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Polemics of Minimum Wage Increase in Indonesia

Indonesia’s Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah recently announced a 1.09% increase in the monthly minimum wage for 22 provinces in 2022. The country’s capital, Jakarta hiked its minimum wage by 0.85% to Rp 4.45 million (US$313.26), the highest among others, and Central Java increased it by 0.78% to Rp 1.81 million, making it the lowest nationally. […]

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December 1, 20211:04 pm
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Japan to Open Door for More Foreign Workers Amidst Labor Shortage

Japan to Open Door for More Foreign Workers Amidst Labor Shortage

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November 29, 20214:29 pm
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Portugal Makes It Illegal for Bosses to Text Staff After Work

Say goodbye to after-hours texts or calls! Oops, but only if you work in Portugal. The country recently introduced a new law that bans employers from contracting workers outside of their office hours, either by message, phone, or email. The law was passed by the Portuguese parliament earlier this month and has come into effect. […]

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November 19, 20214:54 pm
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1.6 Million Tourism Jobs in Asia Lost Due to the Pandemic: ILO

Nearly one-third of job losses in five Asian countries were linked to the tourism sector, with an estimated 1.6 million jobs lost from this region alone, according to a recent ILO study. With international borders being closed during the global lockdown, Covid-19 has left a massive impact on employment in the tourism sector. Data from […]

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November 19, 20214:18 pm
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Thailand Offers 500,000 Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines for Migrant Workers

As the country is gearing up to reopen borders, Thailand will set aside up to 500,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for foreign workers from neighboring countries like Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos. Reuters reported that the government plans to allow migrant workers to re-enter the country beginning next month and fill up shortages in big exporting […]

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November 15, 20214:53 pm
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Indonesian Govt Launches Initiatives to Upskill Gen Z and Millennials

As the pandemic shows a sign to recede, the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy has an optimistic look towards the recovery and the revival of tourism industries. Focusing on the country’s biggest workforce demographic, the ministry has recently socialized a new initiative focusing on reskilling and upskilling Gen-Z and Millennials across cities in Indonesia. […]

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November 15, 20213:43 pm
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Need for Law to Protect Gig Workers in Malaysia

There may need to be a new law to specifically regulate gig workers and protect their welfare, said Malaysia’s Human Resources Ministry recently. Its minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said so far, gig workers only receive social protection under the Social Security Organisation (Socso). This is because gig workers are not covered by the Employment […]

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November 10, 20214:22 pm
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UOB Launches Gig Employment Opportunities for Retirees

The United Overseas Bank (UOB) recently announced its plan to launch a gig employment model for retired employees to return to the workforce on a flexible basis. As part of the organization’s efforts to strengthen its multi-generation workforce strategy, the programme aims to build an inclusive and diverse workforce of the future. UOB makes the move after […]

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November 9, 20213:10 pm
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Japan Reopens Borders and Welcomes Business Travelers from Nov 8

Japan is making its first step of reopening the country’s borders by welcoming business travelers. In an official statement on Friday (Nov 5), the govt said that this will be put into effect on Monday (Nov 8). The phased easing was confirmed last week, but fell short of demands from business lobbies for rules more […]

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November 8, 20214:25 pm
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Budget 2022: Govt Aims to Create 600,000 New Job opportunities

Creating employment opportunities is one of the thrusts of Budget 2022, especially since many have lost their jobs besides facing salary cuts due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said one of the government’s measures to help them was with the introduction of the Jamin Kerja Keluarga Malaysia (JaminKerja) […]

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November 5, 20213:48 pm

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