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Taiwan's self-employed, including APRC-holders, eligible for subsidies

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Monday (July 5) that self-employed workers making less than NT$408,000 (US$14,571) per year, including foreign permanent residents, w...

Taiwan gives subsidies to underemployed, unemployed foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) is providing subsidies to foreigners who are underemployed or unemployed due to the serious outbreak of COVID-19 cases in Taiwan. At a press...

Taiwan to extend COVID relief to 27,000 foreign residents in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced that it will be extending its relief benefits to permanent foreign residents who have been directly impacted by the pa...

Business Highlights: Job growth slows, stocks post records

___ US job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles WASHINGTON (AP) — The recovery of America’s job market hit a pause last month as many businesses — from ...

Chamber of Commerce seeks end to enhanced US jobless aid

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is calling for Washington to immediately stop paying out-of-work Americans an extra $300 a week in unemployment benefits, saying the boost in government aid is giving some...

Montana ends unemployment pay boost amid worker shortage

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana is ending its participation in the federal unemployment program that gives people extra weekly unemployment benefit payments as the state struggles with a worker shortage,...

New enrollment window opens for health insurance shoppers

Health insurance shoppers stuck in a bad plan or unable to find coverage have a new option for help. A sign-up window opened Monday for government insurance markets and runs through...

Pandemic holds few lessons for European chefs, mostly misery

ANTWERP, Belgium (AP) — Necessity is supposed to be the mother of invention. If that were the case for the high-end restaurant industry, the coronavirus pandemic should have offered ample opportunitie...

Trump order allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump has bypassed the nation's lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount af...

The Latest: Australia state can't trace source of many cases

MELBOURNE, Australia -- The premier of Australia’s Victoria state says more than 2,700 active cases have no known source and remain the primary concern of health authorities. Victor...

1.4 million seek jobless aid as virus keeps forcing layoffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.4 million laid-off Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, further evidence of the devastation the coronavirus outbreak has unleashed on the U.S. economy. ...

Schumer proposes $25,000 "heroes" pay for frontline workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for up to $25,000 “heroes” pay for frontline health care and service industry workers, as Congress pushes ahead with a new coronavir...

Taiwan considers unemployment benefits for foreigners with APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Foreigners holding an Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) might be considered for unemployment payments and other social benefits, the Liberty Times reported Tuesday. ...