South Korea plans to accept more foreign workers next year, with the aim of alleviating the country's talent crunch.
Half of those laid off were from the greater Kuala Lumpur area of Klang Valley, according to the country's HR minister.
This out of a total of 5.24 million adults aged between 15 to 64, who are not part of Taiwan's shrinking workforce.
Some 170,000 of these jobs were created in companies with more than 300 employees, according to data from Statistics Korea.
As 2018 draws to a close, here's a holiday gift from HRM Magazine Asia to our readers: a free 2019 printable calendar!
In the final installment of our 2018 retrospective, we look at one of the more interesting phenomena to occur this year - employee activism.
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So-called post-millennials – those born after 1996 and known as Gen Z – are expecting technology to take centre stage in their careers.
The Japanese government is planning to set a cap on the recruitment of foreign workers in the country's nursing facilities.
This year has seen CEOs of various organisations, from around the world, come under the spotlight for various reasons. We round up some of the biggest stories.
Malaysian youths are facing school-to-work transition problems, while academic institutions are not sufficiently preparing graduates.
The Department of Employment in Thailand have warned Thai job seekers against 'Canadian' farm worker job scams online.
In the second installment of our 2018 roundup series, we recap the most interesting HR policies and initiatives from around the region.
The majority of Hongkong employees who have left China-headquartered companies blame rigid office culture and low salaries.
The King Salman Energy Park will create 100,000 jobs, and contribute US$6 billion to Saudi Arabia's economy, once it is completed by 2021.
In the first installment of our 2018 roundup series, we take a quick look back at the various employer rankings that have been popular with readers.
Verizon cuts 10,400 jobs out of 44,000 eligible employees in a "voluntary separation program," as part of cost cutting measures.
A study by Monster.com has revealed that young professionals in Singapore are increasingly considering jobs outside their field of study.
Singapore has charged two Chinese migrant workers with soliciting one dollar bribes from lorry drivers, and could face prison time if convicted.
Adobe, NVIDIA, and Microsoft are rated top workplaces in India to work for in tech, according to job site Indeed.
The projected overall salary increase is close to this year's growth rate.
According to a new report, a skills gap threatens the local banking industry.
The Australian-based airline has been criticised for asking staff to volunteer extra hours at the airport during Christmas.
The Korea Employers Federation has asked lawmakers to ease up labour-related bills that place extra burdens on firms.
At HR Festival Asia's exclusive CXO Symposium, C-level executives will have the opportunity to connect with leading industry experts and thought-leaders.
Hong Kong businesses are downbeat about their growth prospects for 2019, as well as face the challenge of talent availability.
The proposed measure would lower the optional retirement age of Filipino government employees from 60 to 56.
The average monthly take-home pay for Taiwanese employees increased by 2.56%.
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