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Be Careful when Seeking Jobs Abroad; the Safest Way Is to Go through a Legal Institution

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Employment Service Division

Publish Date

2017-12-19

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There are many channels available on which Taiwan citizens may seek overseas jobs; however, the Ministry of Labor would like to remind those interested in working abroad to use the “Overseas Job Resource Center for Taiwan Citizens” to check out labor laws and dispute resolution avenues in countries where the most Taiwan citizens seek jobs, and use its system to search for “legal private employment service institutions” and choose a legally-established private employment service institution to help arrange matters so that job-seekers may prepare themselves well for the job while having their rights protected.

 

Facing the challenges of globalization and the development of information technology, the global talent flow is no longer limited by boundaries. Taiwan citizens get to work abroad thanks to the information gathered from the internet and the assistance of human resource agencies; however, illegal employment channels pose potential threats to people’s labor rights. To help our citizens assess any overseas jobs and prepare themselves well for working abroad, the Workforce Development Agency, MOL established the “Overseas Job Resource Center for Taiwan Citizens” website in 2015 to gather Labor Acts info and relevant info about living in countries where people of Taiwan work or visit most frequently, as well as providing a search system for finding legal private employment service institutions.  For those interested in working abroad, please refer to “suggestions from Ministry of Labor about helping Taiwan citizens choose a private employment service institution wisely” , “A self-check list for choosing a private employment service institution to land a job overseas during vacations” etc…

 

According to Article 34, Employment Service Act, private employment service institutions shall not engage in overseas employment service businesses unless and until they have obtained an Operation Permit.  Only legal private employment service institutions may engage in arranging overseas jobs for Taiwan citizens.  Regular counseling agencies without proper permits may not engage in such business. The Workforce Agency would like to urge people not to trust illegal employment service institutions or make a down payment or go overseas without verifying first. If you know of any illegal overseas employment service institutions, please call the 24-hour toll-free hotline of the Workforce Agency at: 0800-777-888 to seek any consultation or report any illegal overseas employment service institutions.  You may also send the complaint to the “Public Opinion” mail box of Ministry of Labor or submit your complaint to any local competent authorities in charge of labor affairs.

 

The Workforce Development Agency would like to stress again the importance of proper preparation for overseas employment.  People interested in working abroad should stay vigilant to avoid employment scams, always go abroad through legal channels, avoid accepting illegal jobs and comply with laws and regulations in the country where they work in order to protect their rights.