The Justice Ministry is relaxing work restrictions for foreigners, either as students or on other visa statuses, who are stuck in the country.
Companies now have the option to hire contract staff from Tier 2 and 3 cities as working from home becomes more prevalent and accepted.
The Ministry of Labor and Employment will implement the 52-hour cap on the working week for SMEs as scheduled.
Chief executive Carrie Lam has announced sweeping measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, ordering all government employees to work from home (WFH).
The Public Service Division (PSD) has announced that civil servants will not get any year-end bonus.
From next week, except for senior officials, half of the capital city’s government staff will start to work from home (WFH).
Manufacturing, the largest contributor to the country’s GDP, will play a big role in economic recovery, and government support will be key.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has updated its guidelines to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has recommended that the Home Ministry (KDN) and HR Ministry (KSM) jointly set up an integrated system.
The top 10 countries expected to see the largest real salary increase are from the Asia-Pacific region.
Trade and Industry minister Chan Chun Sing highlighted the infocomm media (ICM) sector as one that has potential to generate good jobs.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has announced that it will end a programme that allowed employers of migrant workers to apply for short-term extensions.
The third supplementary budget is expected to be more than 20 trillion yen (US$192 billion), and include measures to help small businesses.
Cambodia has asked Singapore for more support in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sector.
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) has launched a “green travel bubble” to resuscitate the local tourism industry.
For the third quarter, Singapore’s GDP shrank by 5.8% year-on-year, improving on Q2’s slump of 13.3%, with the outlook for 2021 looking optimistic.
State-owned airline Garuda Indonesia and train operator Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) are pivoting their businesses to logistics as the pandemic wears on.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will work with employers and building owners to better manage infectious diseases in the workplace.
HR Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan told Parliament that 2,713 SMEs have closed down from March to October this year.
Driven by rising exports, Vietnam’s economy has outperformed others in the Southeast Asian region through the pandemic.
Sectors like aviation, tourism and entertainment will remain in “suspended animation for some time to come.”
COVID-19 has caused hiring in the country to decline by more than 50%, with more applicants vying for the same job.
HK Express has requested all 200 of its pilots to sign new contracts with further cuts in salaries and allowances of up to 40%.
Thailand’s economy contracted by 6.4% in the third quarter, improving from its 12.1% slump in the previous quarter.
The government has announced another Rs1.2 lakh crore (USD$16.1 billion) to stimulate the economy, focusing on job creation and private businesses.
Singapore has been ranked ninth in 2020’s list of the most competitive countries for talent globally, by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre.
Chevron could slash 10% of jobs in its Singapore operations – within a week of Shell’s announcement that it will cut 38.5% of its workforce.
While the economy continues to recover, bonuses for public servants is expected to be lowered for the first time in a decade.
With Indonesia falling into its first recession in 22 years, an increasing number of workers are being laid off without pay.
Migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar with work permits expiring next year can continue working in Thailand for up to two more years.