MOL to widen discussions on hiring foreign workers

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-02-05
By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Ministry of Labor (MOL) will widen discussions on the regulations 6733527of hiring foreign professionals with legislators and local labor groups, said Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen Thursday.

In a bid to strengthen Taiwan’s talent pool and retain skilled foreign workers, the ministry last December proposed the relaxation of regulations on foreign workers, creating a friendlier environment for foreign professionals.

However, the decision planned to take effect in January was faced with opposition by local labor groups due to suspicion over decreased opportunities for local workers, which prompted the ministry to put on hold such deliberation.     [FULL  STORY]

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