Lo­cal boy does good

MOL en­cour­ages em­ploy­ment for dis­abled

The China Post - - LOCAL - BY CHI- HAO JAMES LO

The Min­istry of La­bor ( MOL) re­cently stated that it will pro­vide up to NT$ 80,000 in in­cen­tives to public and pri­vate sec­tor com­pa­nies to en­cour­age them to em­ploy more hand­i­capped in­di­vid­u­als. The in­cen­tives will be avail­able to com­pa­nies that em­ploy ei­ther more than 10 peo­ple, or more than 5 per­cent of em­ploy­ees from the hand­i­capped com­mu­nity, the Cen­tral News Agency re­ported.

Ac­cord­ing to the MOL’s Work­force Devel­op­ment Agency, the pro­gram will pro­vide cash re­wards and tro­phies to public and pri­vate agen­cies that have done well in em­ploy­ing dis­abled peo­ple while pro­vid­ing job se­cu­rity.

The agency said that there are cur­rently six re­wards for ex­cel­lence, in­clud­ing 12 first place re­wards, 20 sec­ond place re­wards, 10 ac­knowl­edge­ment awards and three out­stand­ing awards to be given out.

The agency also said that the Reg­u­la­tions of Re­wards for Out­stand­ing In­sti­tu­tions (en­ter­prises) Em­ploy­ing the Dis­abled (

) has stated that the re­quire­ment for re­ceiv­ing the ex­cel­lent, first and sec­ond re­wards in the pro­gram are determined by the per­cent­age of hand­i­capped in­di­vid­u­als em­ployed, and the av­er­age years of ser­vice of hand­i­capped em­ploy­ees. The qual­i­fi­ca­tion would then be ap­proved by lo­cal agen­cies be­fore its sub­mis­sion to the cen­tral gov­ern­ment for fi­nal au­tho­riza­tion.

All sec­tors that qual­ify for the re­wards have be­tween now and April 10 to ap­ply, the agency said.

Tai­wan is a noted des­ti­na­tion for world-class gourmet food and such a good place to live that one Ger­man ex­pa­tri­ate gave up a high-paid po­si­tion to re­turn, ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished on Sun­day by the China Times.

"Tai­wan, I'm back!" said An­ge­lika Hil­ger ( ), who was ap­pointed mar­ket­ing direc­tor of Ger­man luxury-car maker Audi AG's Tai­wan branch on March 9.

Hil­ger served in the same po­si­tion when Audi Tai­wan was es­tab­lished in March 2009 un­til she was pro­moted to head of cus­tomer ex­pe­ri­ence at Audi's Ger­man head­quar­ters in 2012. On leav­ing, Hil­ger took an elec­tric rice cooker made by Tatung Co. ( ) back to Ger­many with her, where she hoped to cook her own Tai­wanese food, the news­pa­per said.

The 47- year- old de­scribed her three years in Tai­wan as "the per­fect in­te­grated life," which is why she jumped at the chance to re­turn when Audi Tai­wan Pres­i­dent Ryan Searle of­fered her the posi-


This screen­shot taken yes­ter­day shows the of­fi­cial web­site of the Seibu Li­ons, car­ry­ing a head­line on the win of Tai­wanese pitcher Kuo Chun-lin ( ). Pitch­ing at Seibu Prince Dome in Saitama Pre­fec­ture, the 23-year-old right-han­der al­lowed four hits in the 1st, 4th, 7th and 8th innings. Kuo struck out three and walked three of the 28 bat­ters in eight innings. The Li­ons web­site called Kuo a "Tai­wanese star" and said that his fast and well-con­trolled pitch­ing made the bat­ters of the strong Hawks per­form poorly. The Li­ons got two runs on two sin­gle-run homers in the first in­ning and an­other two runs in the 8th in­ning.

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