Bank Negara Malaysia has facilitated around RM12.06 billion (US$2.9 billion) worth of soft loans for SMEs which have been approved by local banks.
Across the country, Japan aims to achieve a national average of ¥1,000 per hour and narrow the pay gap between regions.
Workers at chip and electronic companies may be vaccinated to reduce disruptions to the production of computer chips which are in short supply globally.
Over the period, payroll jobs showed the largest increase in Queensland and the Northern Territory, each rising by 0.6% and 0.5% respectively.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has temporarily lowered the number of rest hours workers must get between shifts from 11 to eight for four industries.
Businesses are advised to stagger the start times of employees and implement flexible working hours, and refrain from cross-deploying workers.
High unemployment and low competitive edge are the result of workers' unpreparedness to adapt to changes in the job market and industry, he said.
The number of unemployed persons in April totalled 742,700 persons, falling by 0.1 percentage point or 10,500 persons month-on-month.
The VND27,600 billion (US$1.2 billion) relief package will support workers and businesses badly hit by the pandemic.
Fathers will be able to take a total of four weeks off within eight weeks of their child’s birth, and can choose to split the period into two breaks.
Employers with staff who need to work in high-risk environments should implement testing for them on a regular basis, says Enterprise Singapore.
The subsidy package is set to benefit at least 7.3 million individuals, and will also be allocated to support various sectors.
Most employers are willing to pay to vaccinate their employees to curb the spread of the virus in their companies.
The increase was partly due to a 0.5% drop in the consumer price index, and a y-o-y rebound in part-timers’ compensation.
About 35.5 million people will be eligible for vaccination in the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and open up the economy.
Those receiving job-seeking benefits totalled 704,000 in May, in line with a downward trend of 759,000 in March, and 739,000 in April.
The government will soon pass a bill that will provide workers with extra days off should a public holiday fall on a weekend.
The programme targets improving the performances of 555,000 MSMEs and is expected to mobilise financing of US$15.5 billion.
Local governments have been urged to relax overly strict lockdowns that are affecting production and business activity in some provinces.
Staff are encouraged to report incidents where their workplace exceeds the 60% capacity, or they are asked to work despite the need for quarantine.
The committee will provide technical inputs and recommendations to set minimum wages and a national floor for minimum wages.
Qualified SMEs for the new co-payment scheme include those that could not acquire a soft loan from Thailand’s central bank package.
The Cabinet is revising an economic stimulus bill to provide financial relief to two groups of self-employed people affected by the pandemic.
An app records and encrypts data like work attendances based on facial recognition, and feedback from recruiters.
Participate in a new survey by Sapient Insights Group, which will take a deep dive into topics such as HR strategies, processes and structures.
SMEs adversely hit by the full lockdown can now enroll in the Targeted Repayment Assistance (TRA) programme offered by banks.
In April, a total of 92,100 people — comprising Singapore citizens and permanent residents — were unemployed.
Government employees who need to report physically for work will receive a hazard pay of P500 (US$10.4) per day.
The measures include cash handouts to welfare card holders and special groups, co-payments and cash rebates, and will be implemented from July.
The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is urging the government to include employees who work from home in its A4 vaccination priority list.