The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (Motac) has launched a “green travel bubble” to resuscitate the local tourism industry.
The domestic campaign was set up to help boost local businesses, providing local travellers with subsidies of up to 50% on entertainment-related deals.
For the third quarter, Singapore’s GDP shrank by 5.8% year-on-year, improving on Q2’s slump of 13.3%, with the outlook for 2021 looking optimistic.
University grads working in big firms take home an average of US$29,744 annually.
Over 120 CHROs attended CHRO Online Malaysia, which highlighted the key priorities facing HR and business leaders in 2021.
State-owned airline Garuda Indonesia and train operator Kereta Api Indonesia (KAI) are pivoting their businesses to logistics as the pandemic wears on.
Sales exports totalled US$16.4 billion in the month, registering a 6% year-on-year rise, as South Korea continues to be a leader in the ICT sector.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will work with employers and building owners to better manage infectious diseases in the workplace.
Official figures released showed jobs rising by 178,800 for the month, an improvement from September’s numbers.
HR Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan told Parliament that 2,713 SMEs have closed down from March to October this year.
As more staff look for work online, companies are also starting to hire more freelancers to cut costs, in response to the pandemic.
Driven by rising exports, Vietnam’s economy has outperformed others in the Southeast Asian region through the pandemic.
An industry-led coalition will explore advancing diagnoses for disease preparedness, containment and control.
Sectors like aviation, tourism and entertainment will remain in “suspended animation for some time to come."
COVID-19 has caused hiring in the country to decline by more than 50%, with more applicants vying for the same job.
This marks an improvement from June’s high number of 31,000, which has fallen as the economic impact of COVID-19 has waned.
Jobs support and creation will be a priority until unemployment falls below 6%.
Thought leaders like Jason Averbook and Josh Bersin will join speakers from ADP and Microsoft in discussing some of the key challenges facing leaders .
HK Express has requested all 200 of its pilots to sign new contracts with further cuts in salaries and allowances of up to 40%.
Thailand’s economy contracted by 6.4% in the third quarter, improving from its 12.1% slump in the previous quarter.
Reskilling and retraining workers will be key as the workforce continues to be reshaped in the face of transformation.
The move by the Japanese government seeks to make the country more attractive for foreigners to work in by taking care of workers’ wellbeing.
The government has announced another Rs1.2 lakh crore (USD$16.1 billion) to stimulate the economy, focusing on job creation and private businesses.
Singapore has been ranked ninth in 2020’s list of the most competitive countries for talent globally, by the IMD World Competitiveness Centre.
The programme, implemented by the Malaysian government, will run from Nov 16 to June 30, and will be applicable for sectors such as construction.
The number of unemployed people reached 1.03 million for the month as the South Korean economy continues to be impacted by the pandemic.
Chevron could slash 10% of jobs in its Singapore operations – within a week of Shell’s announcement that it will cut 38.5% of its workforce.
While the economy continues to recover, bonuses for public servants is expected to be lowered for the first time in a decade.
Estimates show that India’s GDP is set to contract by 8.6% over Q3, marking two consecutive quarters of contraction.
The pass, says the Singapore government, will enable Singapore to build a strong tech base in the country, and bring more opportunities to the workforce.