In the aftermath of a meeting of the legislature's Transportation Committee, Tourism Administration Director-General Chou Yung-hui told reporters, "We are ready to meet with labour officials, and would reasonably communicate the need to recruit migrant workers and address the minister's concerns."
Chou stated that regardless of the age or gender of the domestic staff, the hotel sector would be happy to hire them.
Though many people are looking for work, he said that not many of them wish to work in hotels. According to him, the Ministry of Labor only hired 2,500 individuals.
He added, "We will respect the ministry's decisions and will do everything in our power to support hotels. Salary decisions for foreign employees should be made only when the ministry has agreed to abolish the ban on hiring migrant workers for service industry positions.
According to a ministry report from the previous year, hoteliers were unable to draw in employees due to inadequate pay.
According to the poll, just under one-third of housekeeping job vacancies offered monthly earnings that satisfied the ministry's minimum NT$30,000 salary requirement for hotels in northern Taiwan and NT$28,000 salary requirement for hotels across the country.
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