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Australia – Reclaim Industries to acquire Skills Connect

23 September 2014

Australia rubber recycling and manufacturing company Reclaim Industries announced that it will raise AUD 2 million (USD 1.8 million) to provide funding for its proposed AUD 3.8 million (USD 3.4 million) takeover of cloud-based recruitment business Skills Connect, reports Business News.T...


India – Arrows Group opens first non-European office

23 September 2014

International Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) and Healthcare recruitment services company Arrows Group announced that it has launched a new office in Gurgaon, located in India’s National Capital Region.The launch in India is Arrows Group’s first office outside of Europe. In addit...


Australia – Organisations partner to provide skilled employment for people with autism

23 September 2014

The Australian Department of Human Services (DHS) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) Australia will work together with a Danish company, the Specialist People Foundation, to provide skilled employment for people with autism, reports The Australian Government News.Minister for Human Services Senat...


Australia – Women, like men… only cheaper

22 September 2014

Australian entrepreneur, Evan Thornley admitted that he “stuffed up” during a speech in Sydney last week when he pointed out that women were undervalued in the labour market and that this represented an opportunity, reports startupsmart.com.au.Standing in front of a powerpoint slide that read: “W...


China – Job market is “severe” and finding work is difficult

22 September 2014

A labour market survey carried out by the People's Bank of China found that 42.8% of mainland residents believe the job market is facing "a severe situation", and that finding new jobs is difficult, reports The South China Morning Post.Only 12.9% of residents feel the employment situati...


Malaysia – Small business struggling to pay the new minimum wage

22 September 2014

Employers across Malaysia who run small or micro businesses are struggling to pay their workers the new statutory minimum wage, which was implemented on 1 January 2014, reports The Malay Mail Online. Malaysia’s minimum monthly wage increased to MYR 900 (USD 278) from MYR 546 (USD 169).As a result...


MENA – Job market set to improve in the next six months

22 September 2014

A third (35%) of respondents feel that business conditions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are currently “good” or “very good”, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index survey from job board Bayt.com.More than half (54%) of respondents also feel that business conditions wi...


UAE – Five steps to achieving Emiratisation

22 September 2014

There has been an increasingly competitive job market in the UAE for some time, with many companies, particularly in the private sector, struggling to recruit enough Emirati nationals to fulfil goals laid out by the government.Many countries throughout the Middle East are implementing recruitment...


Korea – Court rules in favour of contract workers demanding employment status

19 September 2014

The Seoul Central District Court has ruled in favour of nearly 1,000 contracted workers at Hyundai Motor’s assembly lines, who filed a lawsuit demanding that they become regular employees, reports Maeli Business Newspaper.The Seoul Central District Court partially upheld the claim of the con...


Australia – Contractors want to feel more included

19 September 2014

More than half (55%) of Australian and New Zealand contractors feel they are treated differently to permanent employees, despite 85% of employers believing contractors are treated the same, according to recruitment firm Robert Walters.The whitepaper, Leveraging the Contingent Workforce, surv...