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India – The Intelligence Bureau …is not recruiting

23 December 2014

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has issued a public warning that fake jobs are being offered in the intelligence agency according to the Economic Times of India.  In scenes reminiscent of the Bollywood movie 'Special 26' in which a racket for fake jobs in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CB...


Bahrain – Workers ‘snubbing jobs in the hospitality sector’

22 December 2014

Prejudice against work in the hospitality sector is preventing Bahrainis from finding jobs, despite 5,000 vacancies being posted by the Labour Ministry every month, according to the Minister.Around 2,000 Bahrainis gained employment every month on "reasonable pay" despite many snubbing t...


New Zealand - Medium to long term employment outlook up to 2018

22 December 2014

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released ‘Looking Ahead to 2023’, its medium to long term employment outlook report. The organisation forecasts employment growth to remain above the long-run average in the medium-term (to 2018) but decline afterwards. Growth will be...


Taiwan - Unemployment falls to seven year low

22 December 2014

Taiwan's unemployment fell slightly to 3.89% in November, the lowest monthly rate in 7 years; the island's statistics authority said today. The figure represents a monthly fall of 0.06 percentage points as the labour participation rate recorded an increase of 0.02 points or 17,000 people, to...


Afghanistan – Job creation is a top priority

22 December 2014

Job creation is a top priority in Afghanistan according to Dr. Mohammad Hota, President, of British Afghan Chamber of Commerce & Industries (BACCI). Speaking to the Khaama Press (Afghan News Agency) Dr Hota states: “Mahatma Gandhi said ‘Poverty is the worst form of violence’ and we know that...


Hong Kong – Half of accounting professionals in Asia would relocate here, expecting a big salary increase

19 December 2014

Randstad Sourceright, a global talent management solutions provider, earlier this week revealed that half of the accounting professionals in Asia Pacific are willing to consider a move to Hong Kong.The survey also revealed that those willing to move to Hong Kong, on average expect a +43...


Mozambique – Government to stop companies using recruitment firms to side-step foreign worker quotas

19 December 2014

The government of Mozambique is ramping up its efforts to stop companies from using recruitment firms to side-step quotas on foreign workers. As a result, employers must submit their own work permit applications and can no longer use recruitment firms to do so on their behalf, reports totallyexpa...


Indonesia – Japanese recruitment firm Trust Tech opening regional office

19 December 2014

Specialist engineering staffing company Hong Kong Trust Tech (HKTT), a subsidiary of Japanese recruitment firm Trust Tech (2154: JP) has announced that will open an office in Jakarta, Indonesia.In a statement, the company advised that it has been working to expand its overseas business to meet th...


Asia – ASEAN labouring under outdated worker migration policies

19 December 2014

By the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to establish a single market and production base, similar to the European Union. With an ASEAN overall workforce of more than 300 million people, the AEC will have strong implications in terms of labour migration and human resourc...


Peru – Labour regime launched to promote youth employment

19 December 2014

A Special Youth Labour Regime was launched in Peru earlier this week, aimed at men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. The purpose of the regime is to make it easier for approximately 260,000 young people to enter the formal labour market.Under the scheme, workers will receive a minimum wage...