Taiwan’s labor force forecast to decrease 180,000 annually

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/07/14
By: Y.L. Wei and Lillian Lin

Taipei, July 14 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor stressed on Tuesday the urgency of i201507140036t0001ntroducing more migrant workers to Taiwan in view of a continuing decline in the labor force, which is forecast to decrease by 180,000 annually in the coming years.

A ministry spokesman said that local industries are already facing labor shortage problems, especially those in the 3D — dirty, dangerous and demeaning — sectors.

The ageing population has added to the labor force shortage problem, as an increasing number of dementia sufferers creates demand for more caregivers. A large number of the foreign workers employed in Taiwan are taking care of aged people.     [FULL  STORY]

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