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Singaporean Workers May Return to Work On-Site in Cohorts, Work-Related Events with Max 50 Participants Allowed

Starting from today (Monday, Sept 28), the government allows Singaporean workers who have been working from home during the pandemic to return to offices for up to half of their total working time. For this, employers must ensure that only half of their employees are working at the workplace while the rest should remain work […]

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September 28, 20205:57 pm
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More than 15,000 Malaysians Lose Their Jobs in Singapore due to Covid-19

Covid-19 pandemic has caused 15,666 workers in Malaysian lose their jobs in Singapore between January and July 2020. Most of those hit were in the service sector, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said. “Statistics by the Malaysian High Commission in Singapore indicated that Malaysian workers in the service sector were the worst hit, […]

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September 25, 20204:51 pm
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‘Guilt’ Leading to Gender Gap in Japan During Pandemic, Here’s What We Can Do

Japan’s voluntary month-and-a-half shutdown of the economy in April due to COVID-19 has had a higher cost for women than men. A key reason: a “guilt gap” between women and men, where women often feel compelled to take on more professional sacrifices. Close to one million women—the majority of whom worked in temporary and part-time […]

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September 21, 20205:10 pm
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Coronavirus Effect: Japanese Firms Offer Voluntary Early Retirement

Sixty listed companies in Japan have offered voluntary early retirement for a total of 10,100 employees so far this year, a private credit research agency has said. This compares against 35 companies for 11,351 employees in full 2019, according to Tokyo Shoko Research Ltd. The data released on Tuesday suggest that many Japanese companies are […]

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September 18, 20205:40 pm
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Singapore Grapples With Coronavirus in Migrant Workers’ Dormitories

Singapore is battling new clusters of coronavirus infections in migrant dormitories that had won the all-clear from authorities, highlighting the difficulty of stamping out the disease, even in a closely monitored population. As the wealthy city-state tumbled into recession, officials facing intense pressure to revive the economy are opting for limited isolation measures rather than […]

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September 16, 20205:22 pm
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World Suicide Prevention Day: Twitter Launches Dedicated Search-Prompt in India

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 each year. The day is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) to raise awareness on suicide prevention and how to help your loved ones to fight suicidal thoughts. To commemorate this day, Twitter on Thursday launched a search-prompt aimed at suicide prevention in […]

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September 11, 20205:07 pm
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More Indians in Singapore Returning Home as Economy Plummeted

More and more Indian workers are returning home as Singapore businesses cut down on workforce following the severe impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, an official said. “On an average, about 100 Indian nationals in Singapore continue to register daily with the High Commission here for flights back home, with over 11,000 having registered so […]

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September 10, 20203:27 pm
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India Plans Extending World’s Biggest Jobs Program to Cities

India is considering extending its flagship jobs program in villages to workers in cities left unemployed by the pandemic-induced lockdowns, a government official said. The program, when approved, may be rolled out in smaller cities and initially cost about 350 billion rupees ($4.8 billion), said Sanjay Kumar, a joint secretary in the Ministry of Housing […]

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September 8, 20204:38 pm
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Companies Hiring New Local Workers Will Receive Incentives, Spore Govt Says

Singapore will support companies that hire new local workers in the next six months under a programme that’s aimed at boosting the domestic workforce during the pandemic. The government plans to disburse S$1bil (US$733mil) to encourage companies to “bring forward their hiring plans,” the manpower ministry said in a statement. The jobs must pay a […]

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September 7, 20204:48 pm
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Working from Home Saves Time and Money for Commute

Working from home has helped workers save both time and money significantly, recent survey found. According to a survey by Awfis, An average working professional in India is saving Rs 5,520 per month and 1.47 hours of travel time everyday while working from home. About 3 in 4 respondents (74 percent) are willing to work […]

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September 3, 20205:06 pm