Local boy does good
MOL encourages employment for disabled
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.