Parents who were previously not eligible for paternity or adoption leave can now qualify for benefits up to S$30,000.
He urged support for skilled talent and the gig economy to foster entrepreneurial capabilities and innovation to build new growth momentum.
Lawmakers have since escalated calls for a new relief package, with the idea of an extra budget valued at 30 trillion yen being floated around.
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved eight new projects worth US$71.4 million expected to create over 9,500 jobs.
The Malaysian government aims to fully reopen the economy by October earliest, based around recommendations by the National Recovery Council.
Formal workers will be able to receive a one-time cash assistance of P$5,000 (US$100) under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measure Programme.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has urged local officials to provide information on the number of unemployed people who need assistance.
Some 580,000 businesses, representing 49% of the SME sector, are at risk of failing by October this year if they are not allowed to open up operations by then.
Vice-Premier Liu He has also urged entrepreneurs to contribute to China’s economic development by supporting SMEs in the country.,
Under the proposal, business owners and workers will have to be fully vaccinated and undergo a weekly COVID-19 swab test.
Marital status is the most important determinant of women’s employment., with those who are married 38% less likely to be in paid employment.
The gender gap persists in more areas other than pay, such as the number of hours worked, highlights QCOSS.
Those in their 20s and 30s accounted for 46.8% of the total discouraged workers in June, up 8.2 percentage points from the year before.
Employers are also advised to set up a dedicated safety department at the workplace and appoint a safety office at the work site.
Flexible working arrangements are also encouraged so that vaccine appointments can be scheduled for about 400,000 workers employed by the state.
“End of contract” refers to a highly contested form of contractualisation where workers are hired for not more than five months.
Only a minority support the views that people would miss their co-workers, be less productive and become burned out by flexible working.
The government has been asked to ensure that the support to events, tourism and F&B from vaccinations lead to a sustained recovery.
Some 859,000, or 19.1% of 4.49 million economically inactive people aged 15 to 29 were preparing for job exams in May.
Amid tighter COVID-19 measures, the associations have asked for rental rebates, foreign worker levies and an extension of bank loan moratoriums.
The state labour union voiced out that gig workers should have stronger worker protection and labour rights.
In 2021, there will be 13 million fewer employed women as compared to 2019, said the International Labour Organisation.
Some 213,000 people are still out of jobs, but this is 20,200 fewer than the preceding quarter, as Hong Kong’s labour market continues to recover.
This comes after the country’s minimum wage commission set the new minimum wage rate at 9,160 won (US$7.94) per hour for 2022.
The proportion of people working completely remotely in a recent week in July stood at 11.6%, down from 18.5% in April.
The surveyed urban unemployment rate averaged at 5.2%, down 0.6 percentage points year-on-year, as China’s economic recovery continues to gain pace.
However, underemployment crept up by 0.5% to 7.9% as the economy responded to lockdowns in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
The financial aid will apply to companies in the sectors of construction, hotels, food services, art, entertainment and recreation in affected provinces.
Some 30% of gig workers estimated their hourly wage after expenses to be between NZ$18.90 and 2021’s scheduled minimum wage of NZ$20.
The payout will be on top of the RM$1,000 assistance which was credited to the companies’ bank accounts in mid-June this year.