The government has announced another Rs1.2 lakh crore (USD$16.1 billion) to stimulate the economy, focusing on job creation and private businesses.
Estimates show that India’s GDP is set to contract by 8.6% over Q3, marking two consecutive quarters of contraction.
The new guidelines cut compliance for the IT industry, removing reporting obligations for firms, and easing the way for WFH to take place.
Public and private companies in India are giving out bonuses to their employees for the upcoming festival of lights.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Development Bank expects most economies in Asia Pacific to contract in 2020.
Many workers who lost their jobs have resorted to farming, with employment in farming rising by 14 million in August.
From September 1, all sales employees under the group’s companies will work from home permanently.
A report by the International Labour Organization and the Asian Development Bank also warned of the impact the pandemic has on youths in the region.
The two stores in India are operated entirely by women, with the number of all female-led stores to double by the end of the year.
Uber employees can choose to continue working from home through June 2021, even if offices open before then.
85% of the IT workforce in India have been working from home since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The tech giant has announced the Google for India Digitisation Fund, which will bring investments worth about US$10 billion into India.
TCS is advocating to make WFH permanent, while Infosys prefers to explore a hybrid model of home and the office.
Four Asian countries make the International Trade Union Confederation’s list of top 10 worst countries for working people.
The majority of employees from India’s top three IT companies are continuing to work from home as India’s Unlock 1 phase kicks into effect.
63% of HR managers in India said their organisations will continue to work virtually even when COVID-19 lockdown is lifted in the country.
The companies are recognised for their business integrity and corporate citizenship after being named in the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies list.
Employees from the three Asia Pacific nations are the most optimistic in the world according to the LinkedIn Opportunity Index 2020.
Asia has the highest level of employee engagement globally as three of its countries took up top three spots in the Employee Engagement Score.
Singapore is the sole Asian nation in the top 10 of the 2020 Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) launched by INSEAD.
Amazon is set to continue its investment in India by creating a million jobs and exporting $10 billion worth of India-made goods by 2025.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said they have created 50,000 jobs in India and sold a million devices in a single day.
Transportation services, banks and shops were shut as tens of thousands of workers in India went on strike to protest against the latest labour reforms.
The world’s largest auto-parts supplier is the latest company to suffer from India’s dramatic economic slowdown.
The internet giants are expected to bring some 3,800 customer support jobs in-house to its offices in Philippines, India and Mississippi at the end of 2020.
It's tough times for the hotel industry in India as hotels chain Oyo Hotels and Homes is planning to lay off 2,000 jobs to cut operating cost.
Interviewers for sanitation worker jobs in India were not expecting so many qualified applicants as hundreds of graduates lined up for the interview.
Let’s take a look back on some of the biggest news in the region that have made 2019 one of the most defining years in the employment world.
Asian workforces are set to see the world's biggest salary rises once again in 2020, according to an annual forecasting report by ECA International.
The national government is pushing three major state-run insurance companies to consolidate, leading to thousands of potential redundancies.