The net number of people getting off the unemployment benefit has increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a directive for all government institutions and the legislative body to adopt work-from-home practices for one week.
Employers are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to hiring, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).
The pandemic has not only worsened existing gender inequalities, but also created new ones, said the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam.
Entrepreneur development and cooperatives minister has said SMEs must ready themselves with digital technology.
The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said the country’s unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9% in February from 7.3% last July.
Premier Li Keqiang has said China plans to create more than 11 million new urban jobs this year, an increase from last year’s goal of over 9 million.
The Ministry of Manpower has launched iWorkHealth – a digital tool to identify areas of stress for employees, and on how to deal with them.
The labour ministry has vetoed a proposal for hiking the country’s minimum wage this year, saying Vietnam has yet to recover from the pandemic.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has said a “no vaccination, no work” policy enforced by any company or employer is illegal.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has said the demand for workers should rise in Q2 this year due mainly to the expansion in the electronics sector.
Finance minister Grant Robertson has announced that employers can start to apply for the latest government wage subsidies.
Despite the country being in a pandemic state of emergency, its unemployment rate declined and job availability increased, government statistics revealed.
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has said the national gender pay gap decreased by 0.6 percentage points to 13.4% in the past six months.
The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) and Business New Zealand (BNZ) have called on workplaces to help the country get through the pandemic safely.
The Australian government is looking to allow employees to choose between increased take-home pay and higher pension contributions.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) has said Indian employees ranked among the highest at being overworked and earned the least.
Labour MP Patrick Tay has said the country needs more formal labour laws instead of mere advisories and guidelines to protect local workers.
The World Bank said all 10 developing East Asian economies, except China, have innovated less than expected in relation to their per capita incomes.
In its four-year plan, Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) will focus on cultivating a digital talent pool, among other goals.
Data showed that the average monthly income of South Korean workers increased by 4.1% in 2019 year-on-year due to a rise in minimum wage.
The revised Holidays Act will provide clarity to employers and help employees receive their leave entitlements.
Senior minister of state for manpower Zaqy Mohamad has said the government is considering a progressive wage model (PWM) for the retail sector.
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and Safe Work Australia (SWA) have advised employers to assume employee vaccinations are not required.
Unemployment will plague Hong Kong for years ahead, and that it may take more than three years for the jobless rate to fall below 5%.
Based on the country’s present demographics, the working population is projected to increase by 12 million annually.
Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is proposing a three-month wage subsidy for workers.
Data from Statistics Korea showed that household incomes from salaries and business operations declined for three consecutive quarters in Q4 2020.
Yayasan Peneraju, an initiative to strengthen the capacity of bumiputeras (local Malays), has trained and certified over 36,000 bumiputeras since 2012.
Statistics Korea said the number of temporary and daily jobs for those in their 20s declined 18% in January due to the pandemic.