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The National Employment Council estimates that over 160,000 new jobs will be created this year through committed investments.
The government has relaxed its labour code that explicitly forbids workers "to have their meals inside work premises".
The government announced a range of Budget 2021 measures aimed at helping workers and businesses to land jobs and sustain operations amid the pandemic.
The government is considering giving employees the COVID-19 vaccine the same way they get their annual flu jab at work.
This would encourage fathers to share care of the child, causing less disruption and long-term impact to women’s careers, she says.
Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) believes that raising daily wages by P100 (US$2.1) will likely result in more unemployment.
Service industries that require face-to-face interactions are expected to have a slower recovery as compared to other sectors.
The government’s paperless portal for MSME registration – Udyam Registration – has processed 2.03 million registrations in the last three months.
The speed of decline was the fastest since 2009, when the global financial crisis led to a drop of overtime wages by 13.5%.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has said that more than 160,000 jobs are expected to be created in 2021 through investments in human capital.
There were 27,423 private sectors workers who requested paternity leave last year, more than double that of 2017’s total of 12,042.
Labour and employment secretary Apurva Chandra said the new labour codes would provide the flexibility of four working days in a week.
Payroll jobs had the largest increases in the states of Queensland, up by 2.8%, and South Australia, up by 2.4%.
The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) has said the country’s unemployment rate increased 4.5% in 2020 – the highest in 27 years.
While unemployment is severe among the lower class, middle-level occupations have also been badly hit by unemployment.
The government has launched the Short-Term Absence Payment (STAP) – a scheme to help businesses and staff affected by the pandemic.
The basic subsidy for low-income families, once relaxed, would benefit around 24,000 more underemployed households.
Lord Allan Velasco has submitted a pandemic-relief bill of 420 billion peso (US$8.7 billion) to Congress to spur the economy into recovery.
The end goal is to have "greater porosity" between the public sector and the outside world, said Minister Chan Chun Sing.
Most employers are not considering adjusting their staff’s salary even as remote working has become a trend.
The continued closure due to movement controls will inevitably lead to bankruptcy and unemployment, cautions the Malaysian Employers’ Federation.
Key government agencies have signed a joint memorandum circular to set up the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) Task Force.
Human resource management cannot be considered as a support function in an organisation, but rather a strategic partner, says Brunei minister.
The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) said the local economy has the capacity to create 70,000 jobs for every 1% increase in its GDP.
This covers the country’s retail, fast food and warehouse workers, as well as those who work in aviation, arts and recreation, and tourism.
Prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has given the go-ahead for financial aid costing 40 billion baht to help employees left out under previous schemes.
Some 33.4% of non-regular workers received no compensation for forced leave, as compared to 14.8% for regular staff, a survey shows.
The unemployment rate fell unexpectedly and salaries increased, ruling out the probability that the central bank will reduce interest rates.
The supplementary budget is reported to be in the scale of 20 trillion won (US$17.9 billion) to 30 trillion won (US$26.8 billion).