Taiwan's official unemployment rate reached 4% in July, according to the monthly Manpower Survey Results report by the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS).
Average year-end bonuses are expected to fall to their lowest level in 11 years - that, according to a survey by the 111 online job bank
The Ministry of Labour says women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are still banned from working shifts late at night or in the early morning hours, even though women who don't fall into these categories are now allowed to do so without restrictions.
Taiwan is facing a shortage of migrant workers and the government is belatedly taking action to improve their rights and future prospects. However, it remains questionable if changes will go far enough to recognise and value the vital role they play in Taiwan's economic and social development.
By Paul Shelton
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) says it's extending a subsidy programme that offers a one-time payment of NT$10,000 to designated workers who have lost at least 20% of their income due to the recent domestic coronavirus outbreak.