Malaysia allocates RM$7 million to accelerate COVID-19 screening for foreign workers
The government aims to help small shop owners and firms set up a smart business system to support their transition into contactless operations.
All Malaysians should seize the opportunities made available under the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, says Malaysian minister.
The government also aims to support business transformation, help older workers, and spur the hiring of locals this year.
With the extra budget, total government spending would rise to a record 573 trillion won this year, up 11.9% from 2020, the finance ministry said.
Businesses hiring DP holders will have to comply with the requirements for hiring, which includes the relevant quotas, levies and qualifying salaries.
These teleworking cubes have since been installed at various stations and office building entrances across cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
Businesses should speed up on training programmes for skills development for their workers as companies have turned to automation and AI, Pichayanan said.
With the revision, fathers can take leave in two batches, and will receive employment insurance benefits equivalent to 67% of their pre-leave wages.
Singapore’s priority is to build upon the skills and experience that workers have accumulated, while breaking down barriers to new jobs.
Under the National Economic Recovery Plan, the scheme prioritises SMEs that have not received financing from banks previously.
Peck Kem, who leads the Singapore Public Service, has demonstrated “exceptional HR leadership” during the COVID-19 pandemic, says CIPD.
Investing in local talent and equipping them with skills relevant to a changing economy will help workers thrive and address the tech skills shortage.
About 180,000 Hongkongers who were unemployed for at least two months since the start of last year will also be eligible to apply for low-interest loans.
The uplift was attributed to a reverse in salary cuts by businesses, as a measure to survive amid the economic uncertainty brought on by COVID-19.
Taiwan’s average hourly gender pay gap fell from 17.1% in 2010 to 14% in 2020, which translates to a fall from 63 to 51 extra work days.
Failure to comply with government orders to improve living quarters will result in RM200,000 in fines or a three-year jail term, or both.
Companies must show a 30% fall in revenue over seven days compared with a similar period in the six weeks prior to the heightened alert level.
The government also aims for the digital economy to contribute to 22.6% of the country’s gross domestic product in four years.
The labour movement is looking into how gig workers can have greater structural support, which can include greater bargaining power.
Making it compulsory to use at least a third of shared parental leave will force fathers to be more involved in childcare, says the Shanghai Women’s Federation.
This is part of the S$870 million OneAviation Support Package announced in Budget 2021 to support firms hit hard by the pandemic.
The programme will help co-fund the costs of trials and the adoption of frontier technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence.
Poor English proficiency and skills mismatch among graduates are reasons why they are less desirable in the job market, says MEDAC minister.
The number of workers who collected wage subsidies decreased by about 2 million over an eight-month period last year.
The minister said that it would be tricky to draw the line for when the scheme should stop, and urged that public policy needs to be fair.
The National Employment Council estimates that over 160,000 new jobs will be created this year through committed investments.
The government announced a range of Budget 2021 measures aimed at helping workers and businesses to land jobs and sustain operations amid the pandemic.
This would encourage fathers to share care of the child, causing less disruption and long-term impact to women’s careers, she says.
Service industries that require face-to-face interactions are expected to have a slower recovery as compared to other sectors.