A survey by the Japan Business Federation took into account the agreed bonuses of 159 Tokyo-listed firms with over 500 employees.
After 12 weeks of training in a new A$64 million programme, workers will be placed in a 12-week paid internship with a Victorian firm.
A survey found that over 43% of companies did not see their level of productivity affected by remote work.
The Progressive Wage Model will be expanded to new sectors such as retail, food services and waste management.
The country’s new five-year employment plan pledged to boost skill levels in the economy, with a focus on vocational education.
Samenta also calls on for the exemption of hotel quarantines for business travellers who are fully vaccinated and have tested negative for COVID-19.
Singapore will ramp up the funding of a scheme that helps local workers whose earnings are in the bottom 20%, receiving not more than S$2,300 a month.
Some 97.2% of the male national public servants whose children were born between July 2020 and March 2021 took paternity leave for at least a month.
The government is currently looking to ramp up its vaccination of priority groups, which include workers in essential industries.
The NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce had consulted over 9,000 PMEs aged between 20 to 60 years old on their key concerns and needs at the workplace.
The hike is required to support sectors badly impacted by the pandemic, including hotel, F&B and assorted services.
As of end-April, employment in South Korea’s minor cities and counties rose by 3.6% year-on-year as the economy continues to recover.
A survey revealed that many companies found a lack of communication among employees a barrier to remote work, among other challenges.
The leave covers full-time, part-time, long-term staff and regular casuals at public entities, and grants workers half a day off to get their jabs.
From October 1, workers in selected industries will be required to either be vaccinated, or undergo regular testing.
The programme was first introduced in fiscal 2020 as a two-year measure, and is set to expire in March 2022.
This goes against an earlier circular released by the Department of Labour and Employment, which called “no vaccine, no work” policies discriminatory.
This includes the adjustment of its soft loan scheme to support liquidity for both existing and new SME borrowers by expanding their credit line.
Last week, Japan extended its state of emergency in Tokyo and other regions, and announced new measures that covered seven more prefectures.
Worker unions and labour rights groups want the minimum wage to increase from US$192 to US$200 a month.
In the region, Australia recorded 1,683 hours per annum, while New Zealand logged 1,739 hours in the year.
As of July this year, some 150,000 formal workers have lost their jobs, while over 768,700 individuals remain unemployed.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has cautioned that firms offering staff vaccination incentives could be exposed to compensation claims.
On average, over 11,300 companies withdraw from the labour market each month, across various industries.
These include a 30% cut in corporate income tax, and a 30% value-added tax cut for businesses in sectors hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
By end-2021, jobless numbers are forecasted to hit 3.4 million, up from 3 million in Q2’ 2021, reported the country’s central bank chief.
Among Taiwan’s middle-aged and older populations, some 5.74 million people were unemployed last year, citing reasons such as their age.
The number of roles still available comes after almost 16,200 job seekers were placed in positions within the sector at end-May.
From August 23, workers whose income fell by at least 20% during July would be able to apply for the subsidy.
The annual wage for employees in South Korea posted US$41,960 on average in 2020, compared to the OECD average of US$49,165.