The government has allocated RM4.8 billion (US$1.1 billion) to generate 600,000 job opportunities under Budget 2022.
The government wants greater premium payments from employers and employees as the employment insurance system is running low on funds.
The government is planning to make social security benefits available to insurance agents, journalists, carpenters, masons, labourers and domestic workers.
Data on informal workers is scarce and can currently only be collected from an online portal launched in August, called e-Shram.
The newly rebranded Human Resources Development Corporation will be the central agency for all human resource development programmes.
In wage negotiations held earlier this year, businesses had agreed to an average 1.78% wage hike, in response to expectations of a 4% pay hike.
Government entities purchasing goods, projects and services from SMEs should make payments between 30 and 60 days upon completion of the order.
These include some 1.85 million workers who had their labour contracts temporarily suspended or were told to take unpaid leave.
Employers need to hire the 280,088 foreign workers who have been registered under the Labour Recalibration Programme (RTK) within two weeks.
SMEs struggle to create appropriate career development opportunities for their workers, making it hard for them to attract and retain talent.
Government data has shown that the country’s jobless rate fell to 2.7% in October, decreasing by 0.1 percentage point month-on-month.
About 55,000 West Australians were opposed to getting the vaccine, with 39,000 of them being in jobs where COVID-19 vaccination was mandatory.
Some of Asia’s best HR and HR tech solution providers have been recognised at the HRM Asia Readers’ Choice Awards 2021.
The employment rate for residents rose to 67.2% in June this year, up from 64.5% last year, and higher than the pre-pandemic level of 65.2% in June 2019.
The majority of employers are still waiting for January 2022 to start hiring new staff and utilise incentives awarded to them.
The number of irregular workers has increased from 8.5 million to 9.04 million in August, rising 6.35% year-on-year.
Working from home would remain part of the way the public service will operate in the future, said the Public Service Commissioner
CHRO Singapore, taking place tomorrow, rounds up a successful CHRO Online Series 2021, which addressed the challenges and issues facing CHROs.
An expert committee has been set up to form a national employment policy that will help sectors with potential to increase mass employment.
Although flexible working schedules have been implemented since the pandemic outbreak last year, there are no laws governing the matter.
The government is granting financial support to help companies transition to the new traffic light system for managing COVID-19.
Displaced or disadvantaged workers receive an average of 10 to 90 days of work compensation based on the minimum wage.
Group representatives from employers and workers do not foresee a mass resignation of employees in the short term unlike in Europe or the US.
The government approved an economic stimulus package last week, which includes cash handouts and vouchers to lower-income households.
Several regions in China have extended maternity leave by at least 30 days, in the latest effort to address record-low birth rates in the country.
JobTrainer provides access for those eligible to free or low-fee courses, preparing workers for fast-growing industries.
The CHRO Online Series continues December 2 with CHRO Singapore highlighting how CHROs can help develop human-centric leadership in 2022.
The number of paid employee jobs rose 3.6% in the second quarter amid signs of the economy’s recovery from the pandemic.
The support provided through a public programme totalled RM7.172 billion, and has exceeded the initial target of supporting 188,345 entrepreneurs.
The government is considering granting a tax break for companies which raise salaries of all employees, including new and non-regular workers.