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Pinoy Taiwan Jobs: Silitech Technology now hiring Factory Workers

Company: Silitech Technology Corporation
Location: New Taipei City, Taiwan
Products: Electronic Products
Job position: Factory Workers
Salary: NT23,800 + OT

Recruitment Agency: 
Visit Forever Manpower Services, Inc. located at the 1713 Angel Linao St, Paco, Manila, Metro Manila.

• 21-26 years old
• Single / Married
• Height 155cm and above
• Weight 45 kg and above
• Education: Vocational / College Graduate
• Preferably with experience as a factory worker

About Silitech Technology: 
This Company is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the manufacture, design and distribution of exterior optical components and keypad input devices.

The Company distributes its products mainly in Taiwan, Mainland China, India and Malaysia.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

Catholic church in Kaohsiung, Taichung and Tainan to continue mass amid virus scare

Mass at Tanzi Catholic Church in Taichung, St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Kaohsiung's Nanzih District and Holy Family Catholic Church in Tainan's Shanhua District will continue the scheduled mass amid virus scare.

Worshipers are required to wear a face mask for further protection according to Filipino priest Father Joy Tajonera.

Additionally, attendees will have their temperature checked, and hands disinfected upon entering the church. The church in Taichung will also live stream its mass services for the public to watch online.

Parishioners in Kaohsiung will also implement the same disease preventive measures.

"(We ask everyone) to always wear a mask throughout the celebration and disinfect ... before entering the church and disinfect again upon leaving the church," chaplain Father Alemax Balagosa Bula said.

Holy Family Catholic Church in Tainan's Shanhua District will apply similar measures, according to the church's Father Leonilo Dolorito Mantilla.

According to the Ministry of Labor's statistics, there are a total of 157,487 Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan, which mostly are Catholic in religion.


Pinoy Taiwan Jobs: EEPV now hiring Production Operators

Company: EEPV Corporation
Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Products: Solar cell manufacturer
Job position: Production Operators
Salary: NT23,800 + OT

Recruitment Agency: 
Visit World Transman International Placement located at the ground floor, IDM building ,155 Armstrong Avenue moonwalk village, Parañaque City.

Gender: Female
Age: 20 years old and above
Education: Vocational Diploma / Short Course Certificate
Height and Weight proportional to each other
With or without work experience

About EEPV:
With our continuous improvement culture, we are doing our every effort to optimize our efficiency, quality and service to ensure our customers’ total satisfaction, our goal is not just to satisfy our customers, our goal is to touch the heart of our customers and help our customers become more successful.

We treat each other with sincerity and let our employees know
that they are the assets of our company and we are family.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

Taipei MRT to avoid entry of passengers having 37.5 degrees body temperature

Taiwan on Saturday (Feb 29) confirmed 5 new cases of coronavirus that brings the total to 39, with this, Taipei Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) said that it would not allow passengers with 37.5 degrees Celsius.

Those having 37.5 degrees Celcius and above in body temperature will not be allowed to board the train, the infrared temperature scanner will do the work in measuring body temperature.

If the system records a temperature between 37.5 C and 38 C, the passenger will be check again using a handheld thermometer or forehead temperature scanner.

If still in between temperature, the passenger  will be advised to seek immediate medical attention, Appledaily reported.

While those having 38 degrees in body temperature will be automatically refused from entering the MRT station and will be forwarded to a hospital.

The infrared scanners will stay in the stations until the epidemic ends. Infrared scanners will also installed at TRA and HSR of Taiwan.


Taiwan to track down undocumented migrant workers after case of illegal Indo caregiver

Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced that it has designed a search system in collaboration with the National Immigration Agency to track down undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan and will soon put it to practice.

The system can check the employment or residency status of migrant workers who accompany their employers to seek care at hospitals according to the deputy director-general of the MOL's Workforce Development Agency.

This comes after the illegal Indonesian migrant worker, Taiwan's 32nd case of coronavirus infection, was hired to help take care of an elderly man in the hospital and was confirmed to have COVID-19 a few days after the man was diagnosed with the virus. 

The Indonesian caregiver had overstayed its visa and working illegally from employers. Taiwan will also track down the brokers who permits this kind of doing.

MOL will still cooperate with police and immigration agencies for the routine investigation of undocumented workers, CNA reported.


Pinoy Taiwan Jobs: Pegatron now hiring Male and Female Factory Workers

Company: Pegatron Corporation
Location: Taoyuan, Taiwan
Products: Electronics manufacturer
Job position: Factory workers
Salary: NT23,800 + OT

Recruitment Agency: 
Visit Luzern International Manpower Services Corp. located at the 1695 Unit 3 Benitez Townhomes F. Benitez St. Malate, Manila.

> The job required both Male and Female applicants
> Experience Free
> No Child Labor
> No Charge Policy of PEGATRON CORP.
> Standard working Schedule: 5 days a week
> Standard Working hours: 8 hrs per day

About Pegatron Corporation:
Pegatron is the second-largest contract electronics manufacturer in Taiwan. Pegatron's total assets exceed $14 billion.

The company has a diverse product lineup, including motherboards, desktop PCs, notebooks, wireless systems, game consoles and TVs. By category, around 60% of sales come from smartphones and other communications devices.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

Taipei Main Station bans gatherings and sitting on the floor to prevent COVID-19

Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced that mass gatherings and sitting on the floor will be banned at the hall in the Taipei Main Station to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Additionally, the hall will stop leasing in any event venue during the period. The ban will take effect from Saturday to April 30, the TRA said.

Bulletins and announcements will benposted around Taipei Main Station Hall to notify visitors about the situation.

Partrol personnels and cleaning work also tasks to inform visitors regarding the new rule.

Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) currently listed a total 39 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Taiwan. (Taiwan News photo)

Taiwan confirmed 5 new coronavirus cases, includes nurses and janitor infected from hospital

Taiwan has confirmed five new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, including four who are believed to have been infected in a hospital, bringing the country's total number of cases to 39, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday.

Four of the new cases, including three nurses and one janitor, likely caught the virus through contact with the 34th case, who spent time in the hospital before being diagnosed, the CECC said.

According to the CECC, the 34th case is a northern Taiwan woman in her 50s who suffers from diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and has no recent history of travel abroad. The source of infection for her case is currently unknown.

Regarding the new cases, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said the 35th case is a janitor who was in contact with the woman during her time in the emergency room, while cases 36-38 are nurses who treated the woman after she was moved into the hospital's general ward.

All four of the cases developed symptoms of the virus, including a cough, runny nose and fever, between Feb. 18-25, and were tested for the virus following the woman's diagnosis, Chen said.

On Saturday, lab results showed that the four had tested positive, he added.

Regarding the hospital where the transmission occurred, Chen said the rooms occupied by the 34th case have been closed for sanitation and that all hospital staff, patients and other confirmed contacts with the woman prior to her diagnosis have been placed under quarantine while they are tested for the virus.

Those who test negative for the virus twice will be placed under home isolation for 14 days, and then tested a final time upon completion of the quarantine period, Chen said.

The patients who shared hospital rooms with the woman, meanwhile, have been quarantined at designated medical facilities, Chen said.

As of Saturday, the CECC has identified 270 people who came into contact with cases 34-38. From that group, 186 people have been tested for the virus, of whom 183 tested negative and the remaining three are still awaiting results.

Meanwhile, the CECC announced Taiwan's 39th case of the virus Saturday in a northern Taiwan woman in her 60s who was part of a 37-member tour group to Dubai and Egypt between Jan. 29 and Feb. 21.

(By Central News Agency)

St. Christopher's Church in Taipei declared suspension of all pastoral and social activities

Parishioners of St. Christopher's Church are advised that the church had declared suspension of all pastoral and social activities  to prevent spreading of virus amid outbreak.

According to Fr. Ed Pacquing, the Archbishop John Hung of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Taipei has approved the indefinite suspension of mass, Taipei News Network reported.

Additionally, Sacredheart Zhongli alao suspended mass and activities. Currently Taiwan has listed 34 confirmed cases of coronavirus. 

Often referred to as "our home away from home" by migrant workers, over the past 61 years the church has become a place of worship for people from all walks of life.

The church was built by Americans and opened in July 1958 to hold religious services for the United States military and allied forces stationed in Taiwan at the time.


Production of face mask in Taiwan projected to exceed 12-million per day by 2nd week of March

The Ministry of Economic Affairs says by March 9th, all 60 new assembly lines for face masks will be able to start operations and combined with the existing lines, they will produce 10 million masks a day in total.

Additionally, MOEA provide another 30 production lines will be put together and the daily output will reach 12 to 13 million a day.

The construction of a new production line usually takes six months, but the process has been expedited to 20 to 30 days due to urgent demand.

Current daily production of mask is 6.2 million per day according to Ho Chin-tsang director-general of the MOEA and Small and Medium Enterprise Administration (SMEA).

Lining up for face masks may no longer be necessary soon in Taiwan.


Pinoy Taiwan Jobs: Hu Shi Kang now hiring 300 Caretakers

Company: Hu Shi Kang Corporation. LTD
Location: Taiwan
Products: Health Care
Job Position: 300 Caretakers
Salary: NT$23,800 + OT

Recruitment Agency: 
Visit Placewell International Services Corp., Inc. located at the Upper Ground and 1st floor, JMC Centre, 6488 P. ME PIO Del Pilar, Makati, Metro Manila.

> Age: 25 yrs. old and above
> Height: 5'2 and above
> Education: Atleast Highschool Diploma
> Experience: With or Without Experience
> Single or Married
> First Timer or Ex Abroad are Ok
> Can Speak English
> No Tattoo

* Resume with 2x2 pictures,
* Photocopy of Passport,
* Diploma, 
* TOR,
* NBI,
* Certificate of Employment & other Credentials

About Caretaker:
Caretakers take care of the elderly or mentally or physically challenged children, youth, young or elderly adults.

An elderly person under the age of 80 must receive a doctor’s certificate stating he or she has met the government’s stipulated requirements to hire a migrant caretaker. 

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

Kaohsiung tracked down 132 people who had contact to suspected Indonesian COVID-19 case

Department of Health in Taiwan's Kaohsiung already tracked down 132 people who have had close contact with an Indonesian who visited the infected coronavirus patient.

The Indonesian is a factory worker in Gangshan District, Kaohsiung who fell ill after she visited her friend, the migrant caregiver who was currently isolated and 32nd confirmed case of coronavirus in Taiwan.

The Indonesin migrant factory worker visited a local clinic on Feb. 25 after having a sore throat, a symptom of coronavirus, she was taken to a hospital and quarantined on Feb. 26.

The worker made contact with nearly 100 people, including friends, colleagues at the factory where she works and medical workers at the clinic she visited, according to the health department of Kaohsiung.

Those known to have come in contact with the Indonesian worker have been asked to follow self-health management guidelines for 14 days, CNA reported.


Taipei 101 and SOGO Stores to deny entry visitors having body temp higher than 37.5 °C

Leading retail centers Taipei 101 and SOGO Department Stores began taking the temperatures of shoppers Friday amid the novel coronavirus outbreak and denied entry to those with readings of 37.5 degrees or higher.

As companies step up efforts to combat the epidemic, which has now spread to more than 40 countries, Taipei 101 said it has installed infrared thermometers in its entrances to take visitors' temperatures.

Any visitors with a temperature above 37.5 degrees will not be allowed to enter the shopping mall, and they will be given a face mask and encouraged to see a doctor, Taipei 101 said in a statement. All of its employees will also have their temperatures taken to make sure they can safely serve customers.

Other measures have also been taken to combat the spread of disease, Taipei 101 said, including improving the ventilation system to keep the building's air clean and more intensively disinfecting elevators, escalators, and restrooms in the shopping mall.

Meanwhile, SOGO, one of Taiwan's largest department store chains, said infrared thermometers are in place at the entrances of its outlets around Taiwan, and like Taipei 101, anyone with a body temperature above 37.5 degrees will be denied entry.

Employees who directly come in contact with consumers are required to wear face masks, while hand sterilizers are installed inside every one of its outlets so that consumers can keep their hands clean, SOGO said.

Elevators, escalators and restrooms will be disinfected every two hours, and customer service counters, VIP rooms and children playgrounds will be disinfected every hour, and such steps will be taken even more frequently on holidays, SOGO said.

(By Tsai Peng-min and Frances Huang)

Source: CNA

2 cold air waves to hit Taiwan comes March, mercury can drop by 7 degrees

Temperature will decrease by 7 degrees by the current temperature in Taiwan comes March, 2 waves of cold air will hit the country according to the forecast of Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The first cold wave will start in the afternoon of March 1 and the second cold wave will be on March 4. The cold wave will be intensified by the northeast monsoon.

The drop in tempreature may see 20 degrees Celcius in the first wave and up to 13 degrees in the scond wave.

There will also be some brief rain showers in northern-central part of Taiwan, the eastern half and the southern mountainous area.

The temperature of 3,000 meters and higher mountains will not be ruled out, it may snow.  At present, it is predicted that Yushan will have a high chance of snowing on the 4th and 5th, but Hehuanshan still depends.


More than 10,000 OFWs in Hong Kong, Macau remain stranded in Manila

More than 10,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) remain stranded in Manila and still unable to work for Hong Kong and Macau due to travel ban on air carriers.

The Philippine government already lifted the travel restriction for OFW because  they are holding tickets issued by local carriers Philippine Airlines [PAL], Cebu Pacific and AirAsia.

Airlines with flight to those countries will be subjected for quarantine when returning to Philippines and could be problem to airlines if that happens.

“The main reason is that local carriers PAL and Cebu Pac have not mounted flights to Hong Kong due to the procedural problem with the Bureau of Quarantine,” explained travel consultant Emmanuel Geslani.

Foreign airlines, either transiting or with regular scheduled flights to Hong Kong and Macau, however, are not covered by the ban.


Pinoy Taiwan Jobs: Innolux now hiring 1,000 Factory Workers

Company: Innolux Corporation
Location: Tainan ,Taiwan
Products: Electronic Products
Job Position: 1,000 Female Factory Workers
Salary: NT$23,800 + OT

Recruitment Agency: 
Visit Placewell International Services Corp., Inc. located at the Upper Ground and 1st floor, JMC Centre, 6488 P. ME PIO Del Pilar, Makati, Metro Manila.

• Female
• 20 Years old and above
• Must be 2yrs Vocational or College Graduate
• 155 cm Height
• Must know how to communicate and write in English
• With or without Factory Experience
• No penTattoo, No colorblind

> NBI Clearance
> Picture 2x2 (white background)
> Birth Certificate
> Marriage Contract
> Diploma with TOR
> Voters ID or Certificate with Receipt from COMELEC
> Unified ID (Multipurpose ID)
> If No UMID Pls Apply to your nearest SSS Branch

About Innolux Corporation:
As a supplier of TFT-LCD panels, Innolux Corporation has contributed greatly to enhancing the quality and product performance through its innovations in technology and production processes.

Innolux is committed to enhancing life's visual pleasures and to developing aesthetically designed display products.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

Taiwan to discharge 3 more patients from hospitals, already tested negative for COVID-19

Three of the 25 currently hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Taiwan have been released from quarantine according to the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The three have been cleared by doctors to be released from isolation and will soon be discharged from hospital, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said, CNA reported.

Aming the three, one is confirmed who is ine of the evacuated Taiwanese from Wuhan. The 11th confirmed case in Taiwan, has already tested negative for COVID-19 twice.

CECC noted that if a patient have tested twice and the results are negative, the patient can be released.

The three patients will soon be discharged from hospital after further tests confirm them as being free of the virus, according to the CECC.


Second OFW domestic worker in Hong Kong confirmed infected with coronavirus

Another Filipino domestic worker has been confirmed infected for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Hong Kong, according to the Philippine Consulate General.

"The Hong Kong Health Department officially informed the Consulate General this morning that a 29 year old Filipina has tested positive for COVID-19," the consulate said in a statement.

This bring the Pinay OFW the second who tested positive with COVID-19, which has the same case happened with the first case.

The employer of the Pinay worker also earlier tested positive for COVID-19 infection, according to Hong Kong’s Department of Health - Centre for Health Protection (CHP).

The 29 year old OFW is the 90th case in Hong Kong whose employer is the 85th case. According to CHP, the OFW had no travel history during the incubation period.

The Philippine Consulate General will continue to work to support the Filipino patients in Hong Kong.


Public Sunday mass under Hsinchu Diocese will be suspended amid virus outbreak

Several mass under the administration of Hsinchu Diocese in Taiwan will be temporarily suspended starting Feb 29 to prevent spread of virus and to keep public safety in check.

The suspension of mass covers locations from Hsinchu City, Hsinchu County, Taoyuan City and Miaoli County according to the notice posted.

Check below notice:

The administration would like to encouraged everyon to pray fervently for the safety of all people all over the world.

Additionally, during this delicate period Lenten Season they advised to pray the rosary, read the Bible/Holy Scripture, Way of the Cross and selected church can view the Live Stream Mass and use different forms of prayer.


Taiwan CECC released travel activities of the infected coronavirus caregiver from Feb 16 to 19

The Central Epidemic Command Center had released acitivities and travel made by the 32nd patient infected from coronavirus who is a illegal migrant caregiver in Taiwan.

According to the information released by the command center, the foreign migrant had visited the MRT Dapinglin Station, Zhuwei Station, shopping around Longshan Temple, Jing'an Station, Taipei Main Station, and also Shulin Railway Station,  Banqiao Railway Station, Longshan Temple, Taipei Underground Mall, Dongsheng Park and other places from Feb 16-19.

The 32nd case also use taxis and Bus No.38 in New Taipei City.

CECC advices if you enter or exit these places at the same time, please pay attention to your health condition for the next 14 days.

The command center reminded the public to implement hand hygiene and make good cough etiquette.  If you have a fever, cough or other symptoms when entering the country, you should take the initiative to notify the quarantine staff at the airport and port and cooperate with the epidemic prevention measures.


Migrant caregiver in Taiwan infected with coronavirus recklessly livestreams while in isolation ward

The Indonesian caregiver who is currently in isolation ward due to COVID-19 in Taiwan livestream her stay in social media platforms Facebook and Tok Tok exposing the confidentiality of the area.

The infected migrant caregiver who was working in the country illegally has been confirmed as Taiwan's 32nd COVID-19 coronavirus case.

She visited and attended the 27th infected patient from Feb. 11 to 16 as an undocumented migrant worker.

The woman traveled by train and bus (Route 38) between New Taipei's Shulin and Banciao districts multiple times from Feb. 16 to 19 according to Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC).

The woman posted "Mbak nya santuuyyy pdhl + kena virus CORONA" on her Facebook page, meaning that she felt relaxed despite having caught the virus. During the livestream, she showed the IV needle in her hand, and presented a medical prescription on which the name of the hospital was visible, Taiwan News reported.

Authorities in Taiwan do not disclose the name of the hospital to avoid panic. Taiwan health authorities may decide to punish the careless act under Taiwanese law. (Photo Taiwan News)


Taiwan starts clinical trials of antiviral drug remdesivir to infected patients over coronavirus

National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) has already consulted with the United States and is to start clinical trials in Taiwan of the antiviral drug remdesivir to fight novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said "Remdesivir" could provide an effective treatment for COVID-19 victims and NTUH is preparing to make Taiwan part of the clinical research.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first U.S. clinical trial use of remdesivir on patients with coronavirus.

The clinicla trials is to evaluate the efficacy of the experimental antiviral drug whether the results are successful or not. The antiviral drus was developed by American biotech firm Gilead Sciences.

Under Taiwan government's plan, one hospital each in northern, central and southern Taiwan will be designated for the screening of potential patients for the clinical trials.

Remdesivir effectively kills virus from killers like Ebola and SARS. Taiwanese researchers said they were able to make a small amount of remdesivir, it is by far the only drug that could possibly treat COVID-19.


Pinoy Taiwan Jobs: ChipMos now hiring Factory Workers

Company: ChipMos Technologies INC.
Location: Tainan, Taiwan
Products: Electronics Products
Job Position: Factory Workers
Salary: NT$23,800 + OT

Recruitment Agency:
Visit JS Contractor Inc. located at JSCI Bpdg., 423 Magallanes Street, Intramuros, Metro Manila

Check this ad:

About ChipMos: 
ChipMOS' Tape Carrier Package (TCP) / Chip On Film (COF) package provides both mechanical and electrical support to the display driver semiconductors between the display panel and the driving module for the application in flat panel displays.

Turn-key services for both TCP and COF packages, from gold bumping to final test, are available in current ChipMOS assembly lines.

*This site is not a recruitment agency nor agent, to apply please visit above mentioned recruitment agency.

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