The Ministry of Labor (MOL) has said the demand for workers should rise in Q2 this year due mainly to the expansion in the electronics sector.
Businesses hiring DP holders will have to comply with the requirements for hiring, which includes the relevant quotas, levies and qualifying salaries.
These teleworking cubes have since been installed at various stations and office building entrances across cities like Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.
The World Bank said all 10 developing East Asian economies, except China, have innovated less than expected in relation to their per capita incomes.
Unemployment will plague Hong Kong for years ahead, and that it may take more than three years for the jobless rate to fall below 5%.
Based on the country’s present demographics, the working population is projected to increase by 12 million annually.
The programme will help co-fund the costs of trials and the adoption of frontier technologies such as 5G and artificial intelligence.
Labour and employment secretary Apurva Chandra said the new labour codes would provide the flexibility of four working days in a week.
The end goal is to have "greater porosity" between the public sector and the outside world, said Minister Chan Chun Sing.
The continued closure due to movement controls will inevitably lead to bankruptcy and unemployment, cautions the Malaysian Employers’ Federation.
The Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER) said the local economy has the capacity to create 70,000 jobs for every 1% increase in its GDP.
India’s lockdown period saw companies adopt a WFH arrangement for their staff, cutting down on staff strength, hiring freelancers and outsourcing tasks.
Working with Asia-Pacific's top organisations, Top Employers Institute is continuing to identify trends in HR strategies and workplace practices.
Multi-ministry COVID-19 taskforce co-chair and education minister Lawrence Wong has said a total work-from-home arrangement is “not doable”.
Under current safe management measures, peak-hour travel on public transport in January has risen by 11%, compared to November 2020.
Member of the Japan House of Councillors Kuniko Inoguchi is backing a bill that would give workers a four-day work week.
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).
Though the overall unemployment rate is falling, hiring is not likely to surge in the short term.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the government will initiate a seed fund for startups of Rs10 billion (US$136.3 million).
John Sumser explains why organisations need to priortise health and safety as they explore approaches to create business continuity.
An OECD report has calculated that by 2050, Japan’s working-age population would have declined to 61.8%.
The average loan taken by SMEs amounted to US$122,514.
Senior minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said the country needs to raise the salaries of workers at the bottom of the ladder.
The increase in vacancies reflect the pace of recovery in labour demand in the second half of the year, says labour stats chief.
Employment figures in the industrial and service sectors increased for the sixth consecutive month in November.
The city government has requested permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs to employ 10,700 civil servants in 2021 instead of the 7,100 approved earlier.
The year 2021 represents an opportunity for organisations to rethink many of their processes and practices.
HRM Asia talks to some of the leading HR thought leaders on how organisations can make a successful transition into 2021.