Chapter Ⅲ Promoting Employment
In order to contribute to the effective utilization of human resources and nationals’ employment, governments shall plan and formulate adjustment measures regarding the supply and demand of human resources pursuant to the investigatory information relevant to the situation of employment and unemployment.
In order to facilitate the inter-region balance in terms of supply and demand of human resources and to cope with the implementation of unemployment benefits under the employment insurance, the Central Competent Authority shall establish a nation-wide web providing employment information.
When facing massive scale of unemployment due to economic recession, the Central Competent Authority may, in order to avoid lay-offs, encourage employers to negotiate with labor union(s) or labors by way of reducing working hours, adjusting wage, and/or holding educational training programs; furthermore, depending upon actual needs, the Central Competent Authority may reinforce the implementation of vocational training programs or take such necessary assisting measures to create temporary job opportunities, subsidize the interest of enterprise start-up loans, etc., and, in case of necessity, shall provide relevant allowances or benefits with a view to promoting employment.
The Central Competent Authority shall promulgate regulations for filing application requirements, items, procedures, periods, financial sources, and other matters that are to be observed with regard to the interest subsidies, allowances and benefits as referred to in paragraph 1 of this article.
With regard to the following persons who are willing and seeking to be employed, the competent authorities shall make plans to promote their employment, and may, in case of necessity, provide relevant allowances or benefits thereto:
1.Persons who financially support families alone;
2.Senior or mid-aged persons;
5.Persons with working capacity but from medium or low-income families
6.Persons who are long-term unemployed;
7.Re-employment for displaced women
8.Victims of domestic violence;
10.Other persons qualified for this purpose as deemed by the central competent authority.
The plans as referred to in paragraph 1 of this article shall be periodically reviewed with a view to ensuring the effective implementation thereof.
The Central Competent Authority shall promulgate regulations for filing application requirements, amounts, periods, financial sources, and other relevant matters with regard to the allowances and benefits as referred to in paragraph 1 of this article.
Public employment services institution shall take initiative endeavor to strive for job opportunities suitable for the disabled and the senior or mid- aged persons, and shall periodically publish such information.
The Competent Authority shall provide relevant support for qualified care workers who are willing and seeking to be employed.
Public employment services institution shall take initiative endeavor to strive for job opportunities suitable for the disabled and the senior or mid-aged persons, and shall periodically publish such information.
In order to counsel women who are family breeders or quit jobs because of pregnancy, maternity or raising kids seeking re-employment who left their jobs due to gestation, parturition, or child-rearing, the competent authorities shall, depending upon actual needs, conduct vocational training programs therefore.
In order to assist the disabled and indigenous peoples in adapting to the working environments, the competent authorities shall, depending upon actual needs, offer orientation training programs therefore.
Having referred the disabled or indigenous peoples to work, public employment services institutions shall engage in paying follow-up visits thereto in order to assist such persons in adapting to their jobs.
The competent authorities at the municipal and county/city levels shall list persons with working capacity from medium and low-income families within their jurisdiction, and hand over such lists to local public employment services institutions for the purpose of referring such persons for job placement or to attend vocational training programs.
Public employment services institutions should subsidize the charge of applying jobs for job applicants, who are persons with working capacity but from medium or low-income families or victims of domestic violence.
Public employment services institutions shall maintain close contacts with local conscription agencies with a view to helping refer the demobilized soldiers for job placement or to attend vocational training programs.
Public employment services institutions shall maintain close contacts with the after-care association with a view to helping refer the protected post-convicted person for job placement or to attend vocational training programs.
In order to promote nationals’ employment, the competent authorities shall draw up annual budget to administrate ex officio measures under the Act.
The Central Competent Authority may subsidize the competent authorities at the municipal city and county/city levels, by taking into account their actual fiscal situations.
In the event of layoff, employer shall list the laid-off employee, at least ten days prior to leaving his/her job, indicating the name of such employee, sex/gender, age, address, telephone numbers, position, the cause(s) of the layoff, and whether he/she is in need of employment counseling, and submit such list to and inform the local competent authority(ies) as well as public employment services institution(s). However, where the layoff is caused by a natural disaster, unforeseen event or any other force majeure, employer shall accomplish the aforementioned list within three days following the day when the laid-off employee leaves his/her job.
Public employment services institutions, after receiving the submitted information as referred to in paragraph 1 of this article, shall assist the laid-off with re-employment pursuant to their willingness and working capacity.
The Central Competent Authority may commission to its subordinate Employment services institution(s) or Vocational Training Agency(s), for matters in its charge regarding employment services and employment promotion as provided for in the Act, or entrust the same to competent authority(s) at the municipal level or at the county/city level, or to other relevant Agency(ies) or organization(s).