Bank Negara Malaysia has facilitated around RM12.06 billion (US$2.9 billion) worth of soft loans for SMEs which have been approved by local banks.
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Workers at chip and electronic companies may be vaccinated to reduce disruptions to the production of computer chips which are in short supply globally.
The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has temporarily lowered the number of rest hours workers must get between shifts from 11 to eight for four industries.
Businesses are advised to stagger the start times of employees and implement flexible working hours, and refrain from cross-deploying workers.
The number of unemployed persons in April totalled 742,700 persons, falling by 0.1 percentage point or 10,500 persons month-on-month.
The VND27,600 billion (US$1.2 billion) relief package will support workers and businesses badly hit by the pandemic.
Employers with staff who need to work in high-risk environments should implement testing for them on a regular basis, says Enterprise Singapore.
The subsidy package is set to benefit at least 7.3 million individuals, and will also be allocated to support various sectors.
Most employers are willing to pay to vaccinate their employees to curb the spread of the virus in their companies.
About 35.5 million people will be eligible for vaccination in the government’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and open up the economy.
Those receiving job-seeking benefits totalled 704,000 in May, in line with a downward trend of 759,000 in March, and 739,000 in April.
The programme targets improving the performances of 555,000 MSMEs and is expected to mobilise financing of US$15.5 billion.
Local governments have been urged to relax overly strict lockdowns that are affecting production and business activity in some provinces.
Staff are encouraged to report incidents where their workplace exceeds the 60% capacity, or they are asked to work despite the need for quarantine.
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Qualified SMEs for the new co-payment scheme include those that could not acquire a soft loan from Thailand’s central bank package.
The Cabinet is revising an economic stimulus bill to provide financial relief to two groups of self-employed people affected by the pandemic.
SMEs adversely hit by the full lockdown can now enroll in the Targeted Repayment Assistance (TRA) programme offered by banks.
In April, a total of 92,100 people — comprising Singapore citizens and permanent residents — were unemployed.
Government employees who need to report physically for work will receive a hazard pay of P500 (US$10.4) per day.
The measures include cash handouts to welfare card holders and special groups, co-payments and cash rebates, and will be implemented from July.
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The Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) is urging the government to include employees who work from home in its A4 vaccination priority list.
While these job losses are linked to the end of its wage subsidy, more people are beginning to find jobs, says the treasury secretary.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato has said the country will start vaccination for COVID-19 at work premises and universities beginning on June 21.
The government has been asked to extend the wage subsidy programme throughout all phases of MCO and [Conditional] MCO, or at least till December.
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Taiwan’s legislature has passed a financial relief proposal that will see NT$840 billion set aside for direct payments and loans to citizens and businesses.
This will apply to all government employees, which includes civil servants, non-civil service contract staff and post-retirement service contract staff.