• Top 4 Jobs for Foreigners in Taiwan

    In this video, we listed 4 most popular jobs for foreigners in Taiwan according to national immigration agency's statistics. If you wish to come to Taiwan for work, this video might give you some ideas and information about that. For more detail numbers or information about this video please go to "National Immigration Agency" website http://www.immigration.gov.tw/welcome.htm For more informative Chinese video lesson, please go to www.smartmandarinchinese.com

    published: 11 Mar 2015
  • TAIWAN: TAIPEI: FILIPINO MAID AND BABY DEPORTED

    Man/Eng/Nat In Taiwan, a Filipino maid and her one month old baby were deported today (Tuesday) for violating a local employment law that bans foreign workers from becoming pregnant. Raymunda Baccay is the first immigrant worker to be deported under the rule and her case has highlighted the plight of the 20-thousand Philippine domestic helpers living in Taiwan. 33 year old Raymunda Baccay returned home this (Tuesday) morning carrying her one month old baby in her arms at Taipei International Airport. Employed as an housemaid by a Taiwanese family since 1993, Raymunda Baccay was ordered to leave the Republic of China after violating the Local Employment Services Act. This orders the immediate deportation of immigrant workers if they are found to be pregnant. Baccay, whose ...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Taiwan Jobs for Foreigners

    Taiwan Jobs for Foreigners at http://entrepreneur-sme.asia/taiwan-jobs-for-foreigners/ Taiwan Jobs for Foreigners and Taipei job search and English speaking employment vacancy listing. Find also thousands of Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka-speaker Taiwanese jobs from hundreds of well-known company web sites

    published: 05 Aug 2015
  • Workers Rally in Taipei to Demand Better Employee Benefits

    Labour unions from across Taiwan march through Taipei and rally in front of a government building to demand better work conditions. Full Story: Labour unions from across Taiwan march through Taipei and rally in front of a government building to demand better work conditions. More than ten thousand workers protested in front of Taiwan's government buildings on Wednesday against low wages and a government-proposed pension cut. Despite the drizzling rain, protesters gathered at the legislature and marched toward the Executive Yuan - the building where the cabinet meets. Angry demonstrators chanted "basic protection, no pension cut" and pulled down the barbed wire set up in front of the cabinet building by riot police. In a statement, labour unions across Taiwan said they opposed the gov...

    published: 02 May 2013
  • Review#2 - Job Hunting Service in Taiwan

    Very excited to announce my client Tom Rando from USA found a job as a Project Manager in Taipei. If you are looking to work in Taipei, please feel free to contact me through " https://www.facebook.com/jobhuntw/ " ---- WEB: http://www.jobhuntw.com "Hello my name is Tom and I used Job Hunting Taiwan to get my first job here in Taipei. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to come and work here, especially if you are looking for professional work, to give it a try. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message or an email: thomas.rando.jr@gmail.com Top 5 job search tips Knowing how to get a job is not always easy if you have limited experience in the job market, but there are some things everyone can do to increase their chances. Get networking. Many peopl...

    published: 18 Jul 2017
  • TAIWAN: FOREIGN WORKERS PROTEST AGAINST EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

    English/Nat More than 30 foreign workers performed a street show in downtown Taipei on Friday to protest against overcharging by employment agencies. Taiwan revised regulations last year to allow foreign workers to extend their stay in Taiwan from two years to three years. The demonstrators, mostly migrant workers from the Philippines and Thailand, say that since the change unscrupulous brokers have been overcharging them for handling extension applications. Filipino and Thai migrant workers have been flocking to Taiwan over the last year because of the economic crisis in their homelands. The workers are brought to Taiwan by employment agents to earn money and send it back home to their families. The minimum wage for migrant workers is US$450 per month but each worker ha...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Taipei Dome work resumes near MRT line

    The Taipei City government announced today that work could resume on parts of the Taipei Dome, in particular sections near the MRT Bannan line. The announcement comes just two days after it ordered that the contractor, Farglory Land Development, suspend construction. At the end of a two-hour meeting on suspension of work, a Farglory architect didn’t wish to speak to the media.Lin Jou-minTaipei Dept. of Urban DevelopmentWe agreed to continue some work, in particular work on the south side near the Bannan MRT line.Legally speaking, work is still suspended. But, in actuality, it has resumed in several areas.Lin Jou-minTaipei Dept. of Urban DevelopmentWork will continue on underground levels near the MRT. We will work on completing the central parts of the dome structure as soon as possible. C...

    published: 24 May 2015
  • How to Get an English TEACHING Job in Taiwan

    我愛台灣!This video will give you a brief overview of how to effectively land a decent English teaching job in Taiwan & what to look out for when it's contract time, such as "deposits", deductions & other dodgy clauses that you want to be aware of. We'll also be going over what to expect in terms of salary & hourly pay. Keep in mind, not all schools try to cheat or exploit their foreign teachers. Some schools are great to work at, some are not. It really depends on the establishment & management of the actual organization. This video is just here to give you an idea of what MIGHT & sometimes DOES happen. Taiwan is an awesome place to live & I love it here. The people are friendly & helpful, too. I'd personally recommend coming here to travel or work. It's one of the best choices I've ever ma...

    published: 23 Jan 2016
  • Tax deductions set for companies that increase employees’ wages, hire young people

    In order to resolve the problem of Taiwan’s long-stagnating salaries, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has drafted a new ordinance dubbed the “Small and medium-sized enterprise salary hike ordinance” allowing for tax deductions if a company hires employees aged 24-years-old or under or increases its existing employees wages. The ordinance will be applicable next year during the May tax season. Amendments to the small and medium enterprise development ordinance that were passed by the legislature last year entitle companies to declare 150% of salaries paid to new workers aged under 24 as deductible expenses. If an employee is given a raise, up to 130% of the additions to the employee’s original salary can also be declared as tax deductible expenses. Voice of Lin Mei-hsuehMinistry of Economi...

    published: 30 May 2016
  • Service and manufacturing sectors to be hardest hit by five-day work week law

    Taiwan’s service and manufacturing sectors are expected to bear the brunt of increased staffing costs under the new five-day work week law, according to a survey by a job-search website. Seventy percent of businesses surveyed, including hotels and transportation firms, said they were planning to reduce full-time staff or cut services to manage the added cost pressures. Commuters queuing to buy tickets outside long-haul bus stations are finding that bus operators such as Kuo Kuang have cut scheduled departures significantly in response to the five-day work week law. Wu Chung-siKuo-Kuang Motor Transport General ManagerWe are now cutting departures for which weekday passenger numbers are down and for which there is less demand. But this round of cuts will not end up affecting the rights of ou...

    published: 05 Jan 2017
  • 10 reasons working at a Taiwanese convenience store is anything but convenient

    Taiwan’s convenience stores have taken “convenience” to a whole new level. In addition to working the cashier, staff at these stores make soft serve ice cream, brew lattes, send and receive packages and help you pay your bills. And more services are being added all time. Each of these might mean a cushier life for us, but it means another skill to learn and more work to do for these jacks-of-all-trades. Big Data aggregator DailyView recently compiled the top 10 annoyances convenience store employees face -- keep these in mind next time you start feeling impatient while a clerk is mixing your hazelnut latte.

    published: 07 Jun 2017
  • My Journey through Silicon Valley

    Amid ongoing disputes between the nation’s employers and workers over wages and shift limits, many have chalked the nation’s inability to hold on to talent up to poor working conditions and dismal compensation and benefits. How does the much-vaunted Silicon Valley, which generates a yearly output of around US$400 billion dollars, manage to attract the best of the best from around the world? In part because it is home to a special culture in which failure is no longer a thing to be feared. What about the place could serve as a model for Taiwan and its own innovators? Our Sunday special report. The name of one of the world’s most famous technology companies comes into view on a glass-sheathed building behind a marshmallow-holding android. It’s the Mountain View, California, global headquarte...

    published: 31 Oct 2016
  • Taiwan’s president pledges to mediate differences on five-day work week plan

    President Tsai Ing-wen met with business representatives today in a bid to develop consensus over the ruling party''s proposed five-day work week measure. The Tsai administration, which has had trouble pleasing either labor or business groups with its proposed version of the law, pledged more communication with the parties involved, but has yet to announce a change in course. President Tsai met with National Federation of Industries directors hoping to address an ongoing stalemate between businesses and labor over proposals for a five-day work week law. Tsai focused specifically on the issue in responding to six suggestions the business group made in a white paper.Tsai Ing-wenPresidentThe idea behind revising the Labor Standards Act is to put into place a five-day work week. We want to sol...

    published: 29 Jul 2016
  • Taiwan's EXOTIC 24/7 PET Stores!

    What animals, products and services can be found at a typical Taiwanese pet store? If you enjoyed this video, please LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE! Support me on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/nathankactor Find me here: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nathan_k_k/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/nathankactor/ Filming equipment: iPhone 6 & tripod Editing equipment: iMovie & MacBook Pro

    published: 22 Apr 2017
  • Taiwan's Amazing Wet MARKETS!

    In this video, I talk about what you can see and buy in a Taiwanese wet market as well as why you should shop at your local market. If you enjoyed this video, please LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE! Support me on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/nathankactor Find me here: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nathan_k_k/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/nathankactor/ Filming equipment: iPhone 6 & tripod Editing equipment: iMovie & MacBook Pro Ecstasy X by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Cut and Run - Electronic Hard by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music...

    published: 15 Apr 2017
  • TAIWAN: FILIPINOS WORKING IN TAIWAN STILL FEEL SAFE

    Tagalog/Eng/Nat Amid tension between Taiwan and China due to the ongoing war games being conducted by the China off Taiwanese islands, Filipinos working in Taiwan still feel safe. More than 80-thousand Filipinos work as overseas contract workers in Taiwan. While most of them feel no need to evacuate at the moment, they continue to pray that the situation does not get worse. To Filipinos who are predominantly Catholic, first order of every Sunday is to hear the Sunday mass. Even here in Taipei, Filipinos who work here make time to attend the Sunday service. Aside from the devotion, it is also a day when they get time off from work and spend time with their friends also from back home. Amidst tension between Taiwan and China due to the ongoing war games bein...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
Top 4 Jobs for Foreigners in Taiwan

Top 4 Jobs for Foreigners in Taiwan

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  • Updated: 11 Mar 2015
  • views: 14216
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In this video, we listed 4 most popular jobs for foreigners in Taiwan according to national immigration agency's statistics. If you wish to come to Taiwan for work, this video might give you some ideas and information about that. For more detail numbers or information about this video please go to "National Immigration Agency" website http://www.immigration.gov.tw/welcome.htm For more informative Chinese video lesson, please go to www.smartmandarinchinese.com
https://wn.com/Top_4_Jobs_For_Foreigners_In_Taiwan
TAIWAN: TAIPEI: FILIPINO MAID AND BABY DEPORTED

TAIWAN: TAIPEI: FILIPINO MAID AND BABY DEPORTED

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
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Man/Eng/Nat In Taiwan, a Filipino maid and her one month old baby were deported today (Tuesday) for violating a local employment law that bans foreign workers from becoming pregnant. Raymunda Baccay is the first immigrant worker to be deported under the rule and her case has highlighted the plight of the 20-thousand Philippine domestic helpers living in Taiwan. 33 year old Raymunda Baccay returned home this (Tuesday) morning carrying her one month old baby in her arms at Taipei International Airport. Employed as an housemaid by a Taiwanese family since 1993, Raymunda Baccay was ordered to leave the Republic of China after violating the Local Employment Services Act. This orders the immediate deportation of immigrant workers if they are found to be pregnant. Baccay, whose husband still lives in the Philippines, discovered she was pregnant after returning from a holiday in her home country in June last year. Fearing punishment - and the loss of her job and income - she managed to keep her pregnancy secret from her employer by wearing loose clothing. SOUNDBITE: " I did not inform my employer about my case because I 'm afraid to go back home immediately... " SUPER CAPTION: Raymunda Baccay, Housemaid Miss Yang, Baccay's employer, did not realise her housekeeper and carer of her two children was pregnant until her 28th week of pregnancy in late November. Yang, whilst aware of the law, did not report Baccay's pregnancy to the authorities as only six months were left of her employee's contract and because she knew her right to hire domestic help in the future might be revoked. In December, Baccay had to undergo a compulsory health check which confirmed her pregnancy. Miss Yang then bought her a ticket to fly back to the Philippines at the end of January, but the airline advised her not to travel due to her advanced state of pregnancy. Later the same day, she gave birth to little Randy who was 2 months premature. The Council of Labour affairs then ordered her immediate deportation, but their letter did not arrive until last week. Yang, who considers Baccay to be part of her family, says the law is unjust and should be changed. But the authorities say they have to implement the policy to control the size of the population. SOUNDBITE: (MANDARIN) "Taiwan is a very high density populated country, we cannot afford more pressure on this level with new immigrants whatever they are, that's why basically we wrote this law" SUPER CAPTION: Mr SU Shiu-Yi, Council of Labour Affairs Baccay's situation highlights the plight of more than 20-thousand domestic workers attracted to Taiwan by its reputation for high wages for this kind of work. But when asked about Baccay's plight, many Philippine maids believe that their employment in Taiwan is far from perfect. Amongst other problems, they have to cope with a lack of legal protection, forced overtime work, illegal deductions from salaries and the arbitrary confiscation of passports. Some claim the system runs by fear - and as long as things are kept quiet there tends to not be a problem. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) "Of course it's very disgusting what happened to her, it's not her fault. I mean, it's a good thing that her employer is quite human to take care of her. But I know our government knows about that and I know that all our Philippines representatives knows about that. But until now everybody knows - but they don't know anything about it". SUPER CAPTION: Virginia, Housemaid of 6 years As evidence of their tough lives, maids cite the amount they have to pay out before they can find work in Taiwan. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) She also asked if she could possibly return to Taiwan to work again. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/3838c45d9533586c6d0ee781d8f62678 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Taiwan_Taipei_Filipino_Maid_And_Baby_Deported
Taiwan Jobs for Foreigners

Taiwan Jobs for Foreigners

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  • Updated: 05 Aug 2015
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Taiwan Jobs for Foreigners at http://entrepreneur-sme.asia/taiwan-jobs-for-foreigners/ Taiwan Jobs for Foreigners and Taipei job search and English speaking employment vacancy listing. Find also thousands of Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka-speaker Taiwanese jobs from hundreds of well-known company web sites
https://wn.com/Taiwan_Jobs_For_Foreigners
Workers Rally in Taipei to Demand Better Employee Benefits

Workers Rally in Taipei to Demand Better Employee Benefits

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  • Updated: 02 May 2013
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Labour unions from across Taiwan march through Taipei and rally in front of a government building to demand better work conditions. Full Story: Labour unions from across Taiwan march through Taipei and rally in front of a government building to demand better work conditions. More than ten thousand workers protested in front of Taiwan's government buildings on Wednesday against low wages and a government-proposed pension cut. Despite the drizzling rain, protesters gathered at the legislature and marched toward the Executive Yuan - the building where the cabinet meets. Angry demonstrators chanted "basic protection, no pension cut" and pulled down the barbed wire set up in front of the cabinet building by riot police. In a statement, labour unions across Taiwan said they opposed the government's recent pension reform, demanding basic salary increases, equal payment for foreign and local workers, and that the government protect workers from death from overwork. Taiwan's cabinet passed a bill on Friday that cuts retirement benefits for Taiwan's workers, military personnel, and public school teachers, to solve the government's financial problems. The bill has been forwarded to the legislature for approval. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://ntd.tv Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
https://wn.com/Workers_Rally_In_Taipei_To_Demand_Better_Employee_Benefits
Review#2 - Job Hunting Service in Taiwan

Review#2 - Job Hunting Service in Taiwan

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  • Updated: 18 Jul 2017
  • views: 147
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Very excited to announce my client Tom Rando from USA found a job as a Project Manager in Taipei. If you are looking to work in Taipei, please feel free to contact me through " https://www.facebook.com/jobhuntw/ " ---- WEB: http://www.jobhuntw.com "Hello my name is Tom and I used Job Hunting Taiwan to get my first job here in Taipei. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to come and work here, especially if you are looking for professional work, to give it a try. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a private message or an email: thomas.rando.jr@gmail.com Top 5 job search tips Knowing how to get a job is not always easy if you have limited experience in the job market, but there are some things everyone can do to increase their chances. Get networking. Many people find jobs from people they know rather than traditional means such as job adverts. Talk to family, friends and other people you know to find out where work might be on offer. Attract employers. Rather than hunting down jobs, consider getting potential employers to come to you. Post your CV online and you could save yourself a lot of time and effort job hunting. Target companies. Look at the organisations which might make a good employer and hone in on them. This may mean you only look at the big employers in your area or it might mean that you look into one sector only but on a nationwide basis. Remain positive. We all get a few knock backs when looking for work. Don't take it personally if you are rejected or don't even get a response because it is probably not because of anything you have done wrong. Find hidden vacancies. Many jobs can be landed before they are advertised if you can get in quickly. Look into internal recruitment and seek out word-of-mouth advice as good ways of getting your foot in the door early. Knowing how to find a job is a skill in itself. Once you have been successful in landing a job, you will find that the process becomes easier if you ever find yourself looking for employment again.
https://wn.com/Review_2_Job_Hunting_Service_In_Taiwan
TAIWAN: FOREIGN WORKERS PROTEST AGAINST EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

TAIWAN: FOREIGN WORKERS PROTEST AGAINST EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

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  • Updated: 21 Jul 2015
  • views: 681
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English/Nat More than 30 foreign workers performed a street show in downtown Taipei on Friday to protest against overcharging by employment agencies. Taiwan revised regulations last year to allow foreign workers to extend their stay in Taiwan from two years to three years. The demonstrators, mostly migrant workers from the Philippines and Thailand, say that since the change unscrupulous brokers have been overcharging them for handling extension applications. Filipino and Thai migrant workers have been flocking to Taiwan over the last year because of the economic crisis in their homelands. The workers are brought to Taiwan by employment agents to earn money and send it back home to their families. The minimum wage for migrant workers is US$450 per month but each worker has to give an additional $120 per month to brokers in Taiwan and the Philippines. Migrant workers say they are happy that the Taiwan government now allows an additional year on their stay in Taiwan but they are unhappy that the brokers will continue to take a certain percentage off their monthly pay. SOUNDBITE: (English) "....to be heard about the injustice in our place especially in the third year of our extension. We're being collected an exorbitant fee for the extension of our contract to three years and that is an additional NT$15,000 (US$428) to NT$30,000 (US$857) from each of our migrant employees. So we are going to plead to the CLA (Council of Labour Affairs) for a precise and standard law about services the broker is collecting from us because it is not clearly identified now." SUPERCAPTION : Marie Gonzales, Filipino migrant worker in Taiwan. Most of the Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan become domestic workers; cleaning and babysitting. There are currently more than 400,000 migrant workers from the Philippines in Taiwan. Most Thai labourers work in the construction trade. There are about 150,000 Thai workers in Taiwan. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/0346eb46b6470de9944b8f6e455c0e84 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
https://wn.com/Taiwan_Foreign_Workers_Protest_Against_Employment_Agencies
Taipei Dome work resumes near MRT line

Taipei Dome work resumes near MRT line

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  • Updated: 24 May 2015
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The Taipei City government announced today that work could resume on parts of the Taipei Dome, in particular sections near the MRT Bannan line. The announcement comes just two days after it ordered that the contractor, Farglory Land Development, suspend construction. At the end of a two-hour meeting on suspension of work, a Farglory architect didn’t wish to speak to the media.Lin Jou-minTaipei Dept. of Urban DevelopmentWe agreed to continue some work, in particular work on the south side near the Bannan MRT line.Legally speaking, work is still suspended. But, in actuality, it has resumed in several areas.Lin Jou-minTaipei Dept. of Urban DevelopmentWork will continue on underground levels near the MRT. We will work on completing the central parts of the dome structure as soon as possible. Concrete laying on the foundation and water conduction will also take place.Mayor Ko Wen-je denied that the resumption of work, one day after it was suspended, represented a policy flip-flop.Ko Wen-jeTaipei MayorThere’s no flip-flop here. Everything is being handled in accordance with our original plans. Rather than call this resumption of work, it should be called conducting a portion of work in accordance with regulations. Areas with safety implications should be handled first. Rather than Farglory’s past practice of following its own plan without reporting to the city, this will be a guided, controlled resumption of work.There were reports that the city government faced internal dissent over the order to suspend work. Apparently, opposition from some agencies led the Taipei Department of Urban Development to ultimately hand down the orders.Ko Wen-jeTaipei MayorConstruction is still overseen by the Construction Management Office, under the Department of Urban Development. That makes the department the responsible authority.Progress was limited today by manpower issues. Farglory plans a full resumption of permitted work on Monday.
https://wn.com/Taipei_Dome_Work_Resumes_Near_Mrt_Line
How to Get an English TEACHING Job in Taiwan

How to Get an English TEACHING Job in Taiwan

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  • Updated: 23 Jan 2016
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我愛台灣!This video will give you a brief overview of how to effectively land a decent English teaching job in Taiwan & what to look out for when it's contract time, such as "deposits", deductions & other dodgy clauses that you want to be aware of. We'll also be going over what to expect in terms of salary & hourly pay. Keep in mind, not all schools try to cheat or exploit their foreign teachers. Some schools are great to work at, some are not. It really depends on the establishment & management of the actual organization. This video is just here to give you an idea of what MIGHT & sometimes DOES happen. Taiwan is an awesome place to live & I love it here. The people are friendly & helpful, too. I'd personally recommend coming here to travel or work. It's one of the best choices I've ever made! If you enjoyed this video, please subscribe, like, comment & share. You can also find me here: Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nathankactor/?fref=ts Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nathan_k_k/ English teaching jobs: http://www.tealit.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/282955138480280/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaiwanJobs/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/teachingenglishintaiwan/ http://forumosa.com/taiwan/ Games & activities: http://www.eslgamesplus.com/classroom-games/ http://www.funenglishgames.com/activities.html http://iteslj.org/c/games.html http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/word-games/paint-it/classroom Bureau of Labor Affairs: http://english.mol.gov.tw Legal issues for foreigners in Taiwan: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ForeignersForTaiwan/
https://wn.com/How_To_Get_An_English_Teaching_Job_In_Taiwan
Tax deductions set for companies that increase employees’ wages, hire young people

Tax deductions set for companies that increase employees’ wages, hire young people

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  • Updated: 30 May 2016
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In order to resolve the problem of Taiwan’s long-stagnating salaries, the Ministry of Economic Affairs has drafted a new ordinance dubbed the “Small and medium-sized enterprise salary hike ordinance” allowing for tax deductions if a company hires employees aged 24-years-old or under or increases its existing employees wages. The ordinance will be applicable next year during the May tax season. Amendments to the small and medium enterprise development ordinance that were passed by the legislature last year entitle companies to declare 150% of salaries paid to new workers aged under 24 as deductible expenses. If an employee is given a raise, up to 130% of the additions to the employee’s original salary can also be declared as tax deductible expenses. Voice of Lin Mei-hsuehMinistry of Economic AffairsIf new young workers are hired an extra 50% of their salary can be claimed as a deductible expense. Business taxes originally at 17% will be lowered to 8.5%. This will encourage SMEs to raise the salaries of their workers. However, labor groups believe that these tax cuts will not help workers escape the trap of low wages. Son Yu-lianTaiwan Labor FrontWe have been instituting tax cuts over the past two or three decades and still there has been no way of creating substantial economic growth, employment opportunities, or salary hikes. This is a policy designed in the era of the Ma government Now that the new government has taken office, we hope that President Tsai’s promises of creating a minimum wage law can be implemented as soon as possible. Labor groups have also criticized the new ordinance for excluding around 610,000 contract workers. They note that many young people tend to be involved in this kind of work or else work part time. Therefore, they hope the government can expand its policies to include these kinds of workers.
https://wn.com/Tax_Deductions_Set_For_Companies_That_Increase_Employees’_Wages,_Hire_Young_People
Service and manufacturing sectors to be hardest hit by five-day work week law

Service and manufacturing sectors to be hardest hit by five-day work week law

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  • Updated: 05 Jan 2017
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Taiwan’s service and manufacturing sectors are expected to bear the brunt of increased staffing costs under the new five-day work week law, according to a survey by a job-search website. Seventy percent of businesses surveyed, including hotels and transportation firms, said they were planning to reduce full-time staff or cut services to manage the added cost pressures. Commuters queuing to buy tickets outside long-haul bus stations are finding that bus operators such as Kuo Kuang have cut scheduled departures significantly in response to the five-day work week law. Wu Chung-siKuo-Kuang Motor Transport General ManagerWe are now cutting departures for which weekday passenger numbers are down and for which there is less demand. But this round of cuts will not end up affecting the rights of our passengers. Data collected by the job-search website suggests that businesses with employees working on a shift basis will be the most affected by the five day work week law. Some of those firms are already moving to replace full-time staff with part-time employees or people contracted to outside work agencies.Liu Fu-meiRegent Taipei Human Resources VPDispatched workers may end up becoming a future trend, because they have more specialized skills and offer more stability. Costs for hourly workers have gone up, and they’re not as useful as they were before. I’ll probably use a stable cooperative arrangement with a dispatched work agency, rather than bring in hourly workers on a temporary basis. Employees now have more break days under the five-day work week law, but higher baseline overtime wages are forcing companies to find other ways to offset higher staffing costs.
https://wn.com/Service_And_Manufacturing_Sectors_To_Be_Hardest_Hit_By_Five_Day_Work_Week_Law
10 reasons working at a Taiwanese convenience store is anything but convenient

10 reasons working at a Taiwanese convenience store is anything but convenient

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  • Updated: 07 Jun 2017
  • views: 355
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Taiwan’s convenience stores have taken “convenience” to a whole new level. In addition to working the cashier, staff at these stores make soft serve ice cream, brew lattes, send and receive packages and help you pay your bills. And more services are being added all time. Each of these might mean a cushier life for us, but it means another skill to learn and more work to do for these jacks-of-all-trades. Big Data aggregator DailyView recently compiled the top 10 annoyances convenience store employees face -- keep these in mind next time you start feeling impatient while a clerk is mixing your hazelnut latte.
https://wn.com/10_Reasons_Working_At_A_Taiwanese_Convenience_Store_Is_Anything_But_Convenient
My Journey through Silicon Valley

My Journey through Silicon Valley

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  • Updated: 31 Oct 2016
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Amid ongoing disputes between the nation’s employers and workers over wages and shift limits, many have chalked the nation’s inability to hold on to talent up to poor working conditions and dismal compensation and benefits. How does the much-vaunted Silicon Valley, which generates a yearly output of around US$400 billion dollars, manage to attract the best of the best from around the world? In part because it is home to a special culture in which failure is no longer a thing to be feared. What about the place could serve as a model for Taiwan and its own innovators? Our Sunday special report. The name of one of the world’s most famous technology companies comes into view on a glass-sheathed building behind a marshmallow-holding android. It’s the Mountain View, California, global headquarters of Google, whose business encompasses an internet search engine, cloud services, advertising, and many other sectors. Miss HsuTaiwanese Google EmployeeWe’ll try anything. I think if you want to do something, go give it a shot, and if you run into problems we’ll take care of it.Miss Hsu is from Taiwan, and she works at Google as an engineer in the server department. She might well be an object of envy for some Taiwanese youths, purely for the benefits that Google gives her and her fellow employees in the form of free snacks, exercise facilities, and even the privilege of working from home. It works because the company trusts its employees, and the employees understand how to motivate themselves.Miss HsuTaiwanese Google EmployeeThe pressure is actually from yourselves. You end up gauging your own progress according to your objectives and key results.But self-motivation isn’t a working attitude unique to Google employees. The pursuit of innovation has always been a part of Silicon Valley’s unique culture, and that culture has to date helped convince thousands of technology companies to set up their headquarters in the area. Larry WangTaiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center CEOIn the (San Francisco) Bay Area there’s actually no ethnic group that represents more than half the population, so everyone ends up being a so-called minority. In these conditions, these companies’ search for the best global talent ends up being a win-win situation, so as long as the team you’re coming into is good, it usually works out. Silicon Valley’s capacity to foster innovation has been a feature of the area for already 60 years. The reason for that longevity isn’t just diversity. It’s also because many in the Valley are totally unafraid of becoming a so-called “loser.”Yang Ning-yinSilver Linings Global FounderIn Silicon Valley, the experience of failure is even more important. If you go interview at a company there today, very few will ask you to share your stories of success. Most bosses want to know, have you failed before?With failure even more important in some ways than success, “non-punitive failure” has become an important value among those in Silicon Valley. Many there who believe that the truth can come out only by doing depend on information transparency, sharing, and debate to drive innovation. That’s why shared workspaces have caught on so quickly in the region. Voice of Michelle M. MaaloufAging2.0 Programs and PartnershipsThis is Galvanize. It’s a coworking space here in San Francisco. They actually have between 5 and 10 locations around the United States. A coworking space is basically where startups of all different sizes can work from and connect. As part of its mission to support companies that design and release technology products that can improve the lives of seniors, Aging2.0 aims to provide a social platform to connect venture capitalists and innovators through events and programs.Victor Wang, who was born in Taiwan, is behind one of the companies working with Aging2.0. He immigrated to the United States and went on to graduate from MIT. Now, at age 28, he’s already served as the CEO of two different tech companies. Jared is 31 this year, and he designed this robot with his friends that is intended for home use. It allows family members in two different places to see and talk with one another as if they were physically next to one another, and it’s designed to be easy to use for seniors.The whole process of coming up with the idea to creating the robot took only six months, but Jared was fortunate to have the support of a startup accelerator, which provided funding along with hardware and software support for his endeavor.Larry WangTaiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center CEOThe biggest challenge that Taiwanese entrepreneurs face, the biggest place they stand to improve, is in fostering exchange, whether that’s local talents going to Silicon Valley, or if it’s bringing people from Silicon Valley to Taiwan to discuss cooperation. If Taiwan wants to ride this wave of innovation and entrepreneurship, ambitious locals...
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Taiwan’s president pledges to mediate differences on five-day work week plan

Taiwan’s president pledges to mediate differences on five-day work week plan

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President Tsai Ing-wen met with business representatives today in a bid to develop consensus over the ruling party''s proposed five-day work week measure. The Tsai administration, which has had trouble pleasing either labor or business groups with its proposed version of the law, pledged more communication with the parties involved, but has yet to announce a change in course. President Tsai met with National Federation of Industries directors hoping to address an ongoing stalemate between businesses and labor over proposals for a five-day work week law. Tsai focused specifically on the issue in responding to six suggestions the business group made in a white paper.Tsai Ing-wenPresidentThe idea behind revising the Labor Standards Act is to put into place a five-day work week. We want to solve this problem. The government will do everything it can to explain it to society, and the Legislature also needs to seek the broadest social consensus possible in the course of cross-party consultations during the review process. Labor groups previously staged a hunger strike in opposition to the government’s proposed revisions, saying they would not be able to solve the problem of overwork. The bill also drew fierce partisan wrangling in a legislative committee, forcing the DPP to table debate on the bill for the current session. Tsai promised to be a bridge between labor and management, but labor groups weren’t buying it.Lin Chuang-chouTaoyuan Confederation of Trade UnionsThe government should not just play a mediating role. It should use its executive authority to amend the law to reduce the working hours of Taiwan’s workers. Labor Ministry statistics show that one person dies of overwork every 11 days, and one person falls ill because of overwork every five days. Labor groups want those who work on both weekly days off, rather than just one in the government’s proposal, to matching days off, and they’re also demanding the reinstatement of seven national holidays per year. Tsai said that before a new system takes effect, the question of the seven holidays will be dealt with based on the Labor Standards Act.
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Taiwan's EXOTIC 24/7 PET Stores!

Taiwan's EXOTIC 24/7 PET Stores!

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What animals, products and services can be found at a typical Taiwanese pet store? If you enjoyed this video, please LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE! Support me on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/nathankactor Find me here: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nathan_k_k/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/nathankactor/ Filming equipment: iPhone 6 & tripod Editing equipment: iMovie & MacBook Pro
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Taiwan's Amazing Wet MARKETS!

Taiwan's Amazing Wet MARKETS!

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In this video, I talk about what you can see and buy in a Taiwanese wet market as well as why you should shop at your local market. If you enjoyed this video, please LIKE, SHARE & SUBSCRIBE! Support me on PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/nathankactor Find me here: INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/nathan_k_k/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/nathankactor/ Filming equipment: iPhone 6 & tripod Editing equipment: iMovie & MacBook Pro Ecstasy X by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Cut and Run - Electronic Hard by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100851 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Carefree by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1400037 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
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TAIWAN: FILIPINOS WORKING IN TAIWAN STILL FEEL SAFE

TAIWAN: FILIPINOS WORKING IN TAIWAN STILL FEEL SAFE

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Tagalog/Eng/Nat Amid tension between Taiwan and China due to the ongoing war games being conducted by the China off Taiwanese islands, Filipinos working in Taiwan still feel safe. More than 80-thousand Filipinos work as overseas contract workers in Taiwan. While most of them feel no need to evacuate at the moment, they continue to pray that the situation does not get worse. To Filipinos who are predominantly Catholic, first order of every Sunday is to hear the Sunday mass. Even here in Taipei, Filipinos who work here make time to attend the Sunday service. Aside from the devotion, it is also a day when they get time off from work and spend time with their friends also from back home. Amidst tension between Taiwan and China due to the ongoing war games being conducted by China off Taiwan, these overseas workers think there is no cause for alarm - at the moment. But they continue to hope and pray that the military exercises will be over without any hostilities. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) "I prayed that hopefully the problem (between China and Taiwan) will be solved..." SUPER CAPTION: Delia Santiago, Filipino OCW 43-year-old Delia Santiago has been working as a domestic helper in Taiwan for the last 11 years. Every Sunday, she sells various products outside St Christopher's church to earn some extra money. She has two children in the Philippines. She says she was afraid in the beginning of the exercises but after assurance from her employers, she now feels better. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) "The first week, I felt different because I thought a war would occur. But my employer told me not to worry. That week, my body seem to fell. I was worried about us going home because that was the news. Now, it's gone because my employer said not to worry." SUPER CAPTION: Delia Santiago, Filipino Overseas Contract Worker Sunday is also the day when these Filipinos get a chance to touch base with home. Reading newspapers and magazines from back home keep them up-to-date with the latest news and gossip, even from thousands of miles away. Of course, they can not let the day pass without having a taste of Filipino food like the favourite Pork Adobo and Pinakbet. Representatives from the government of Philippines President Fidel Ramos also take this time to hold consultations and dialogues with the workers and give out advise to those who need it. According to the Welfare Officer of the Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan, some Filipinos have shown some concern regarding the current tension between China and Taiwan, but they do not see it as a reason to flee the island. In fact, they are trying to live their usual lives in Taipei, even trying to beat the deadline in filing their income tax returns to the Philippines. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog/English) "It's part of the job. In case of emergency, definitely our officials in Taiwan led by Ambassador Fernandez will really do some assistance, provide some assistance to the Filipino workers. But so far, so good. We have not seen anything that we really need to do evacuation, or we really need to evacuate the Filipinos." SUPER CAPTION: Cesar Silvano, Manila Economic and Cultural Office in Taiwan Meanwhile, the Filipinos in Taiwan are eager to reassure their families that everything is fine. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) "To my parents, not to worry, because I am okay here." SUPER CAPTION: Rosa Armenta, Filipino Overseas Contract Worker But some remain worried. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) "I hope there will be no trouble, of course when there is trouble, our lives are affected. First our earning, the money we send to the Philippines for our children." Being with friends count a lot. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/16ff640d33727e09ae4d2eaa87147980 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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