The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) also revealed the top five jobs that are offered in its weekly jobs situation report.
Hong Kong’s unemployment rate eased slightly, likely helped by the newly launched government wage subsidy.
A report by the International Labour Organization and the Asian Development Bank also warned of the impact the pandemic has on youths in the region.
The latest Singapore data centre, which is its first in Southeast Asia, brings its total to 18 sites globally.
The two stores in India are operated entirely by women, with the number of all female-led stores to double by the end of the year.
The scheme, which was due to expire in August, will be extended by seven months until March next year at a more sustainable level.
The RM1.5 billion programme was introduced to help workers who have been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic find jobs.
The job creation Bill will make it more attractive for foreign companies to create jobs in the country which has seen record unemployment rate.
Manpower Minister Josephine Teo revealed that about seven in 10 of the jobs committed so far are PMET roles.
Thailand will permit entry for four groups of foreign nationals subject to stringent requirements and quarantine.
The companies, which comprise of both large and small firms, are found to have “exceptionally high share of PMETs compared with their industry peers”.
Indonesia, which has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Southeast Asia, is reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The London-based bank, which makes 90% of its profits in Asia, saw its profits for the first half of the year plunge 65%.
The Philippines is looking to revive its economy and job market with the launch of over 69,000 jobs across the country.
The company will also be offering a COVID-19 special early retirement scheme to all ground staff and pilots.
While hourly wages will offer more flexibility in hiring, there are concerns among employers and activists.
NTUC, together with three unions, has reached an amicable agreement with a SIA Engineering-linked company on the retrenchment.
The company has reportedly laid off 144 workers over three days without providing prior notice or proper reason.
The tech giant’s announcement will affect “nearly all” of its 200,000 employees, including contractors and full-time workers.
The Malaysian government has taken steps to help displaced workers find employment by introducing a hiring incentive and training assistance programme.
Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo also expressed her commitment to ensuring essential workers get “fair opportunities” to progress.
As cyberattacks become more prevalent, sophisticated, and large-scale, there has never been a greater demand for ethical hackers.
Nike said the new structure would be “nimbler” and “flatter” and lead to a streamlining of its corporate leadership team.
The company made the announcement after demand for its recruitment products has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The work-from-home insurance policy will cover risks ranging from mental health issues to even tripping over toys.
Subsidies will be reduced under the extended program, which is expected to help about 1 million workers and last till 2021.
APAC employers are taking a more cautious approach to returning to the workplace as compared to global companies.
140,000 employers will be receiving the payout which will add up to a total of S$15 billion disbursed since the first round of support packages.
A surge of employment after the reopening of Australia’s economy was not enough to offset the increase in the number of jobseekers.
The company’s latest product “Zoom for Home” is touted as combination of hardware and software designed for working remotely.