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Japan quietly accepting foreign workers — just don't call it immigration

Posted by jaypee 261 days ago Japan
http://www.japantimes.co.jp —

Send us your construction workers, your care givers, your store clerks — but for a limited time only.


That’s the message from Japan, where the number of foreign workers, though still relatively small, has nearly doubled over the past eight years, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party is considering policies to speed up arrivals.


Just don’t call Read More

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‘64.6% of female guest workers in Jordan are domestic helpers’

Posted by jaypee 263 days ago Jordan
http://www.jordantimes.com —

AMMAN — Domestic helpers constitute 64.6 per cent of all 76,473 female guest workers in Jordan, a Sisterhood Is Global (SIGI) statement said Tuesday.


Citing Department of Statistics (DoS) figures from 2015, the institute said there are 49,470 domestic helpers in Jordan, most of whom work in Amman, Irbid, Read More

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Civic groups urge Asean to strengthen labour rights | Bangkok Post: news

Posted by jaypee 263 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Industry players incurred losses over RM7.7 billion following the government’s freeze on the intake of foreign workers in February this year.


Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi told the Dewan Rakyat today that the local furniture industry had incurred losses over RM6.7 billion and the plantation industry losses of over RM1 billi Read More

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Qatar announces clampdown on illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 266 days ago Qatar
http://www.gdnonline.com —

Doha: The Ministry of Interior announced a crackdown on illegal workers who failed to heed the grace period and leave the country.


The Directorate of Search and Follow up warned that violators would face stringent legal action and announced that the grace period would not be extended. 


The Ministry of Interior had announced the deadline under the provisions of law  Read More

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CNMI could lose nurses to foreign worker cap

Posted by jaypee 268 days ago New Zealand
http://www.radionz.co.nz —

The Northern Marianas could lose more than 30 nurses after a cap on foreign workers was reached just weeks into the new fiscal year.


Commonwealth Health Care said the nurses, along with several laboratory and radiology workers could be forced to leave next year now the cap on transitional non-immigrant worker visas had been reached.


It's chief executive Esther Muna said the Read More

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Immigration office denies departure of 12 migrant workers to Saudi Arabia

Posted by jaypee 269 days ago Indonesia
http://www.thejakartapost.com —

Immigration authorities at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport denied the departure of 12 Indonesians to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday evening because of the country’s moratorium on sending workers to Middle-Eastern countries.


“These people admitted that they were leaving to work as nurses and midwives in Riyadh, but they only had visiting visas,” Heru Santo Read More

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Immigration to name, shame employers over illegal workers

Posted by jaypee 271 days ago Malaysia
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com —

PETALING JAYA: After announcing measures to seize assets of employers who hire illegal workers, the Immigration Department says it will also name and shame such errant business owners.


This was the message from Immigration Director-General Mustafar Ali during a dialogue session with service industry personnel and employers yesterday, TheSun reported.


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Remittances to Asian countries on decline?

Posted by jaypee 272 days ago United Arab Emirates
http://gulfnews.com —

Dubai: Weak economic growth and low oil prices are causing a slowdown in money transfers to a number of Asian countries, but experts are expecting a recovery in the latter part of the year, the latest analysis showed.


The World Bank, in its new report, noted that money flows from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region, in particular, have slowed down this year.


Overall, fu Read More