CLA to spend US$48 million on job promotion
Government spending for 2012 on employment promotion programs is projected at NT$14.15 billion (US$48.26 million), Council for Labor Affairs Minister Wang Ju-hsuan said May 10.
Included are vocational training, employment services, job creation, skills testing, and training for mentally and physically challenged individuals, she explained.
Wang made the remarks while delivering a report on the 2012 employment stabilization budget before the Legislative Yuan’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee.
Last year expenditures on employment measures totaled NT$16.52 billion, an increase of NT$290 million from 2010, with the rise mainly due to more spending on job promotion and foreign laborer management programs, Wang said.
The CLA said that for 2012, spending on guidance counseling for laborers and youth employment services would be 15 percent higher than in the previous year.
Kuomintang Legislator Yang Yu-hsin requested that the CLA deliver a written report on the effectiveness of the program’s implementation last year given that the budget for this year will top NT$14 billion. (SB-THN)