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Taiwan's foreign talent recruitment bill passes preliminary reading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a preliminary reading, the Legislative Yuan on Monday (May 10) approved a proposed amendment to an act that aims to lower requirements for foreign white-collar profe...

EXPLAINER: Did US hiring slow because of a ‘labor shortage’?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The anticipation for the U.S. jobs report for April, released Friday morning, was high. Most experts agreed that after a yearlong pandemic, tens of millions of layo...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the station in South Pasadena, California, harkening back ...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled into the South Pasadena, California, station, harkening back to...

Taiwan to include 'spiritual warriors' in reserve force to fight off China invasion

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's military is planning on integrating members of temples into its new reserve force as China steps up its grey-zone warfare against the country and fears of an ...

New bill allows foreign professionals permanent residence after 3 years in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (April 15) gave the green light to a draft amendment to the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent, in a bi...

Protests swell after Myanmar junta raises specter of force

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Protesters gathered in Myanmar’s biggest city on Monday despite the ruling junta’s threat to use lethal force against people who join a general strike against ...

Taiwan's handling of pandemic proves to be foreign talent draw

The number of recipients of Taiwan's employment gold card, a special work and residency permit for highly skilled foreign talent, took a big jump in 2020, reflecting Taiwan's attractiveness as...

Deaths, self-immolation draw scrutiny on China tech giants

HONG KONG (AP) — E-commerce workers who kept China fed during the coronavirus pandemic, making their billionaire bosses even richer, are so unhappy with their pay and treatment that one just set himse...

Cuts likely as Fiat Chrysler-PSA tie-up nears approval

MILAN (AP) — While running Nissan’s North American operations from 2009 to 2011, Carlos Tavares had a reputation for closely watching costs with little tolerance for vehicles or ventures that didn’t m...

From restaurants to retailers, virus transformed economies

NEW YORK (AP) — It would be just a temporary precaution. When the viral pandemic erupted in March, employees of the small insurance firm Thimble fled their Manhattan offices. CEO Jay...

Average yearly salary in Taiwan rises to NT$641,000 despite pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey by Taiwan's top job hunting website has found that the average annual salary increased to NT$641,000 (US$22,400) as Taiwan was able to quickly contain the Wuh...

US housing roars back despite recession, high unemployment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. housing market has staged a furious comeback this summer, even as the economy struggles to regain its footing after being knocked into a recession due to the coronavirus. ...

Migrant worker football league takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Immigrant's Football League (TIFL) is an impressive organizational feat recently launched by the nation's blue-collar foreign workers, and it looks off ...

Ford cutting 1,400 US salaried jobs with retirement offers

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. will offer early retirement incentives with hopes of cutting its U.S. white-collar workforce by 1,400 more positions. Kumar Galhotra, the compa...