The kingdom needs to upgrade its workforce skills, maximise youth dividend and accelerate digital transformation, said the UNDP.
To attract people who have gone back to their hometowns to return to work after lockdown, the government is working on a support package.
The state government plans to repeal the automatic compensation rights for essential workers under section 19B of the Workers Compensation Act 1987.
Health minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin has called for more attention to be paid to the safety of workers in the workplace, particularly their health.
The total number of workers in the industrial and service sectors grew by 0.3% to nearly 8.12 million in September, as businesses continued to recover.
More than VND24.6 trillion (US$1.6 billion) in cash assistance has been disbursed from the unemployment insurance fund.
Trade unions in the capital city say higher wages are required to offset the impact of rising inflation in prices of essential commodities.
President Rodrigo Duterte has said there is a legal basis for employers to refuse to hire potential staff who are still unvaccinated against COVID-19.
A governmental economic-policy panel has proposed a fresh stimulus package, including shoring up support for companies increasing employee salaries.
Claims by five government workers who said that their human rights have been violated due to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate have been dismissed.
As domestic demand recovers due to the government’s stimulus measures, the number of furloughed workers fell by 5,635 in one week.
Unvaccinated government staff may need to get tested for COVID-19 every week instead of once every two weeks.
The Social Security Organization (Socso) will give its full support to the government’s plan to strengthen the labour market and expand social safety nets.
Medically eligible public officers who opt to remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 may be asked to take unpaid leave.
The number of people outside the labour force fell 0.6% in August compared to that of 2020, driven by more people wanting to be employed again.
Between March last year and September 2021, more than 73,000 business entities ceased operations, while nearly 103,600 were formed.
More than 5 million workers affected by the pandemic have received assistance from the unemployment insurance fund.
The retirement and re-employment ages for employees will be progressively raised under the law to enable older Singaporeans to continue working.
The government is planning to lower Metro Manila’s pandemic restrictions to Alert Level 2 from November 15 until the end of the year.
One of the main priorities of next year’s budget is creating employment opportunities in a time when many have lost their jobs or had their salaries cut.
Workers with gross monthly salaries of up to S$2,000 (US$1,482) should get a 4.5% to 7.5% raise of between S$70 (US$51.9) and S$90 (US$66.7).
Malaysia is making amendments to the Employment Act 1955 on flexible work to ensure employees can work safely from home.
The Manpower Ministry (MOM) said the labour market saw a rise in resident employment and fewer retrenchments compared to Q2.
The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) has issued guidelines on the release of the 13th month pay for this year.
The speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives says doing so will improve the welfare of workers affected by the pandemic.
The proportion of non-regular employees has increased by 2.1 percentage points to 38.4% of the labour force in August year-on-year.
Employees of businesses where customers are required to show vaccine certificates will be given four weeks to also get the jab or face sacking
The government will form a committee to set up India’s first National Employment Policy to significantly raise employment in the country.
The human resources minister has tabled for the first reading a Bill to amend the Employment Act to insert a new section on paternity leave in Parliament.
About 113,000 working people remain unvaccinated in the country, out of which only a small portion are not medically fit for the COVID-19 vaccination.