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Korea to accept 56,000 foreign workers in 2019

Inquirer | 19 December 2018 SEOUL — South Korea will accept 56,000 foreign workers under the Employment Permit System in 2019, the same number as this year, in a bid to relieve a labor shortage in the country. The government decided on the job quotas Tu


Only 453 employment agencies left

The Star | 20 December 2019 KUALA LUMPUR: There are only 453 licensed private employment agencies in the country, says the Labour Department. Prior to 2017, 1,000 licences were issued to such agencies but after amendments were made to the Private Employme


Gulf Arab blue-collar workforce continues to grow: UN

Aljazeera | 20 December 2019 Blue-collar migrant workers continue adding to the labour force of the oil-rich Gulf, skewing long-standing efforts by its leaders to increase the percentage of its own citizens in the workforce, data of the UN’s Interna

Action Research on Recruitment Trends


“License to Exploit”

A Report on the Recruitment Practices & Problems Experienced by Filipino Domestic Workers in Hong Kong, October 2013 Lead Researcher: Rex Varona / Editor: Jose Juan V. Tordilla Publishers: Alliance for Progressive Labor; Labor Education & Research

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2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

2018 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration and Fair Recruitment

The 4th Global Media Competition on Labour Migration focuses on labour migration and the fair recruitment of migrant workers. The 2018 media competition will be contributing to the UN TOGETHER campaign ( which has the purpose of encouraging global action in promoting non-discrimination and addressing the problem of rising xenophobia against refugees and migrants.

Monitoring Global Trends in Labour Recruitment


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