By: Wu Hsin-yun and Y.F. Low
Taipei, May 9 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has put on hold a plan to ease restrictions on hiring foreign professionals pending further discussion by the new government that will take office on May 20, Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen (陳雄文) said Monday.
Chen told reporters that certain political parties are not in favor of the policy, which was approved by the Cabinet in December 2015, and that his ministry has held several public hearings on the issue but failed to ease their concerns.
For this reason, the MOL has discontinued efforts to promote the plan and decided to pass the issue on to the new government for further discussion, he said.
The MOL had planned to revise regulations that impose restrictions on the hiring of foreign professionals as a way to attract and retain talent. [FULL STORY]