Finding labor is not a problem for returning businesses: Taiwan Labor Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - As the trade war between the United States and China escalates, Taiwanese companies returning to the island should have no problem finding labor, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許...

Taiwanese solar cell maker Motech ends contract with over 300 migrant workers prematurely 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwanese solar PV cell manufacturer Motech announced Monday, Sept. 17, it will terminate employment contracts with more than 300 migrant workers prematurely...

Taiwan’s New Southbound Policy should start at home: academic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government’s New Southbound Policy can start at home with a positive treatment of foreign workers and spouses, the chairman of the new government-funded Taiwan-Asia Ex...

Japan's foreign minister says country to open to foreigners

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Japan's foreign minister says her country is bound to accept more foreign workers as its own population is on the brink of a steep decline. Taro Kono told a Wor...

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...

Indonesians in Taiwan celebrate their Independence Day in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesians living in Taiwan joined a celebration in honor of Indonesian Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the 2/28 Peace Park near the National Taiwan Museum in Taip...

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, ...

Taiwan’s minimum wage expected to increase: Premier  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Premier William Lai (賴清德) said that given Taiwan's recent economic growth, increases to the minimum wage should not be unexpected, during a TV interview with CT...

Trump, at golf club, intent on projecting he's hard at work

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don't call it "vacation." Trump, who is loath to admit to sleepin...

Labor: Missouri farmworkers kept in inhumane conditions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Florida company kept more than 100 temporary farmworkers in "inhumane" and "unsanitary" working conditions while not paying them what they were due as they harvested watermel...

New draft bill to entice foreign workers to Taiwan open for public scrutiny

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Development Council (NDC, 國家發展委員會) published a new draft foreign migration bill titled the "New Economic Immigration Law" (新經濟移民法) for public scruti...

Groups in Taiwan demand harsh penalties for foreign workers who eat dog meat

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Representatives of several civic groups staged a protest outside the Ministry of Labor on Friday, demanding that local employers be held accountable for their foreign workers who ...

Will economic boom complicate curbing immigration?

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's priorities, low unemployment, is complicating another: curbing immigration. With the number of jobs available exceeding the number o...

Afghan officials: 3 foreign workers killed in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says three foreign workers were abducted in Kabul earlier in the day and their bodies were later found in one of the city's more dangerous neighborhoods. ...

UAE offers amnesty for foreign workers stuck in Catch-22

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has begun a three-month visa amnesty program, hoping to resolve a Catch-22 for foreign workers who are fined daily for overstaying their per...