After a six-month lockdown enforced by Taiwan on 22 May 2021, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are now allowed to go back to their work in the island nation, as Covid cases have declined.
Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) similar to the Philippines IATF gave the official go for migrants to get into their borders.
MANILA, Philippines — Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor requested the CECC to allow migrant workers to enter the country owing to a shortage of trained labor in huge building projects and understaffed industries producing electronic items.
More than 270 factories from China’s mainland have relocated. Due to China’s increasing economic circumstances and electricity problems, activities have been relocated to Taiwan.
Around 4,000 Filipino employees who were granted visas before the 22 May shutdown would be able to join the firms who hired them by next week.
Meanwhile, after the Chinese New Year from 01 to 06 Feb 2022, 20,000 more OFWs are be expected to be deployed in the island nation.
For the past 30 years, Taiwan has been the most sought-after foreign employment for OFWs because it pays the greatest wages for blue-collar employees and provides very substantial social insurance benefits.
Currently, the country has around 180,000 OFWs, the greatest number in the world, followed by Thais and Vietnamese. (ER/JuanManila) )