Among new recruits last December, some 407,000 people had experience working at a second job, data shows.
Sectors like IT and communications; trades and services; transport and logistics; and manufacturing have seen the most postings.
The government is considering whether some activity under the manufacturing sector should also have the flexibility to work from home (WFH).
To help workers laid off due to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, the Labour Ministry has compiled a list of 58,151 job openings.
Australia’s Commonwealth Bank intends to keep a hybrid model of staff working from the office and home.
Though the overall unemployment rate is falling, hiring is not likely to surge in the short term.
Initiatives include a one-off monetary assistance for taxi and bus drivers, and a special three-month electric bills discount for six business sectors.
In Singapore, as more employees head back to the office, giving them more flexibility over work arrangements can boost their mental well-being.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress had previously proposed emergency employment laws to be enacted to prevent businesses from retrenching workers.
Finance minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith has proposed for 210 billion baht (US$7 billion) to be given as cash handouts to individuals and companies.
The amendment to the special measures law is set to be enacted by the Japanese government in early February.
Employment figures in the industrial and service sectors increased for the sixth consecutive month in November.
Corporate workers can now search for jobs at schools in a new section of the education ministry’s website.
The measures include soft loans and lower utility bills, and aim to boost liquidity for businesses, provide debt relief and unemployment support.
Fearing that their businesses will not be able to operate at full capacity, some employers remained silent about staff testing positive for the virus.
The year 2021 represents an opportunity for organisations to rethink many of their processes and practices.
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The National Employment Agency (NEA) is preparing 20,000 jobs in the kingdom for migrant workers returning from Thailand.
Employers will also be responsible for medical costs and ensuring the welfare of their foreign workers.
The finance ministry plans to hand out 4.1 trillion won (US$3.7 billion) in emergency cash to people affected by the third wave of the coronavirus.
The government is requesting companies to cut the number of commuting workers by 70% with alternatives like teleworking.
The new loan programmes have a combined loan guarantee of 40 billion baht, and will be rolled out through six financial institutions.
Enterprise Singapore (ESG) aided businesses by loaning S$17.4 billion (US$13.2 billion) last year, as many companies struggled because of the pandemic.
The government expects the number to drop further, with the upcoming Lunar New Year boosting domestic demand and businesses.
After a largely difficult and uncertain 2020, HR faces the challenge of reinvigorating employees, as well as helping their organisations develop strategies that will ensure success in 2021.
Workers who lost their jobs due to the closure of businesses in garment and textile factories, and the tourism industry will be able to receive support.
Workers who are not vaccinated will not need to have a change of job scope, says health minister.
The government also plans to support smaller businesses, offer tax incentives to increase hiring, and support sectors that were severely retrenched.
Japan’s economy is expected to start recovering toward the end of 2021 as consumption gathers momentum and vaccinations become widespread.