Taiwan in talks with new country on introducing migrant workers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/02/2020
By: Wu Hsin-yun and Chung Yu-chen

Labor Minster Hsu Ming-chun. CNA file photo

Taipei, Dec. 2 (CNA) Taiwan is seeking to recruit migrant workers from a Southeast Asian nation that does not currently provide the country with foreign workers, according to Labor Minster Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) Wednesday — two days after a two-week COVID-19-related ban on Indonesian migrant workers was announced.

The Minister made the remark when asked by reporters if the government plans to expand the number of countries from which Taiwan hires migrant workers on the sidelines of a meeting of the Legislative Yuan's Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee.

Hsu confirmed two discussions were held with representatives from the country in November to explore the possibility of making it easier for its nationals to work in Taiwan, but declined to name the nation.

Taiwan hopes to sign a memorandum of understanding with the country next year and be able to recruit migrant workers by 2022, Hsu said.    [FULL  STORY]

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