The training programmes may also need to focus on promoting livelihoods and self-employment skills in rural areas, said the World Bank
Although employment has recovered 90% of the fall from March to May, the recovery in part-time employment has outpaced full-time employment.
There are large potential returns to be reaped by businesses, stemming from productivity increases from fourth industrial revolution tech, says ADB.
Among new recruits last December, some 407,000 people had experience working at a second job, data shows.
Sectors like IT and communications; trades and services; transport and logistics; and manufacturing have seen the most postings.
The priority should be to protect jobs rather than a uniform pay hike, it said as it unveiled guidelines to the upcoming wage talks.
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank intends to keep a hybrid model of staff working from the office and home.
Initiatives include a one-off monetary assistance for taxi and bus drivers, and a special three-month electric bills discount for six business sectors.
Problems facing workers who work from home and their employers need greater attention, including the rights and risks involved, says the ILO.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress had previously proposed emergency employment laws to be enacted to prevent businesses from retrenching workers.
The average loan taken by SMEs amounted to US$122,514.
The amendment to the special measures law is set to be enacted by the Japanese government in early February.
The increase in vacancies reflect the pace of recovery in labour demand in the second half of the year, says labour stats chief.
The city government has requested permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs to employ 10,700 civil servants in 2021 instead of the 7,100 approved earlier.
The measures include soft loans and lower utility bills, and aim to boost liquidity for businesses, provide debt relief and unemployment support.
The country aims to tap into the Singapore workforce, instead of relaxing its foreign worker policy, says minister.
Employers will also be responsible for medical costs and ensuring the welfare of their foreign workers.
The government is requesting companies to cut the number of commuting workers by 70% with alternatives like teleworking.
The new loan programmes have a combined loan guarantee of 40 billion baht, and will be rolled out through six financial institutions.
The government expects the number to drop further, with the upcoming Lunar New Year boosting domestic demand and businesses.
Australians need to change what, when and how they learn to prepare for the workplace of the future.
Workers who lost their jobs due to the closure of businesses in garment and textile factories, and the tourism industry will be able to receive support.
The government also plans to support smaller businesses, offer tax incentives to increase hiring, and support sectors that were severely retrenched.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke out against companies that benefited from the subsidies, yet handed out large bonuses in 2020.
Employers or employees may now be represented by any person of their choice, excluding lawyers, during dispute processes.
The pact will allow both countries to conduct businesses with greater efficiency, increased trust, and reduced costs or digital barriers.
The prime minister urged the country’s youth to be prepared for the opportunities that lie ahead as startups grow in Tier-II and Tier-III cities.
He expects Hong Kong to ride on Beijing’s five-year plan to stimulate domestic growth, which aims to achieve independence in science and tech.
The revised law would allow fathers to take a total of four weeks off, and give a shorter notice of their leave to their employers.
Some 5.6 trillion won will be used for cash handouts to small businesses, temporary workers or freelancers, and taxi drivers.