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China – Kelly Services appoints MD amid expansion plans

18 June 2013

US recruiter Kelly Services has appointed Leroy Yue as Managing Director and Country Manager for China, the firm announced Monday. He will be managing the company’s Chinese operating units at a time when the firm is planning to expand in the country.“My objective is to make Kelly China a platform...


Hong Kong – Unemployment falls, labour demand strong

18 June 2013

Unemployment in Hong Kong dropped surprisingly last month, official statistics showed on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 3.5% in April to 3.4% at the end of May.At the same time total employment increased by around 17,200 from April to 3,735,500 in May. The Censu...


Myanmar – Recruiters to stop sending migrant workers after attacks

18 June 2013

The Myanmar Labour Ministry has called on overseas employment agencies to stop sending local workers to Malaysia after a series of assaults on migrant workers last month, according to local media reports.The Ministry has issued a directive to prevent workers from moving to Malaysia over concerns...


Middle East – Online recruiter Bayt.com extends reach to ICT sector

18 June 2013

Bayt.com, an online recruitment technology provider in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed an agreement to give member companies of the ICT Association of Jordan special access to a bundle of recruitment solutions.The agreement aims to enable the companies in Jordan’s fast growing ICT se...


India – Companies still cautious as hiring levels drop

18 June 2013

Online vacancies declined slightly last month as employers in India remained cautious about global economic conditions, according to the latest employment index by Monster.com. In May, the index registered an annual drop of -1%. But 14 of 27 industry sectors monitored by Monster still posted...


Australia – Skilled Group buys oil and gas rival

17 June 2013

Australia’s largest staffing company, Skilled Group (SKE:ASX), has expanded its exposure to the lucrative oil and gas sector with the acquisition of marine services provider Broadsword Marine Contractors, the company announced to shareholders this morning.The news sent up Skilled Group’s share pr...


Middle East – Online vacancies drop, employers cautious

17 June 2013

The Monster Employment Index Middle East, a monthly gauge of online job posting activity in the region, declined by an annual rate of -14% in May, job site Monster Worldwide said on Monday.“The double-digit drop in the Monster Employment index is owing to the cautious approach adopted by Middle E...


Australia – Data#3 expects lower profits

17 June 2013

Australian Information and Communications Technology company Data#3 Limited (ASX: DTL) today  announced that it expects to report a net profit after tax for the 2013 financial year of up to AUD 12.5 million (USD 12.0 million), down from AUD 13.7 million (USD 13.01 million) in 2012.Brisbane-b...


Singapore – Elance: Online work gains momentum

17 June 2013

The number of businesses hiring on freelance platform Elance in Asia, particularly in Singapore, has increased dramatically, driving strong growth in freelancer earnings. In Asia, new client registrations reached 24,959 in Q1 this year, a +51% increase compared to Q1 2012. More than 27,000 job po...


Australia – Skilled Group: Share price drop remains mystery

14 June 2013

Australian staffing company Skilled Group (SKE:ASX) has denied rumours that information potentially leaked to the market resulted in a sharp fall in the company’s share price on Thursday, together with an increase in trading volumes.Skilled Group dominates the Australian staffing market with almo...