The unemployment rate in the country fell to 6.95% in July – the lowest in four months, an indication of possible recovery in the labour market.
Parents who were previously not eligible for paternity or adoption leave can now qualify for benefits up to S$30,000.
Fresh graduates and first-time job seekers need to brace themselves for stiff competition amid the economic downturn caused by the pandemic.
He urged support for skilled talent and the gig economy to foster entrepreneurial capabilities and innovation to build new growth momentum.
HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 will highlight how organisations need to rethink talent management strategies as the workplace continues to evolve.
Civil servants, teachers and healthcare workers must get inoculated against COVID-19 or pay for regular testing.
Lawmakers have since escalated calls for a new relief package, with the idea of an extra budget valued at 30 trillion yen being floated around.
The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has approved eight new projects worth US$71.4 million expected to create over 9,500 jobs.
The Malaysian government aims to fully reopen the economy by October earliest, based around recommendations by the National Recovery Council.
SAP SuccessFactors’ SEA HR Connect 2021 virtual event will exemplify ways to build an interconnected business by reinventing HR.
The recovery was attributed to hiring at pandemic-hit restaurants and retailers as the state of emergency was lifted in some areas.
Formal workers will be able to receive a one-time cash assistance of P$5,000 (US$100) under the COVID-19 Adjustment Measure Programme.
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani has called for the development of human resources as a priority for Indonesia's continued development.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has urged local officials to provide information on the number of unemployed people who need assistance.
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Resident employment for citizens and permanent residents continued to expand, though at a slow pace due to stricter pandemic measures from May 16.
Some 580,000 businesses, representing 49% of the SME sector, are at risk of failing by October this year if they are not allowed to open up operations by then.
The 34.9-trillion-won (US$30.5-billion) supplementary budget should be disbursed swiftly to pandemic-hit businesses and people.
Vice-Premier Liu He has also urged entrepreneurs to contribute to China’s economic development by supporting SMEs in the country.,
A US$400-million (₱20.1-billion) loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will expand employment and skills programmes for youth in the country.
Under the proposal, business owners and workers will have to be fully vaccinated and undergo a weekly COVID-19 swab test.
About 68.1% of South Koreans aged between 55 and 79 said they would want to work till an average age of 73, health permitting.
Marital status is the most important determinant of women’s employment., with those who are married 38% less likely to be in paid employment.
A Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness (TCWF) has been set up to review the framework for workplace fairness in Singapore.
The gender gap persists in more areas other than pay, such as the number of hours worked, highlights QCOSS.
Companies are seeking to inoculate employees after the Ministry of Health sought expressions of interest to provide workplace vaccination.
Those in their 20s and 30s accounted for 46.8% of the total discouraged workers in June, up 8.2 percentage points from the year before.
HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2021 will examine how organisations can create a healthy and productive workforce consisting of the best talent.
As Singapore prepares to reopen its economy, businesses must play their part to facilitate this process, says Minister Gan Kim Yong.
Employers are also advised to set up a dedicated safety department at the workplace and appoint a safety office at the work site.