Taiwan extends stay for foreign workers

20-01-2012

Taiwan has decided to extend the length of stay for foreign workers to meet growing demand from the island's ageing population. Parliament has passed a bill to extend their stay to 12 years from nine years following appeals from local families employing foreign helpers. The number of foreign labourers reached a record 425,660 by the end of 2011, partly due to surging demand for live-in carers in Taiwan's rapidly ageing society.

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