Nearly 90% of Taiwanese wish to work overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly 90 percent of salary employees in Taiwan wish to work aboard after Lunar New Year, the highest since 2014, according to a survey by online job bank yes123. Aroun...

2020 Taiwan elections: battle of the generations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2020 general elections in Taiwan have been called a faceoff between the younger and older generations, with surveys showing that at least 50 percent of first-time vote...

As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Guess who's getting used to working with robots in their everyday lives? The very same warehouse workers once predicted to be losing their jobs to mechanical replacements . ...

Taiwan talent drain sees professors poached by Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — At least five faculty members from Taiwan’s most prestigious universities have been poached by Hong Kong over the past two years, highlighting the academic talent dr...

Taiwan Presidential Candidate Han Kuo-yu unveils policies to protect workers' rights

The campaign team of opposition Kuomintang presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) on Thursday unveiled three policy proposals to address wage stagnation and better protect workers' rights in Taiw...

Taiwan's labor groups call for at least 5% hike in minimum wage

Several labor groups in Taiwan, including the Solidarity Labor Union and the Labor Rights Association, called Monday for an increase of at least 5 percent in the minimum wage,starting from 2020. Pr...

Looking for edible grass? How to make it to the end of the month on just NT$800

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A post in a popular Taiwanese Facebook group has gone viral after netizens offered both serious and satirical advice to someone who is running out of money. A member of the ...

90% of workers in Taiwan not happy about their salary: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Nearly 90 percent of workers in Taiwan are unsatisfied with their paycheck and on average, members of the workforce will not receive a pay raise until they work 3.1 years ...

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...

Steady Launches to Serve the Squeezed American Economy

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2018--Steady, created to serve the more than 70 million Americans* who rely on multiple income sources and/or contingent work arrangements, today launches the free ap...

Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address

Text of President Donald Trump's State of the Union address, as provided by Federal News Service: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, first lady of the United State...

Number of Taiwanese working abroad more than doubles in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The number of Taiwanese employees working abroad has more than doubled in 10 years, from 340,000 in 2005 to 724,000 in 2015, while short-term job assignments accounted for most ...

Nearly 50 percent of Taiwanese youth face debts: survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Employment site yes123 found that nearly 50 percent of young wage-earners in Taiwan are struggling with debt, according to the results of its latest survey published on Tuesday....

Engagement with India a cure for Taiwan's economic plight

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is pronounced dead by United States President Donald Trump, Taiwan is shifting its focus to a bilateral trade pact with the U.S. and expanding engagement with AS...

The View from Taichung: KMT Holds Chair Election Early - Hung makes her move?

Taichung -- This week the Kuomintang (KMT) announced that its next election for Chairman has been tentatively set for May of 2017, instead of August as had been previously supposed. Current Chairman H...