JobTrainer was designed for 17 to 24-year-olds and the unemployed, and was initially slated to expire in September.
In March, the number of unemployed citizens aged 15 and above was estimated at 3.44 million, 747,000 less than from February.
The announcement comes ahead of its Federal budget on May 11, and includes measures to support skills and investments in the digital workforce.
The Cabinet gave in-principle approval for the fiscal stimulus measures, aimed to help the poor cope with the economic impact from the pandemic.
Over the March quarter, employment rose by 15,000 in New Zealand, as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.
The restrictions are now enforced in six provinces — Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani and Samut Prakan.
Firms should review operations and minimise the use of in-person manpower, limiting it to critical operations or activities required by law.
Larger businesses were twice as likely to have introduced remote working arrangements in response to COVID-19 as compared to smaller firms.
Now is not the right time to review the minimum wage as this will add to costs of doing business, said the MEF president.
A government spokesperson said that the new relief packages would be decided “carefully” to ensure that those who are impacted by the pandemic are covered.
The current annual cap of A$10,560 per child will be removed, and instead increased to a maximum of 95% for families with two or more children.
Tripartite committees comprising unions, employers and the government are working to extend the model to more sectors like food services and retail.
A campaign will be held in September by healthcare institutions and agencies in Singapore to share best practices on how to build workers’ mental resilience.
Businesses are hoping to create an environment where workers can make vaccination appointments easily, which will hasten the vaccination process.
Since end-2020, the number of Australians relying on unemployment benefits has fallen by 13% as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.
The MyMudah platform, launched last July, aims to alleviate the economic impact of COVID-19 on local enterprises and international businesses.
The decision to restart the working visa programme was welcomed by tourism employers, who would have access to a pool of offshore workers.
SMEs selected for the programme will undergo capacity building and be eligible to receive financial assistance of up to RM500,000.
Staff working from locations other than their offices accounted for 19.2% of all workers in Japan in April, which is almost unchanged from levels in July 2020.
Employers are required to sign their staff up for the insurance on their first day at work, regardless of company size, or face a fine of up to NT$100,000.
The fund, launched in 2017, has helped workers in the lower-wage group while they search for a new job and wait for social support.
To receive the compensation, workers will need to present a certificate of employment, an RT-PCR test, and accompanying medical records.
Business sector legislators have called for short-term support for the unemployed in the form of HK$6,000 per month for six months.
Major employer groups have argued for the Fair Work Commission to either impose a pay freeze or delay any pay hikes until February 2022.
A survey carried out from late March to early April saw 40 companies saying that they have increased or plan to increase mid-career hiring.
The number of individuals who worked less than 36 hours a week reached 5.9 million last month, marking an increase of 836,000, or 16.6% year-on-year.
The amendment to the law would also allow foreign professionals to enjoy greater tax concessions, from the current three years to five years.
The decision has to be made before August 5, which is the legal deadline for the Ministry of Employment and Labour to deliver an official notice to the public.
Various departments have asked their employees to report at staggered timings, while those living in COVID-19 containment zones are told to stay home.
Fathers in their 30s and 40s comprised 74.5% of stay-at-home dads, while those aged 60 and above comprised almost 18%.