The government has allocated RM4.8 billion (US$1.1 billion) to generate 600,000 job opportunities under Budget 2022.
The government is planning to make social security benefits available to insurance agents, journalists, carpenters, masons, labourers and domestic workers.
The newly rebranded Human Resources Development Corporation will be the central agency for all human resource development programmes.
Government entities purchasing goods, projects and services from SMEs should make payments between 30 and 60 days upon completion of the order.
Employers need to hire the 280,088 foreign workers who have been registered under the Labour Recalibration Programme (RTK) within two weeks.
Government data has shown that the country’s jobless rate fell to 2.7% in October, decreasing by 0.1 percentage point month-on-month.
The employment rate for residents rose to 67.2% in June this year, up from 64.5% last year, and higher than the pre-pandemic level of 65.2% in June 2019.
The number of irregular workers has increased from 8.5 million to 9.04 million in August, rising 6.35% year-on-year.
An expert committee has been set up to form a national employment policy that will help sectors with potential to increase mass employment.
The government is granting financial support to help companies transition to the new traffic light system for managing COVID-19.
Group representatives from employers and workers do not foresee a mass resignation of employees in the short term unlike in Europe or the US.
Several regions in China have extended maternity leave by at least 30 days, in the latest effort to address record-low birth rates in the country.
The number of paid employee jobs rose 3.6% in the second quarter amid signs of the economy’s recovery from the pandemic.
The government is considering granting a tax break for companies which raise salaries of all employees, including new and non-regular workers.
Sichuan province conducted a week-long inspection on overtime work and takes “zero tolerance” towards employers who breach labour laws.
The cabinet has given the go-ahead for a soft-loan package worth 5 billion baht (US$150 million) to help create jobs for the unemployed.
The Manpower Ministry is optimistic of closing the wage gap between male and female workers, and to increase the level of female participation at work.
Over VND5,422 billion (US$238 million) has been spent to support employers and employees in the city impacted by the pandemic.
A Japanese labour ministry survey has found that the prolonged pandemic is still dampening wage hikes for workers in affected sectors.
Unvaccinated staff in businesses where customers need to show My Vaccine Pass cannot work unless they are fully inoculated against COVID-19.
The National Wage Consultative Council (MPGN) is still discussing whether to maintain or increase the minimum wage rate.
CHRO Malaysia highlighted some of the key challenges facing CHROs today, including placing their people at the heart of all business strategies.
A recent government survey showed that slightly more than half of workers who have changed jobs have found more rewarding careers.
The government has distributed RM19.21 billion (US$4.6 billion) under its Wages Subsidy Programme (PSU) as of October 29.
Over the last four years, five major cities outside Seoul have driven the increase in the proportion of non-regular jobs in the country.
The government has been urged to strictly monitor the minimum wage implementation and take ‘firm action’ against violators.
To help non-regular workers affected by the pandemic, several hundred billion yen has been set aside to implement a job-transfer-support project.
The Central Bureau of Statistics has revealed a year-on-year rise in the number of people in the working population in 2021.
Out of the 38 members of the OECD, South Korea ranks highest in the pay gap between male and female employees in 2020.
Micro and small businesses are provided with the option to apply for a government loan to pay employees their 13th month salary.