Lawmakers are proposing heavier disciplinary measures on workplaces which violate workplace safety in an effort to enhance risk management.
Member of the Japan House of Councillors Kuniko Inoguchi is backing a bill that would give workers a four-day work week.
Labour minister Law Chi-Kwong said the proposal to gradually increase the number of statutory holidays from 12 to 17 by 2030 is “most acceptable”.
The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has committed to the quick implementation of the Permai financial package.
Twenty-nine organisations from the Trade Associations & Chambers (TACs) have pledged their support for fair hiring and employment practices.
The government is considering whether some activity under the manufacturing sector should also have the flexibility to work from home (WFH).
To help workers laid off due to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, the Labour Ministry has compiled a list of 58,151 job openings.
Though the overall unemployment rate is falling, hiring is not likely to surge in the short term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government will initiate a seed fund for startups of Rs10 billion (US$136.3 million).
In Singapore, as more employees head back to the office, giving them more flexibility over work arrangements can boost their mental well-being.
An OECD report has calculated that by 2050, Japan’s working-age population would have declined to 61.8%.
Finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has proposed for 210 billion baht (US$7 billion) to be given as cash handouts to individuals and companies.
Senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the country needs to raise the salaries of workers at the bottom of the ladder.
Employment figures in the industrial and service sectors increased for the sixth consecutive month in November.
Corporate workers can now search for jobs at schools in a new section of the education ministry’s website.
Fearing that their businesses will not be able to operate at full capacity, some employers remained silent about staff testing positive for the virus.
The National Employment Agency (NEA) is preparing 20,000 jobs in the kingdom for migrant workers returning from Thailand.
The finance ministry plans to hand out 4.1 trillion won (US$3.7 billion) in emergency cash to people affected by the third wave of the coronavirus.
Hong Kong’s government is offering companies a grant of HK$10,000 (US$1,290) for each recent college graduate they employ.
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) aided businesses by loaning S$17.4 billion (US$13.2 billion) last year, as many companies struggled because of the pandemic.
The government is partnering international venture capital fund managers to create jobs, said Malaysia’s finance minister.
The Ministry of SMEs and Startups said the budget to support startups has been raised to 1.5 trillion won (US$1.4 billion) this year.
Workers who are not vaccinated will not need to have a change of job scope, says health minister.
Japan’s economy is expected to start recovering toward the end of 2021 as consumption gathers momentum and vaccinations become widespread.
The Ministry of Labour & Employment has made the proposal to formalise work from home (WFH) regulations for the services sector in the new year.
Businesses can force their staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under workplace laws.
The Ministry of Science and ICT will invest US$5.3 billion on science and information and communication technology (ICT) research in 2021.
A joint initiative by the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) will boost the kingdom’s e-commerce drive and create jobs.
Out of the six leading economies in Southeast Asia, three countries are expected to expand in 2021, while others will struggle to recover.
The government will continue to offer subsidies to the garment and textile industry, which accounts for 80% of the country’s exports.