Taiwan planning to lift curbs on migration of workers from Vietnam

The China Post
Date: March 31, 2015
By: AFP

TAIPEI–Taiwan plans to lift a 10-year ban on the recruitment of domestic helpers including caregivers and of fishing workers from Vietnam, an official said Monday.

Taiwan banned their recruitment in separate moves in 2004 and 2005 to try to reduce the number of Vietnamese leaving their jobs and becoming illegal immigrants on the island.

Existing workers from Vietnam in these categories were unaffected.

The runaway ratio has fallen from a high of 10.16 percent in 2004 to 5.77 percent last year after the Vietnamese government imposed punitive measures on runaway workers in Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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