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More time needed to verify migrant workers’ nationalities

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo sought Cabinet approval on Wednesday to extend by three months a March 31 deadline for verifying the nationalities of the 900,000 foreign migrant labourers in Thailand.



Adul said he would personally inspect the verification process to ensure it was being handled smoothly and fast, but he noted that the ministry still needed more equipment, Read More

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‘Chinese nationals top list of expats obtaining work permits’

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Nepal
http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com — Jan 9, 2018-While thousands of Nepalis leave the country every year for job opportunities, Nepal too is attracting its reasonable share of migrant workers of late. Among the foreign nationals seeking work permits in the country, Chinese people lead the lot, with 942 of them getting work  authorisation papers in the last fiscal year 2016-17.

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About 40 percent of foreign workers feel discriminated against at Japanese firms, survey finds

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Japan
https://www.japantimes.co.jp —

Around 40 percent of white-collar foreign workers in Japan feel discriminated against in their offices due to their nationality or gender, according to a survey by private human resources company Adecco Ltd.


The survey, conducted in October, polled 300 white-collar foreign workers aged 20 to 60 on working conditions. Those surveyed were registered as Rakuten Research Inc. monitors Read More

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12 lakh migrant workers to be sent in 2018: Minister

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Bangladesh
http://www.thedailystar.net — The government is planning to send 12 lakh migrant workers abroad this year, Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Nurul Islam said today.

“Our priority is to send skilled workers aboard,” the minister said while briefing media at the ministry’s conference room. The ministry organised the briefing to highlight its achievement in 2017.


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Scholarship for migrant workers’ children

Posted by jaypee 11 days ago Nepal
https://thehimalayantimes.com —

Scholarship will also be provided to the children of those migrant workers who become physically disabled. Scholarships will be provided for technical and high school education.  FEPB has allocated a total of 120 seats under the scholarship programme for children of migrant workers. Scholarship will be provided in three sectors — nursing, engineering and agriculture. Each secto

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Foreign workers should file tax returns now

Posted by jaypee 10 days ago Republic of Korea
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr —

Foreign workers earning income in Korea should file a tax settlement for 2017 by February 28.

The year-end tax settlement is required for all foreign workers regardless of their term of stay and income generated here. If the amount of tax withheld is larger than the year-end tax, the difference will be refunded -- and vice versa.

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Oman: Longtime expats call for right to citizenship

Posted by jaypee 8 days ago Oman
https://www.thenational.ae —

Sayyed Hassan, 56, left his native Syria to work as a schoolteacher in Oman when he was just 26 years old. Now, after 30 years of service to the country's education system, he believes he has earned the right to Omani citizenship.


Mr Hassan, whose three grown-up children were all born in Oman, says Muscat now feel likes home.


“Three decades in Oman. That’s a life Read More

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Kuwait ministries told to begin purge of foreign staff

Posted by jaypee 6 days ago Kuwait
http://gulfbusiness.com —

Kuwait’s finance ministry is reportedly instructing other ministries and government entities to prepare lists of foreign employees to be cut in the coming fiscal year under a wider push to limit public sector roles to Kuwaitis.


Arabic language newspaper Al-Anbaa reports that the government has committed to reducing the number of expat employees in a number of job ca Read More