Published: April 23, 2021
SINGAPORE - Covid-19 safeguards for migrant workers will be tightened from Friday (April 23), after a new cluster of cases was detected at the Westlite Woodlands dormitory earlier this week.
Published: October 07, 2020
WASHINGTON - Trump administration officials said Tuesday they will make further restrictions to the H-1B visa program that businesses use to hire foreign workers for specialized occupations, a move that U.S. technology companies have fiercely opposed.
Published: June 23, 2020
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump issued a proclamation Monday barring many categories of foreign workers and curbing immigration visas through the end of the year, moves the White House said will protect U.S. workers reeling from job losses amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Published: August 12, 2019
The Yomiuri Shimbun The infrastructure ministry will send Japanese engineers to Southeast Asian countries in a bid to increase the number of foreign construction workers with specified skills needed to qualify for the new resident status.
Published: November 15, 2018
Deliberations on the bill to revise Japan’s Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Law have started at a plenary session of the House of Representatives. The legislation would create new types of residence status to expand the scale of accepting foreign workers.
Published: November 14, 2018
The Japanese government presented on Wednesday the estimated maximum number of foreign workers to be accepted in 14 envisaged business fields over the five years from fiscal 2019, releasing such figures as 60,000 people in nursing care, 53,000 in eating out, 40,000 in construction and 36,500 in agriculture.
Published: September 27, 2018
The labor ministry plans to enhance the consultation and advice systems available to companies that hire foreign workers who come to Japan under a new residential status expected to be introduced next fiscal year.