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Taiwan Premier highlights six workforce issues and demands quick solutions
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2013-12-12 08:18 AM
As the outflows of professional talent is turning worse, Premier Jiang Yi-huah required the authorities to deliver a one-year plan within a month to address and solve the problems relating to changes in the workforce structure and waning economic competitiveness.

In a meeting Wednesday, the Cabinet's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) briefed Jiang on the topic. The premier then identified problems in Taiwan's job market, including the late arrival of youths on the job market, the early retirement age, outflows of skilled workers, inflows of labor-intensive foreign workers, and workforce imbalance.

Jiang listed six critical issues related to the population structure: first, encourage vocational school graduates to enter the job market at their earliest; second, transform or phase out those colleges that are less competitive; third, encourage overseas compatriot or expatriate students in Taiwan to stay and work after graduation; fourth, boost high-skill immigration; fifth, delay the mandatory retirement age; sixth, build up new employment laws in response to the developing new information technology society.

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