what their ideal jo...

Taiwanese workers to enjoy 6 long weekends in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Workers in Taiwan will have 115 days off in 2019, with six long weekends, the longest being the nine-day Lunar New Year holiday, three days longer than last year, the announced...

82% of Taiwanese workers have interest in becoming a ‘slashie’: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan) – An astonishing 82.4 percent of young Taiwanese professionals revealed that they have interest in becoming a "slashie" with the prominent reason being money-making, ac...