As of September 24, the support packages have benefited some 20 million Malaysians, and 2.4 million businesses.
The Employers & Manufacturers Association (EMA) is calling on the government to mandate workers to carry digital vaccine passports to enter workplaces.
To help about 480,122 struggling small businesses keep five million employees employed, the government is planning to roll out subsidies.
About 13 business groups have asked the government to restrict the mobility of unvaccinated individuals and to step up mass inoculations.
The employment rate of workers aged 55 to 64 has held steady at over 67%, despite the pandemic, says Singapore's Manpower Minister.
All employers have been told to test staff for COVID-19 after they return to work after the three-day Pchum Ben holiday or Ancestors’ Day.
The allocation of RM18 billion (US$4.3 billion) in wage subsidies has helped 2.9 million workers in the country keep their jobs so far, reports HR minister.
About three million workers in Ho Chi Minh City stand to gain from the unemployment insurance fund with total allowances of about VND6 trillion.
From May to August, there was a loss of 175,000 casual jobs, which represented 72% of all the jobs lost across the labour market.
Businesses in Auckland are calling for government-mandated vaccination at workplaces amid a lockdown that has lasted seven weeks.
The country’s job availability fell for the first time in four months in August as the government expanded the state of emergency over more regions.
The new support measures are aimed at helping struggling individuals and businesses stay afloat amid extended COVID-19 restrictions.
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The Ministry of Labour - Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) has set a target of bringing a million workers back to being employed by the end of 2021.
The Minister of Economic Affairs has thrown her support behind an increase in the minimum wage, ahead of a final decision on October 8.
The country’s planning agency is launching a 45.4-billion-baht (US$1.4-billion) stimulus package to help small businesses keep jobs.
In Jiangxi, parents will be entitled to marital leave for 15 days, in addition to the national holidays, while in Anhui, marital leave is being extended by three days.
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Malaysia has announced that all medically fit federal government employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19.
The subsidies will be available to companies country-wide that experience or expect a 40% fall in revenue during the fortnight to October 11.
Healthcare staff in New South Wales (NSW) must be inoculated with the COVID-19 vaccine by September 30, said NSW health minister Brad Hazzard.
It called on lawmakers to pass proposed amendments to an act that would allow male employees seven days of paid pre-paternity leave.
The government will provide financial aid to pandemic-hit workers and employers, drawing from the unemployment insurance fund.
The country was one out of seven other member countries with employment rates of women staying under 60%, according to the OECD.
The amount is less than the US$12 hike sought for by major worker unions, and has been opposed by the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia.
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A government survey has shown a rise in total employment from 23 million reported in 2013-14 to 30.8 million in the second quarter this year.
Under a new law, business owners and CEOs could face harsher sentences of a minimum one-year prison sentence or up to 1 billion won in fines.
Employers have been told not to impose mandatory vaccination requirements on their staff or penalise those who opt not to be vaccinated.
If their jobs do not allow them to work from home, then employers must treat the period of absence as paid sick leave, said authorities.