The wage hike is expected to benefit some 1,558,500 workers, which includes 1,097,700 Taiwanese and 460,800 foreigners.
The order would see all foreign workers spanning all sectors to undergo mandatory screening.
The new ruling takes effect on March 1, 2021, and will require HR agencies to secure the protection of their candidate’s personal information.
The government programme aims to support up to 80,000 additional apprenticeships over five years, particularly in industries with skill gaps to fill.
The review of the law would allow the government to handout subsidies to bars and restaurants that shorten operation hours.
The next tranche of payouts will be in March 2021, for qualifying wage increases in 2020.
The nation’s hiring incentive and training assistance programme has also helped 106,443 employees secure employment.
The country aims to teach 5,200 vocational students per year to meet the estimated future demand of 200,000 robotics-trained workers by 2024.
Businesses that were more affected include service companies, which suffered a 13% drop in bonuses, the largest decline since 2009.
Thailand’s central bank has provided 500 billion baht in soft loans for financial institutions to re-lend to SMEs.
Sexual harassment is a serious issue that needs to be addressed at all work places urgently and sensitively.
Among the groups identified to receive further government support include university graduates, rural migrant workers and poor urban families.
Eligible SMEs under the programme can obtain financing of up to RM$1 million for working capital.
The jobless rate eased to 6.8%, the labour participation rate rose to 66.1%, while monthly hours worked rose by 43 million hours.
The minimum wage hike is set to increase the incomes of some 175,500 citizens who work 40 hours per week.
The changing environment calls for a transformation in how we think about learning, and acquiring the ability to adapt.
Under an income relief scheme, some S$1.8 billion in contributions have been made to help those in need tide over the pandemic.
Businesses that are ISO certified means that their services, products, or processes adhere to a globalised standard.
The nation’s wage subsidy programme aims to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic to sustain companies and lower retrenchment.
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A survey by India’s chamber of commerce for the tech industry found that startups in the country have seen their revenue accelerate, and funding improved.
Home care workers and after-school tutors will receive a payout, which will be drawn from a dedicated donations fund.
The country has rolled out a dedicated delivery service programme, subsidising costs for delivery bags and uniforms for delivery workers.
31% of employers said virtual hiring gave them wider access to talent, while 28% said that it allowed flexibility and convenience.
A research paper posits that workers who are very talented will lose motivation if they are evaluated fairly, because they can outperform with lower effort.
The maternity leave pay is to be calculated at four-fifths the daily average of the wages earned by the employee.
Amendments to various employment acts were made after the country’s delivery workers died due to overwork.
An increase in the retirement age instead, would affect new jobseekers, says MTUC.
Roles are set to change when companies’ adopt technologies that will transform tasks, jobs and skills, creating new employment opportunities.
A*Star researchers will provide technical expertise to companies and help mentor SIT interns.