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Government job-matching platform helps address worker shortages
Central News Agency
2014-04-14 11:20 PM
Taipei, April 14 (CNA) An online job-matching platform being promoted by the National Immigration Agency (NIA) for employers and new immigrants has effectively addressed shortages of workers in rural parts of Taiwan, NIA head Hsieh Li-kung said Monday. It has helped solve, for example, a manpower shortage faced by tea farmers in Nantou County during the tea harvest season, Hsieh said. The new service is an extension of previous services the agency began offering in rural areas in 2010, including sending representatives into less populated regions to help new immigrants extend their visas or collect certificates. As part of the new service, the agency has teamed up with a human resources company to set up a website that helps new immigrants to find employment. The site has received 178,357 visits and helped 4,933 new immigrant members connect with 3,701 jobs, representing a success rate of 75.02 percent, according to Hsieh. Hsieh encouraged new immigrants to take training courses devised by the government to learn farming skills, while urging farmers to hire more new immigrants. (By Lin Chang-shun and Evelyn Kao)
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