Thailand will permit entry for four groups of foreign nationals subject to stringent requirements and quarantine.
This represents the biggest slump in quarterly GDP data dating back to 1981, and plunges the Philippines into recession.
A loan from the Asian Development Bank will help the Thai government give more support to SMEs in the country.
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 country’s HR Minister reassured local citizens will be given priority when it comes to any available job openings.
Uber employees can choose to continue working from home through June 2021, even if offices open before then.
Virgin Australia will also layoff about a third of its workforce as the carrier aims to rebrand as a “value airline”.
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The London-based bank, which makes 90% of its profits in Asia, saw its profits for the first half of the year plunge 65%.
Less than 20% of SMEs expect their business to recover within the next three months, a new survey has revealed.
Victoria is the first state in Australia to provide financial support workers who need to be quarantined.
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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.
Takorn Tantasith, former secretary-general of Thailand’s NBTC, envisions Thailand as a WFH hub for the world.
Without an extension of a loan moratorium, many SMEs are at risk of closing down, warned the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers.
While hourly wages will offer more flexibility in hiring, there are concerns among employers and activists.
Driven by wider digital transformation initiatives taken by local enterprises, the ICT market in the Philippines is set for continued growth in 2020.
NTUC, together with three unions, has reached an amicable agreement with a SIA Engineering-linked company on the retrenchment.
As of June 2020, there were 90,500 unemployed residents, of whom 79,600 were citizens.
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The company has reportedly laid off 144 workers over three days without providing prior notice or proper reason.
For 2-3 days a week, Siemens employees are able to choose where they want to work, and it need not be home.
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.
Japan’s economy minister also called on business leaders to comply with COVID-19 prevention guidelines.
Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo also expressed her commitment to ensuring essential workers get “fair opportunities” to progress.
85% of the IT workforce in India have been working from home since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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