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Vietnam to Raise Regional Minimum Wage from July

Vietnamese National Wage Council has agreed to raise the region-based minimum wage by 6 percent from July, during its working session on April 12. The pay hike level for Region 1 is 260,000 VND (11.36 USD) per month, while the respective figures for Regions 2, 3 and 4 are 240,000 VND, 210,000 VND, and 180,000 VND. With the adjustment, […]

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April 19, 20228:55 pm
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More Malaysian Jobseekers Expected to Cross Over to Singapore

More jobseekers in Malaysia, especially from Johor, are expected to search for jobs in Singapore as the borders between the two countries are reopened. Johor Indian Business Association president P.Sivakumar said there would be a significant increase in the entry of Malaysian workers into Singapore’s labour force. “Experienced Malaysian workers are in demand in the […]

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April 18, 20225:56 pm
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Ministry Manpower Urges Companies to Pay Eid Allowance Without Delay

As Ramadan is here, Indonesia’s Manpower Ministry has appealed to companies to pay the 2022 Eid al-Fitr allowance (Tunjangan Hari Raya – THR) to their employees promptly. The ministry also expects companies with high profits to increase the allowance. Secretary-general of the ministry Anwar Sanusi said on Monday (Apr 11) that the appeal was made after the […]

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April 14, 20223:56 pm
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On the Brink of ‘Flexidus’, Women in India Quitting Jobs Due to Lack of Flexibility

Lack of work flexibility has taken its toll in India. Recent LinkedIn report revealed a significant percentage of women in India are quitting or considering quitting their jobs this year due to the threat of pay cuts, bias, and exclusion if they are asking to work flexibly. Following the pandemic, a majority of women in […]

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April 13, 20225:05 pm
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Malaysians Duped by Fake Job Offers in Cambodia Safely Repatriated

Twelve Malaysians who were held captive in Cambodia after being duped by a lucrative job offer as customer service officers were safely repatriated today (Tuesday, Apr 12), while four others are still in the country as they have to undergo quarantine after being tested positive for Covid-19. The success of bringing the 12 men home, […]

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April 12, 20223:30 pm
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Wage Subsidies of RM20.63 Bil Disbursed by Malaysian Govt As of March 18

The government has disbursed RM20.630 billion to 357,618 employers through the wage subsidy programme (PSU) up to March 18, 2022, which has helped to sustain 2.96 million local jobs in an effort to reduce the unemployment rate. Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said for PSU 1.0, a total of 322,177 employers and […]

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April 6, 20225:36 pm
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Indonesia Vows to Protect All Migrant Workers Regardless of Status

The Indonesian Government has vowed to give the same protection to all Indonesian migrant workers (PMI), whether they have procedural or nonprocedural status, Presidential Chief of Staff (KSP) Moeldoko has emphasized. “Whether the migrant workers are procedural or nonprocedural, they all must be protected. This has become the commitment of Mr. President (Joko Widodo),” Moeldoko said […]

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April 4, 20225:27 pm
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232.8% Rise in Job Vacancies, But Many Offer Lower Pay

Thanks to the economic activity revival Covid-19 lockdown, Malaysia’s official employment services portal recorded that the number of job vacancies has went up last year. But, the biggest growth in new openings was for jobs that only offered salaries of RM2,000 or less. According to a report compiled by Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Employment Insurance […]

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March 31, 20225:54 pm
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Japan Considering Mandatory Disclosure of Gender Wage and Female Manager Ratio

As an effort to close the gender pay gap in the workplace, Japan is said to consider requiring companies’ annual reports to disclose average wages by gender and the ratio of female managers. According to two people with direct knowledge of the matter, this will be made mandatory and could be implemented as early as […]

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March 28, 20224:19 pm
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Amazon Singapore Introduces New Mental Health Support for Workers and Their Families

Amazon Singapore has just launched a new mental health benefits package that provides its employees and their families with personalized, convenient, and confidential mental health and well-being support. The new service provides holistic mental well-being support with services such as life coaching, legal and financial support, and mindfulness resources available in addition to the traditional […]

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March 24, 20224:09 pm