By: Y.L. Wei and Lillian Lin
Taipei, July 14 (CNA) The Ministry of Labor stressed on Tuesday the urgency of introducing 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]