The payments cover temporary and permanent disability benefits, medical expenses, and funeral and dependent benefits.
Employers in the country must advertise job vacancies on the MYFutureJobs portal to ensure that these opportunities are offered to locals first
The government has allocated RM20.107 billion (US$4.8 billion) to 357,402 employers under its Wage Subsidy Programme (PSU).
A public outreach programme provides a more controlled and easier way for workers to receive their booster shots.
The number of unemployed persons fell below 700,000 in November, its lowest level since April 2020, according to the Department of Statistics.
Most businesses are not ready to increase the minimum wage as they still have not recovered from the economic impact of the pandemic.
High-skilled jobs in the country remains at a low proportion, compared to other advanced economies such as Singapore.
A survey has shown that the majority of businesses in Malaysia are opting to continue with the hybrid model of on-site and remote working.
Malaysians must equip themselves with the right knowledge and relevant skill sets in digital technology to stay relevant.
As of December 3, some 15,097 employers and 116,316 employees have received PenjanaKerjaya 1.0 benefits worth RM639.3 million.
New legislation is being considered to protect and safeguard the welfare and safety of workers in the gig sector.
Under the purview of the HR ministry, these initiatives aim to build sustainable human capital in Malaysia.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) has called on the government to hike the minimum wage next year amid a rise in the cost of living.
The jobless rate in the country dropped to 4.3% in October, falling 0.2 percentage point month-on-month and was the lowest since April 2020.
More employers are increasing the wages of their employees this year compared with 2020, reflecting a positive business recovery in the country.
The government has allocated RM4.8 billion (US$1.1 billion) to generate 600,000 job opportunities under Budget 2022.
The newly rebranded Human Resources Development Corporation will be the central agency for all human resource development programmes.
Employers need to hire the 280,088 foreign workers who have been registered under the Labour Recalibration Programme (RTK) within two weeks.
The majority of employers are still waiting for January 2022 to start hiring new staff and utilise incentives awarded to them.
Although flexible working schedules have been implemented since the pandemic outbreak last year, there are no laws governing the matter.
Group representatives from employers and workers do not foresee a mass resignation of employees in the short term unlike in Europe or the US.
The support provided through a public programme totalled RM7.172 billion, and has exceeded the initial target of supporting 188,345 entrepreneurs.
A total of 56,000 jobs have been created under MySTEP, the government’s short-term employment programme.
The National Wage Consultative Council (MPGN) is still discussing whether to maintain or increase the minimum wage rate.
The government has distributed RM19.21 billion (US$4.6 billion) under its Wages Subsidy Programme (PSU) as of October 29.
From 2022, the bulk of the cost of public insurance costs for the self-employed and gig workers will be paid by the state.
Although maternity leave has been extended from 60 to 90 days, this is less than the International Labour Organisation’s standard of 98 days.
So far, gig workers only receive social protection under the Self-Employment Social Security Scheme under the Social Security Organisation.
The minimum wage rate was raised to RM$1,200 from RM$1,100 previously, and took effect in February 2020 across 57 cities and towns.
The government does, however, provide social security protection to the self-employed, which covers gig workers.