To buffer the impact of pandemic lockdowns, the government has been providing help to workers via its various policies.
Flexible working arrangements are also encouraged so that vaccine appointments can be scheduled for about 400,000 workers employed by the state.
The Ministry of Manpower is preparing the policy for distribution of the BSU wage subsidy programme for workers in 2021.
“End of contract” refers to a highly contested form of contractualisation where workers are hired for not more than five months.
The legislation doubling the minimum number of sick leave from five to 10 took effect on Saturday, July 24, for employees in New Zealand.
Only a minority support the views that people would miss their co-workers, be less productive and become burned out by flexible working.
The support package will help workers and businesses affected by the country’s reversion to stricter pandemic restrictions.
The government has been asked to ensure that the support to events, tourism and F&B from vaccinations lead to a sustained recovery.
The federal government is testing new approaches to design qualifications and training that meet the skills needed for a job in the digital sector.
Some 859,000, or 19.1% of 4.49 million economically inactive people aged 15 to 29 were preparing for job exams in May.
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Major employer groups have called for revived powers to reduce workers’ hours, stand staff down and direct people to take annual leave.
Amid tighter COVID-19 measures, the associations have asked for rental rebates, foreign worker levies and an extension of bank loan moratoriums.
Companies can now apply for interest-free loans to pay furloughed staff and salaries from the Vietnam Bank for Social Policies.
The state labour union voiced out that gig workers should have stronger worker protection and labour rights.
Targeted support will be provided for businesses and workers affected by the latest tightened safe management measures from July 22 to August 18.
In 2021, there will be 13 million fewer employed women as compared to 2019, said the International Labour Organisation.
Statistics Korea’s data showed that it takes an average of 10.1 months for Koreans aged between 15 and 29 to land their first job.
Some 213,000 people are still out of jobs, but this is 20,200 fewer than the preceding quarter, as Hong Kong's labour market continues to recover.
The role of the CHRO is more critical than ever before, as organsiations continue to build their roadmap for 2022.
Employees in the garment and tourism industries whose employment contracts have been suspended can expect cash subsidies.
This comes after the country’s minimum wage commission set the new minimum wage rate at 9,160 won (US$7.94) per hour for 2022.
In the first half this year, 56,253 local companies have registered their businesses, bringing the total number to 1.38 million.
The proportion of people working completely remotely in a recent week in July stood at 11.6%, down from 18.5% in April.
A group of businessmen has urged the Inter-Agency Task Force to permit employees to go back to their workplaces once 80% of workers are vaccinated.
The surveyed urban unemployment rate averaged at 5.2%, down 0.6 percentage points year-on-year, as China's economic recovery continues to gain pace.
The country’s statistics department Stats NZ said the number of self-employed women increased 13.9% year-on-year to 143,500 in March.
However, underemployment crept up by 0.5% to 7.9% as the economy responded to lockdowns in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
In June, the country added 582,000 jobs year-on-year, marking four consecutive months of growth in employment numbers.
The financial aid will apply to companies in the sectors of construction, hotels, food services, art, entertainment and recreation in affected provinces.