Jobs and business are expected to adapt as government support taper off going into 2021.
To make ends meet, more jobless middle-aged people have turned entrepreneurial and started their own small businesses.
The Department of Finance (DoF) said maintaining good fundamentals will be key to the recovery from the pandemic.
Labour chief Ng Chee Meng said the job market is expected to show signs for optimism next year, but some sectors would still stay in a slump.
The Legislative Council has approved the latest round of COVID-19 relief subsidies of HK$5.5 billion (US$709 million).
One of the main aims of South Korea’s 2021 economic policy plan is to prop up the sluggish labour market.
Younger jobseekers are finding it harder to find openings with the government’s job creation programme.
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has set up the Japan Platform for Migrant Workers towards Responsible and Inclusive Society (JP Mirai) to support foreign workers.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said 91,340 job openings are available with most classified as long-term jobs.
The central government has approved more than 5.2 million claims and disbursed Rs133 billion (US$1.8 billion) to formal sector workers.
A new compensation initiative aims to protect gig economy workers injured or killed while working,
Financial pressures are forcing Koreans to take on a second job, but even such plans are being thwarted by the pandemic.
Many workers in New South Wales are opting to continue working from home.
The country’s machinery and equipment (M&E) sector, which accounts for 85% of local SMEs, needs to adopt digital solutions to stay competitive.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) is expecting digital banks to employ a “sizeable number of people”.
The Delhi government is set to launch a programme designed to attract startups to the capital city, with a 150-arce hi-tech business park to be built.
Out of 100,000 employees insured under Socso who have been laid off, about 31% or 30,977 have found new jobs.
Employers may need to upskill or re-skill their foreign workers, especially in sectors where local staff are hard to employ.
Those in the management and supervisory posts in conditional movement control order (MCO) areas have been told to continue working from home.
The decision to purchase COVID-19 vaccines for the kingdom’s citizens is set to boost business confidence and the prospect of economic recovery.
Technology-enabled solutions, especially those using automation, will impact the majority of human resource (HR) roles in the near future.
The change in policy aims to create more flexibility for employers and more hours for employees.
After allowing half of its staff to work from home last week, the Delhi government is now asking them not to leave the city without permission.
Prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has launched MalaysiaBiz – a one-stop government portal that aims to streamline the setting up of businesses.
PM Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the country’s technology-based agencies and companies must be headed by leaders who are technical professionals.
Japan’s cabinet has approved a third round of fiscal stimulus of about 73.6 trillion yen (US$706 billion) to deal with the economic impact from the pandemic.
Women formed only 20.9% of managers in 2,486 organisations in the country, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labour.
The Ministry of Labour has set new risk-management rules to contain the pandemic in factories and businesses after a surge of cases on November 28th.
Three million new jobs may be created with US$50 billion of new foreign direct investments (FDI) entering the country.
The employment rate of residents aged 25 to 64, the bulk of whom are in their prime working age, fell to 80.3% from 80.8% in 2019.