New rules on foreign hiring will not affect locals: officials

The China Post
Date: December 4, 2015
By: CNA

TAIPEI–Taiwan government officials indicated Thursday that an impeding 13978808revision of the country’s rules on hiring foreign nationals will not affect the employment of Taiwan citizens, as the changes will be phased in slowly and the percentage of foreign job seekers will remain comparatively low.

At a Cabinet meeting, Premier Mao Chi-kuo said Taiwan needs to create an environment to attract and retain foreign professionals, in light of the outflow of 20,000-30,000 native white-collar workers per year over the past decade.

Furthermore, due to Taiwan’s aging society and low birth rate, its working age population is projected to start declining annually by 180,000 with effect from next year, Mao said.     [FULL  STORY]

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