By: Yu Hsiao-han and Frances Huang
Taipei, July 1 (CNA) The number of workers put on unpaid leave in Taiwan in the second half of June increased from the first half of the month, reflecting a continued slowdown in the local economy, government statistics showed Friday.
Citing the data, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said that the number of the workers on furlough totaled 658 as of the end of June, up from 503 reported as of June 15.
According to the data, a total of 26 employers had sent their employees on furlough programs in the second half of last month, up from 24 recorded earlier in June.
During the period of June 16-30, three employers terminated their unpaid leave programs but five others imposed mandatory furlough on their employees, bringing the number to 26 at the end of the month, the statistics showed. [FULL STORY]