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Taiwan ends short-term contract extensions for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday (Nov. 23) stated that it has discontinued a program allowing short-term contract extensions for migrant workers. As the Wuhan coro...

Taiwanese employers who dock migrant worker wages can face NT$300,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday reminded the public that employers and labor brokers face heavy fines if they are found ...

Over 80,000 migrant workers in Taiwan stay put amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 80,000 migrant workers in Taiwan have been able to stay at their current jobs or obtain other employment in the country as of June this year thanks to government...

Taiwan allows migrant worker employers to extend contracts amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday (June 9) announced that employers of migrant workers can apply to extend their contracts by three months amid the Wuhan coronavirus ...

TSMC to recruit over 4,000 new staff for high-end process development

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said Tuesday it is planning to hire more than 4,000 new staff this year at a time when the company is gearing...

Employers must provide masks to migrant workers in Taiwan during outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is mandatory that employers provide surgical masks to migrant laborers in Taiwan whose employment as caregivers necessitates visits to hospitals or other medical instit...

Taiwan prepares to import 7 farm workers from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Preparations are underway to import farm workers from overseas for the first time, reports said Wednesday (December 18). Earlier this year, the government decided to al...

Migrant rights groups call for broker system to be abolished

A coalition of migrant rights groups rallied in Taipei Tuesday, calling on the government to abolish the broker system to free migrant workers from exploitation by manpower agencies. At the rally s...

Labor ministry, agencies discuss migrant worker service fees

The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday hosted a meeting of labor groups and employment agencies to resolve their differences in opinion regarding service fees for migrant workers who wish to renew t...

Foreign workers in Taiwan can find new jobs in 5 languages on WDA site

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As of Monday (July 15), a website enabling foreign workers in Taiwan to change their employer and seek new jobs is now available in five languages, announced Taiwan's Minis...

From the gym to the Garden: Pro dodgeball grows to big stage

NEW YORK (AP) — Professional dodgeball is chaos, but it's organized chaos. At the 2018 Dodgeball World Cup, people were dodging, dipping, diving, ducking and, well, dodging some more...

A sympathizer of people with disabilities, laundry boss in northern Taiwan exclusively hires them

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—“Our people can obviously be good workers, it’s you who don’t know how to use them,” Liu Yue-ting (劉月廷) would say to employers to whom she referred p...

New rule makes it easier for foreigners to perform in Taiwan: MOL

Taipei, May 11 (CNA) A new rule that no longer requires foreign entertainers to get a formal approval from venues where they intend to perform took effect Friday, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said in a...

Foreign student work permit application process in Taiwan simplified

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The process to apply for work permits for foreigners, overseas compatriots and ethnic Chinese students while studying in Taiwan has been simplified, benefiting an estimated 40,...

Foreign student work permit process simplified: labor ministry

Taipei (CNA) - The Ministry of Labor said Thursday that it has implemented a new measure that makes it easier for international students in Taiwan to apply for work permits. Under the new regulatio...