TAIPEI (CNA) – Taiwan should lift employment restrictions and eligibility requirements for foreign workers to tackle the problem of shortages of professional talent, the European Chamber of Commerce Taiwan (ECCT) said on Wednesday.
To that end, businesses should be allowed to employ workers according to their needs, the ECCT said in its 2018 position paper.
Olivier Rousselet (胡日新), ECCT vice chairman & treasurer, said at the presentation of the report that a total of 132 issues were raised in the annual papers, consisting of 84 unresolved matters from previous years and 48 new issues.
Rousselet said 18 percent of the issues raised in last year’s position paper was resolved, and he also praised the Legislative Yuan for passing recruiting and hiring laws for foreign professional talent on Oct. 31.
By Chen Cheng-wei and William Yen