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Over 12,000 Tech Jobs Available in Singapore

More than 12,000 information and communications technology (ICT) jobs are available under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package to help boost a growing digital economy, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its latest jobs situation report on Tuesday (Nov 24). Since 2015, 17,000 locals have joined the industry, and as of June this year […]

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November 27, 20205:08 pm
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Youths to Dominate Digital Economy, Leading Malaysia Into the IR 4.0

Young Malaysians will play the biggest role in advancing the country’s digital economy and will be responsible for the country’s transition into the fourth industrial revolution (IR4.0), according to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). Citing a World Economic Forum report, MDEC CEO Surina Shukri said 65% of students now in primary school would end […]

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November 24, 20206:08 pm
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Google’s Kormo Jobs Updated Some Features to Ease Job Search

Google recently offers a number of feature updates to its job application, Kormo Jobs. According to Operations Lead Kormo on Google’s Next Billion Users initiative team, Bickey Russell, this update goes hand-in-hand with increased app usage this year, as well as addressing job search challenges amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “The figure has doubled, which means […]

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November 23, 20206:31 pm
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Unemployment Claims Rise to 742,000 in the US, Millions to Lose Aid

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose last week to 742,000, the first increase in five weeks and a sign that the resurgent viral outbreak is likely slowing the economy and forcing more companies to cut jobs. The worsening pandemic and the arrival of cold weather could accelerate layoffs in the weeks ahead. Of […]

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November 23, 20206:24 pm
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New Work Pass to Attract Foreign Tech Workers to Launch in January

The Economic Development Board (EDB) recently announced plans to launch Tech.Pass, a targeted programme to attract founders, leaders and technical experts with experience in established or fast-growing tech companies, so as to contribute to the development of Singapore’s tech ecosystem. Tech.Pass will allow pass holders flexibility in the participation of activities such as starting and […]

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November 20, 20205:40 pm
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Malaysia Allows Undocumented Migrants Work in Certain Industries

Malaysia launched a plan on Monday (Nov 15) that gives undocumented migrants stuck in the country a chance to work in certain industries, but labour rights groups said the initiative did not do enough to protect victims of human trafficking. The government said the scheme aimed to revive Malaysia’s labour-reliant industries, including the huge palm […]

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November 19, 20205:17 pm
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No Pay Cut: CEOs Income Remain Intact during Pandemic

Even as the pandemic roils the American economy, compensation for US chief executives has largely held up as many corporations adjust their criteria for performance pay and bonuses during the crisis. Only about one-fifth Russell 3000 index of publicly traded firms have reduced CEO pay, according to data compiled by the Conference Board with the […]

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November 18, 20205:03 pm
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Malaysia Targets 500,000 New Jobs from 2021

Increasing unemployment rate in Malaysia has urged the government to initiate massive new job opportunities. Starting next year, the government is set to implement n Employment Generation Guarantee Scheme (JanaKerja) that involves the provision of 500,000 new jobs. RM3.7 billion will be allocated to create various upskilling and training programmes, Finance Minister Tengku Zafrul Aziz […]

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November 16, 20205:33 pm
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Indonesian Govt Disbursed IDR5.8 Trillion for Second Phase of Salary Subsidies

The Indonesian government has distributed the second phase of salary subsidies to eligible workers on Friday, Nov 13. More than 2.71 million employees have received the subsidies, Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah said. The salary subsidy aims to maintain and increase the purchasing power of workers so the nation’s economic growth improve during the pandemic. In […]

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November 16, 20203:52 pm
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Wage Subsidy Programme Extended for Another Three Months: Malaysia’s Finance Minister

Malaysian workers will get help for a bit longer during the pandemic situation. Recently, Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz said that the implementation of the wage subsidy programme will be extended for another three months with a more targeted approach. According to Mr. Aziz, the programme will be allocated specifically for the […]

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November 10, 20205:36 pm