The total rose by 100,000 over the past 2 years and 4 months: Ministry of Labor
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign workers topped 700,000 in late October, according to data released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Tuesday.
Ministry officials pointed out that the number of Taiwanese workers employed in the manufacturing sector also rose, the Central News Agency reported.
By the end of October, the total number of migrant workers reached 703,162, including 446,779 employed by the manufacturing sector and 256,383 by the social sector, the MOL said.
The previous mark to be breached was 600,000 in late June 2016, so the number of foreign workers rose by 100,000 in just two years and four months, CNA reported.