A total of 56,000 jobs have been created under MySTEP, the government’s short-term employment programme.
The cabinet has given the go-ahead for a soft-loan package worth 5 billion baht (US$150 million) to help create jobs for the unemployed.
In October, a total of 456,000 people were out of work, down 15,000 from the previous month, as the domestic employment market continues to improve.
CHRO Malaysia highlighted some of the key challenges facing CHROs today, including placing their people at the heart of all business strategies.
To help non-regular workers affected by the pandemic, several hundred billion yen has been set aside to implement a job-transfer-support project.
The Central Bureau of Statistics has revealed a year-on-year rise in the number of people in the working population in 2021.
China’s surveyed urban unemployment rate averaged 5.1% from January to October this year, as more young people gained employment.
The total number of workers in the industrial and service sectors grew by 0.3% to nearly 8.12 million in September, as businesses continued to recover.
The unemployment rate for young adults, aged between 15 and 29, fell by 2.7 percentage points year-to-year to 5.6%.
The Social Security Organization (Socso) will give its full support to the government’s plan to strengthen the labour market and expand social safety nets.
The number of people outside the labour force fell 0.6% in August compared to that of 2020, driven by more people wanting to be employed again.
Between March last year and September 2021, more than 73,000 business entities ceased operations, while nearly 103,600 were formed.
The number of unemployed people declined by 18,000 in the third quarter to 98,000, and marks the lowest unemployment level since 2008.
On October 1, the government lifted the country’s state of emergency amid a sharp drop in new COVID-19 cases, prompting businesses to hire staff.
One of the main priorities of next year’s budget is creating employment opportunities in a time when many have lost their jobs or had their salaries cut.
The Manpower Ministry (MOM) said the labour market saw a rise in resident employment and fewer retrenchments compared to Q2.
Roles in the professional, scientific and technical sectors contributed to the bulk of job opportunities for candidates.
The government will form a committee to set up India's first National Employment Policy to significantly raise employment in the country.
As locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 have been brought under control, the employment rate fell for a third consecutive month in September.
The jobless rate in Hong Kong fell from 4.7% in the June-August period to 4.5% in the July-September quarter, the lowest since the first quarter last year.
The portal is able to match jobseekers accurately to respective roles, based on their academic qualifications, experience and skills.
Data showed that the country’s surveyed urban unemployment rate fell 0.5 percentage point to 4.9% in September year-on-year.
The programme will commence in the first quarter of next year, and will support up to 30 training and job opportunities.
The number of employed people across various sectors showed an increase in August month-on-month, with wages growing marginally.
The number of employed people totaled 27.68 million in September, marking a record high since March 2014, when the figure grew by 726,000.
As the country gets ready to reopen its borders on November 1, the Labour Ministry has announced that 222,871 jobs have been created.
Over the next 12 months, 28% of companies expect to increase the number of employees as businesses recover from the pandemic.
It will allow for full-time, part-time, freelance and pro-bono work arrangements, and might include retaining and re-skilling options for older workers.
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.
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.