Singapore’s Manpower Minister also highlighted that a welcome change in the workplace would be having more women representation in company boards.
The government is adopting a “granular” approach instead of hard lockdowns to address a stubbornly high unemployment rate.
Women are more likely to be in vulnerable employment and also more likely to be in the category of unpaid contributing family worker.
The net number of people getting off the unemployment benefit has increased for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
The new initiatives would cater to Malaysians and businesses that are the most affected by the pandemic, said the finance minister.
Prime Minister Hun Sen has issued a directive for all government institutions and the legislative body to adopt work-from-home practices for one week.
The third phase of its handouts would allow for financial assistance for public services, such as public transport costs.
Employers are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to hiring, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).
The scheme will see the government subsidise half of the wages for 70,000 apprentices for 12 months, incentivising businesses to hire younger workers.
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The pandemic has not only worsened existing gender inequalities, but also created new ones, said the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Vietnam.
In February, 114,101 newly unemployed workers registered for financial aid, while 487,143 people updated their unemployment status.
Entrepreneur development and cooperatives minister has said SMEs must ready themselves with digital technology.
Some 63.6% of the largest 500 companies in South Korea surveyed said that they have no plans for recruitment.
The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has said the country’s unemployment rate has fallen to 6.9% in February from 7.3% last July.
The government has replaced the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang to a conditional MCO (CMCO).
Premier Li Keqiang has said China plans to create more than 11 million new urban jobs this year, an increase from last year's goal of over 9 million.
Spreading out commuter crowds on buses and trains during peak hours would help ensure the financial sustainability and efficiency of public transport.
The Ministry of Manpower has launched iWorkHealth – a digital tool to identify areas of stress for employees, and on how to deal with them.
Malaysia allocates RM$7 million to accelerate COVID-19 screening for foreign workers
The labour ministry has vetoed a proposal for hiking the country’s minimum wage this year, saying Vietnam has yet to recover from the pandemic.
The government aims to help small shop owners and firms set up a smart business system to support their transition into contactless operations.
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The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has said a “no vaccination, no work” policy enforced by any company or employer is illegal.
All Malaysians should seize the opportunities made available under the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, says Malaysian minister.
The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has said the demand for workers should rise in Q2 this year due mainly to the expansion in the electronics sector.
The government also aims to support business transformation, help older workers, and spur the hiring of locals this year.
Finance minister Grant Robertson has announced that employers can start to apply for the latest government wage subsidies.
With the extra budget, total government spending would rise to a record 573 trillion won this year, up 11.9% from 2020, the finance ministry said.
Despite the country being in a pandemic state of emergency, its unemployment rate declined and job availability increased, government statistics revealed.