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A good approach of job-seeking and start-up business

A good approach of job-seeking and start-up business
A good approach of job-seeking and start-up business
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Date : 2017/6/13
Updated : 2018/3/22 下午 04:32:00

Upon arrival of plentiful new immigrants in Taiwan, they wish to share household responsibility and expenditure. However, how could they find appropriate jobs before being proficient in local language? For the purpose of assisting new immigrants to be employed, government are giving a series of courses regarding opportunities of employment matchmaking and vocational trainings that provides new immigrants who wish to start up business with schemes such as startup business counseling, mortgage, and subsidy...etc.

Information Network of Empowerment & Development for New Immigrants has summarized must-know related information about rights and interests of employment, approaches of job-seeking and startup business, vocational trainings, and skills recognition...etc. With the assistances from government and civil groups, new immigrants far away from home can realize their dreams of goals.

1. As long as new immigrants have residence permit, they can work in Taipei without any necessity to apply for work permit.
As long as new immigrants have residence permit, they have right to work during residence in Taiwan without necessity for work permit to work in Taiwan lawfully. Their rights and interests of labor are the same as citizens of Taiwan.

Source of data:
Information Network of Empowerment & Development for New Immigrants - Work permit unneeded with residence permit obtained.


2. National Immigration Agency is working with 1111 HR Agency to set up "1111 New Immigrants Employment Counseling Website" to provide every kind of job vacancy for new immigrants.
"1111 New Immigrants Employment Counseling Website" (https://www.1111.com.tw/zone/immigration) consists of 4 major items including categories of "Work immediately", "Time-limited response", "Experience free", and "Part-time job in short period"...etc. Information of latest job vacancy, vocational training course, and notice for work...etc are also provided for new immigrants.

Source of data:
1111 New Immigrants Employment Counseling Website


3. Workforce Development Agency of Ministry of Labor has set up an integrated website named "TaiwanJobs" which provides services of employment of citizen, training, qualification, startup business, and employment of the disabled. A 24-hr toll-free hotline at 0800-777-888 is available for counseling.
Job-seeking can be done not only via on-line HR agencies of 104, 1111, and 518...etc but also "TaiwnJobs" set up by Ministry of Labor(http://www.taiwanjobs.gov.tw)which has summarized information of job vacancy from public employment service institution worldwide, civil society, privately operated institution, and other public bureaus.
"TaiwanJobs" also provides 24-hr toll-free hotline at 0800-777-888 with specialty customer service personnel to respond to your inquiry and answer your questions promptly.

Source of data:
Information Network of Empowerment & Development for New Immigrants - Job-Seeking Approaches and Toll-Free Hotline of Ministry of Labor
Ministry of Labor - TaiwanJobs


4. Ministry of Labor provides business starters with "Phoenix Micro Start-up Loan" and toll-free startup counseling hotline at 0800-092-957.
To help new immigrants who intend to start up businesses, Ministry of Labor provides females and elder folks with subsidy for start-up loan interest, start-up escort services, and financial credit guarantee projects in order to mitigate obstacles of start-up business for them to develop own careers and employment opportunities could be created.
Anyone qualified for the conditions is eligible to apply for "Phoenix Micro Start-Up Loan" with a maximum loan limit for NT$1,000,000 to be paid within 7 years at most (first 2 years is free from loan interest). Besides, government provides 95% credit guarantee without any guarantor required. Whole-course start-up escort and counseling are available. Free courses with respect to management and administration are given, and a mutual aid society for growth of start-up peers has been established as well.
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Source of data:
Information Network of Empowerment & Development for New Immigrants - Phoenix Micro Start-Up Loan of MOL
Ministry of Labor - Intro of Phoenix Micro Start-Up Loan


5. Any unemployed new immigrants who participate in vocational training can be fully subsidized by government. Besides, oral reading service in Mandarin is available during subject tests of skill qualification to help new immigrants obtain technical worker certificates.
For the purpose of elevating employability skills of unemployed new immigrants, MOL are giving a series of vocational training courses to be fully subsidized with training fees by government. For those who participate in full-time vocational training for over 1 month, a subsidy for living during vocational training period can be requested for 60% of basic wage.
In case new immigrants register for qualification tests of 7 vocational certifications at C grade of "Culinary Art of Chinese Foods", "Nursing Service Personnel", "Cosmetologist", "Female Hairdresser", "Babysitter", "Baking Foods - Western Cakes C Grade", and "Baking Foods - Breads C Grade" or any grade of skills qualification tests, oral reading service in Mandarin is available during subject tests to help new immigrants obtain technical worker certificates smoothly.
For more vocational courses, please inquire at "Empowerment & Employment" - "Training Information" of this website.

Source of data:
Information Network of Empowerment & Development for New Immigrants - Subsidy for living during vocational training granted by MOL.
MOL - TaiwanJobs "Special Zone of Foreign and Chinese Spouses"


6. The 3rd reading of amendment to "Labor Standards Act" had passed on Dec 6th 2016 not only to consolidate 5 working days per week of worker and nationwide consistence of national holidays but also ensure worker can enjoy more days off and annual leave.

After amendment to "Labor Standards Act" passed, worker can enjoy "Five-Day Work Week" indicating 1 holiday and 1 day off during 7 days are guaranteed by law. Any presence for work during statutory day off shall be regarded as work overtime. Working overtime on holiday is not allowed unless under special circumstances. Besides, the dates of holiday and day off can be negotiated between two parties of employee and employer. Days off on the weekend are not mandatory.
To avoid excessive labor of worker, statutory work time is 8hrs per day and 40hrs per week. Any excessive working hour shall be regarded as work overtime. Furthermore, 8 working hours per day plus overtime shall not exceed 12 hours per day. Overtime per month shall not exceed 46 hours.
Moreover, in order to improve rights and interests of annual leave for worker, new employee who has seniority of 6 months is lawfully to enjoy annual leave for 3 days. Employee who has seniority of 1 year is lawfully to have annual leave for 7 days. And senior employee being employed for 10 years and above shall have 1 additional day off as annual leave every year. The maximum days of annual leave are 30. Any annual leave days without being taken shall be paid with wages.
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Source of data:
Information Network of Empowerment & Development for New Immigrants - The big question about Five-Day Work Week.
MOL - Explanation of amendments to laws for two days off per week.

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New immigrants can work lawfully in Taiwan with only residence permit. In order to help new immigrants to be employed smoothly, not only central government has provided on-line job-seeking approaches of "1111 New Immigrants Employment Counseling Website", "TaiwanJobs" and counseling service hotline but also local governments of every city and county have set up employment service station (desk) as forefront window to provide services of employment counseling, employment matchmaking, guidance on interview, and vocational training/referral by various demands of region, industry, and job-seeker. Feel free to inquire employment service station of every region at website of TaiwanJobs.

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