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Singapore’s fair employment guidelines to become law
hrmasia.com | Wednesday, September 1, 2021
This move will empower the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (Tafep) when dealing with unfair recruitment practices against Singaporeans and ensuring workers get fair treatment at work. This was announced at prime ...

Police, fair employment watchdog looking into allegations against NOC's Sylvia Chan
straitstimes.com | Friday, October 22, 2021
The police and the fair employment watchdog are looking into allegations made online against Night Owl Cinematics' (NOC) co-founder Sylvia Chan. Past and present employees have leaked audio clips and screenshots to accuse Ms Chan of bullying her s...

Singapore minister: Clear evidence that govt’s economic policies help to raise living standards, create many good jobs for Singaporeans
Malay Mail | Wednesday, September 15, 2021
SINGAPORE, Sept 14 — The Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) thinking that jobs taken away from foreigners will automatically go to Singaporeans is “fatally flawed”, said Finance Minister Lawrence Wong today, as he pointed out that the data and evidence...

Labour policies a work-in-progress but ‘muddle-headed’ ones will lead Singapore to path of ruin, says finance minister
Malay Mail | Wednesday, September 15, 2021
SINGAPORE, Sept 15 — The government will continue working on improving its labour policies, but objects to “muddle-headed policies” such as those proposed by the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), which would lead Singapore to a path of ruin, Finance Mi...

Work pass privileges suspended after Singapore Ambulance Association failed to pay at least 15 Covid-19 vaccinators
Malay Mail | Thursday, September 16, 2021
SINGAPORE, Sept 16 — The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has suspended the work pass privileges of two men associated with the Singapore Ambulance Association (SAA) which had failed to pay at least 15 Covid-19 vaccinators their salaries. In a joint sta...

PSP's foreign talent policy proposals will hurt Singapore’s competitiveness, drive costs up, say SMEs, economists
Malay Mail | Monday, September 20, 2021
SINGAPORE, Sept 20 — The Progress Singapore Party’s (PSP) proposals on foreign talent policy and ways to reduce competition for jobs will hurt the country’s competitiveness and increase costs for firms, said small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

As Thailand further tightens COVID-19 restrictions, a budget of 13,500mn Baht approved to help workers
Human Resource Online | Thursday, July 22, 2021
Announcement no.28 sees the nation’s movement restrictions tightened in 13 provinces from 20 July to 2 August 2021. A total of 10 provinces will, therefore, receive economic packages to help workers tide through this period. On 18 July (Sunday), P...

1 in 5 youth surveyed in Asia want to 'learn and be challenged' at their first job
Human Resource Online | Monday, July 19, 2021
It was also found that beyond technical and vocational skills, 45% of youths surveyed view interpersonal communications skills as key. When evaluating a job offer, the opportunity to learn and be challenged at a job is a top factor that youth cons...

Singapore's youth unemployment rate higher in 2020 compared to previous economic downturns
Malay Mail | Friday, June 18, 2021
The youth unemployment rate was 10.6 per cent in 2020, compared to 8.8 per cent during the Global Financial Crisis and 9.3 per cent during the Sars pandemic. ? TODAY file pic SINGAPORE, June 18 — Compared to previous downturns such as the 2009 Glo...

Overseas Volunteers Scramble To Help India Breathe
The Asean Post | Friday, April 30, 2021
Seema Devgan has all but abandoned her day job, as she and a loose collection of overseas volunteers scramble to locate desperately needed supplies for COVID-19 stricken family, friends and strangers in India....

In fiscal 2020 Japan saw biggest decline in job availability in 46 years
The Star | Friday, April 30, 2021
In fiscal 2020 Japan saw biggest decline in job availability in 46 years...

Covid-19 impact on jobs would have been worse if not for strong partnership with employers, unions: Josephine Teo
Straits Times | Tuesday, April 27, 2021
SINGAPORE - The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on jobs would have been worse if not for the strong three-way partnership between the government, unions and employers, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in her May Day Message on Tuesday (April 27)....

The Future Of Tourism And Culture Of Peace In ASEAN+
indiaeducationdiary | Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Asia is the most diverse region in the world, from all its corners, out in the cold climate, to the archipelagos, and mountain ranges....

Greater confidence in S'pore job market over course of Covid-19 pandemic year: IPS study
Straits Times | Monday, April 26, 2021
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Job types and qualifications in demand in Australia – and how to get a pay rise
News.com | Monday, April 26, 2021
How to get rich in 2021? We’re not talking about bitcoin. Certainly not Dogecoin. And not about flipping real estate either. This is something much more common, but also something people find really hard. Changing jobs....

Why job creation won’t solve Hong Kong’s unemployment problem
SCMP | Thursday, April 22, 2021
The underlying issue in youth employment, exposed and exacerbated by the pandemic, is the mismatch between what the economy needs and what the education system is producing...

Willowglen bags RM7.84mil PowerGas job in Singapore
The Star | Thursday, April 22, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Willowglen MSC Bhd it has won a RM7.84mil maintenance contract awarded PowerGas Ltd Singapore....

Green stimulus plan could create 1.2m UK jobs in two years, research finds
The Guardian | Tuesday, April 20, 2021
A stimulus programme focused on green and digital infrastructure, research and development, energy and care work could create more than 1.2m jobs within two years and more than 2.7m jobs during the next decade, according to research....

U.K. job vacancies jump in March ahead of reopening, as unemployment rate falls for second month
Market Watch | Tuesday, April 20, 2021
The number of job vacancies in the U.K. jumped 16% from February to March, the Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday, as a wave of labor market data showed that the unemployment rate fell unexpectedly for the second month in a row....

Thailand has 225,000 vacancies to offer to jobless workers
pattayamail | Monday, April 19, 2021
The Labor Ministry is compiling a list of more than 225,000 vacancies to help workers made jobless by the latest Covid-19 wave....

UK technology job creation nears two-year peak
Computer Weekly | Monday, April 19, 2021
Flybuys, Australia’s largest loyalty programme, moved its infrastructure to the cloud to serve its 8.6 million active members better....

UK job ads and restaurant bookings rebound as Covid-19 lockdown eases
Malay Mail | Thursday, April 15, 2021
LONDON, April 15 — English diners rushed back to restaurants this week and online job adverts are back to pre-pandemic levels as Britain’s economy starts to reopen following the coronavirus pandemic, according to new figures today....

London finance job vacancies up 70% in first quarter of 2021
The Edge Markets | Thursday, April 15, 2021
Job openings in London’s finance industry grew 70% in the three months through March compared to the previous quarter as the U.K. began to ease out of its third national lockdown....

Police warn public against unknowingly becoming money mules through scam job advertisements
CNA | Thursday, April 8, 2021
SINGAPORE: The police on Thursday (Apr 8) warned that people could be unknowingly used as money mules in a new trend of scams advertising jobs with high hourly salaries....

Job vacancies are surging, and employers say it's hard to find suitable labour
abc | Monday, April 5, 2021
You can't say how quickly it will take for Australia's economy to recover. But with job vacancies rising, it means there's growing demand for labour and positions aren't being filled, which is a positive sign....

ASEAN manufacturing sector rebounded in March — IHS Markit
The Edge Markets | Monday, April 5, 2021
KUALA LUMPUR (April 5): The ASEAN manufacturing sector returned to growth in March, following declines in February, as output and orders increased during March...

Asean finance ministers meeting stresses importance of digital economy
The Star | Thursday, April 1, 2021
Asean finance ministers meeting stresses importance of digital economy...

Malaysia a springboard into the region for Australian business
afr | Thursday, April 1, 2021
Making the strategic move to have a greater presence in Malaysia has proven to be a “wise and good decision” for Cochlear says the company’s senior vice-president for supply chain and operational excellence Greg Bodkin....

Restaurant employee fired after alleged abuse of job applicant
Bangkok Post | Wednesday, March 31, 2021
A female employee of a well-known restaurant in Bangkok – identified by Thai media as Wine Connection – lost her job after alleged physical abuse of a job applicant who then posted a video of the encounter on social media, drawing heavy criticism...

130,000 locals hired by 27,000 firms under Jobs Growth Incentive in 3 months: MOM
CNA | Wednesday, March 31, 2021
SINGAPORE: The Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) helped 27,000 firms to hire 130,000 local workers over three months, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its latest Jobs Situation Report on Wednesday (Mar 31)....

Increase in new job adverts as COVID restrictions start to lift
onrec | Monday, March 29, 2021
In the third week of March, there were 146,000 new job adverts posted in the UK....

End of Australia’s US$68b job-saving stimulus tests economy
The Edge Markets | Monday, March 29, 2021
(March 29): Australia’s JobKeeper wage subsidy expired Sunday, bringing to a close the nation’s largest Covid stimulus measure....

Chinese officials stifle, expel foreign journalists for doing their job
pbs | Tuesday, March 23, 2021
In the last year, Chinese officials have singled out foreign journalists and denied them access to carry out their work — in some cases even pressured them to leave the country, according to a new report. The Chinese government has claimed it to be...

Job opportunities on the rise in China in 2021, after economy gains tract: Report
hellenicshippingnews | Tuesday, March 23, 2021
More positions were provided during China’s spring job-hunting season due to the country’s accelerating recovery pace. Demands for courier delivery talents led the increasing rate chart and needs for IT talents increased nearly by 10 percent, top...

US and China must manage tensions, work on common challenges: Singapore DPM
The Star | Monday, March 22, 2021
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Even as the United States and China compete strategically, the two major powers must find a way to manage tensions and develop a framework for cooperation, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat....

Working towards a better future
Bangkok Post | Monday, March 22, 2021
For two decades, Kyungsun Kim has worked to bring humanitarian and developmental aid to children of all creeds and races. Her numerous posts have included serving in Panama and Sudan as a programme specialist and between 2012 and 2016, she was a seni...

59% employers in India not in favour of 'work from home', says report
DNAIndia | Thursday, March 18, 2021
With the pandemic disrupting the work-from-office culture, a new survey on Thursday revealed that 59 per cent of employers in India are not in favour of remote working....

How Australia aiming for full employment could lead to higher wages
News | Tuesday, March 16, 2021
How would you like to live in a country that got rid of unemployment? Sound nice? Well now you might just get the chance, with the announcement last week by the RBA boss that he is now aiming to get Australia to “full employment”....

UK government plans 80% cuts to ‘world-leading’ anti-corruption work
Open Democracy | Tuesday, March 16, 2021
British aid spending on global efforts to tackle corruption and promote human rights is set to fall by as much as 80%, openDemocracy understands – sparking criticism from former Tory ministers and transparency experts....

Patna firm offering fake data operator’s job for ?60,000 in cash, busted
hindustantimes | Friday, March 12, 2021
The police team from Kaimur, on Thursday raided the Patna office of the company and arrested the director and coordinator of the fake jobs firm....

Singapore's hard-hit hotel industry to get more support with revamped job redesign scheme; 10 new Covid-19 cases
The Star | Friday, March 12, 2021
SINGAPORE, March 12 (The straits Times/ANN): In a hotel in the future, front office staff will be experts in tailoring personalised tour itineraries, while housekeepers will be able track room cleanliness using mobile applications and robots are used...

China still faces great pressure in the job market, will put employment as policy priority: Premier Li
Globaltimes | Thursday, March 11, 2021
China's still facing great pressure in the job market this year, and will still put employment as its policy priority, said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday. In addition to promoting current job measures, more "flexible" job channels will be op...

Ballet to bicycle: Singapore conductor rides out pandemic with delivery job
The Edge Markets | Thursday, March 11, 2021
SINGAPORE (Mar 11): A year ago, Singaporean Chiya Amos was living his dream of leading orchestras around Russia as an aspiring classical conductor working with ballets and operas....

Indonesia’s job creation law a blow to labour
eastasiaforum | Thursday, March 11, 2021
Indonesia’s Omnibus Law for Job Creation came into law in November 2020, amending more than 70 different pieces of legislation. The law, which the Widodo administration claims is necessary to improve Indonesia’s investment climate and promote emp...

Xinjiang firms seek damages from foreign researcher over forced labour reports: media
The Star | Tuesday, March 9, 2021
BEIJING (Reuters) - The official news outlet of the Communist Party of China's Xinjiang region said unidentified companies from the area have filed a domestic civil lawsuit seeking unspecified compensation from a U.S.-based human rights researcher wh...

Labour calls for audit of UK’s preparedness for next pandemic
The Guardian | Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Ministers must start war-gaming the next pandemic and their plans should be independently audited to prove the UK is prepared for global health threats to come, Labour’s Jon Ashworth has said....

Dependant's Pass holders in Singapore must apply for work passes from 1 May 2021
Lexology | Monday, March 8, 2021
The Minister of Manpower, Mrs Josephine Teo had on 3 March 2021, announced, amongst other things, that the Ministry of Manpower of Singapore (“MOM”) will be regularising work arrangements for Dependant’s Pass (“DP”) holders working in Singa...

Healthcare to generate jobs, govt to focus on skilling for employment abroad
Hindustan Times | Monday, March 8, 2021
The work of imparting skills is carried out by the ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship (MSDE), which has identified 300,000 jobs in the health sector alone in countries such Australia, Germany, Canada, Japan, Sweden and Singapore...

Australia’s app economy adds 20,000 jobs
AFR | Wednesday, March 3, 2021
A research report by Washington DC-based think tank the Progressive Policy Institute has found that jobs in Australia’s app economy have grown by 15 per cent since before the pandemic....

Singapore to toughen work pass requirement for foreign dependants
FMT | Wednesday, March 3, 2021
SINGAPORE: Foreigners living as dependants in Singapore who decide to seek employment will soon have to obtain their own work passes, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said Wednesday....