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Japan – Nichii Gakkan posts forecasts

27 May 2013

Japan-based healthcare staffing firm Nichii Gakkan (9792:TYO) reported its half-year forecasts for the six months running to September 2013. The company, among the five-largest recruiters in Japan, now projects half-year revenues of USD 1.35 billion (JPY 137.40 billion).Nichii Gakkan has also for...


Around the web – Ciett publishes Activity Report

27 May 2013

Ciett, the international confederation of private employment agencies, has published the latest Activity Report for 2012, setting out the organisation’s key achievements last year. This includes the launch of the Way to Work vision for the private employment services industry; and a five-year ple...


Philippines – Agency shuts down 2 illegal recruiters

27 May 2013

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) recently shut down two illegal recruitment firms which, the agency said, were “masquerading as placement agencies” without the  authority to recruit and deploy workers.Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac identified the establishments as Firs...


UAE – Professionals believe pay too low

27 May 2013

67% of professionals in the UAE believe their current salary is lower than that of other companies in their industry, with only 3% stating a high level of satisfaction with their current remuneration. This is according to the 2013 Bayt.com Salary Survey, conducted by Middle East jobsite Bayt.com....


South Africa – Kelly Group returns to profitability

24 May 2013

Revenue at South African staffing firm Kelly Group (KEL:JNB) declined -4% in the six months to March to USD 72.535 (ZAR 695.497 million) as the staffing sector remained challenging in the period. Gross profit dropped -8% to USD 15.091 (ZAR 144.706 million).The company is unrelated to the US staff...


Brazil – Unemployment reaches 5.8%

24 May 2013

Unemployment in Brazil rose in April for the fourth month in a row, but joblessness remains near record lows. This is according to new figures by statistics agency IBGE, which showed that Brazil's jobless rate rose surprisingly to 5.8% from 5.7% in March.Economists had expected unemployment to re...


Singapore – Services industry spurs economic growth

24 May 2013

Singapore’s economy grew unexpectedly in the first quarter of the year as services and construction strengthened, the Trade Ministry said in a statement. Gross domestic product increased an annualised +1.8% in the last quarter from the prior quarter, when it grew +3.3%.The pull-back in the quarte...


Middle East – Indian Recruiter Archelons plans significant Qatar investment

24 May 2013

Indian staffing firm Archelons is planning to invest USD 1 million in Qatar over the next five years, Gulf Times reports. The investment will be made into various talent management solutions.“Our dedication to serve Qatar is very strong. We plan to invest USD 1 million in Qatar over the next five...


South Africa – Adcorp reports healthy growth figures

23 May 2013

South Africa’s largest staffing firm, Adcorp (ADR:JNB), reported revenue of USD 900.3 million (ZAR 8.6 billion) for the year ended February 2013, a +34% jump from a year ago. Gross profit in the year rose +26% to USD 163.3 (ZAR 1.56 billion) while operating profit improved by +40% to USD 29.9 mil...


Japan – Economy starts picking up

23 May 2013

Japan's central bank says the world's third-largest economy is starting to pick up due to demand recovering abroad and remaining resilient at home. But it warned of a high level of uncertainty due to the Eurozone debt crisis and the rate of growth in the US and emerging economies.“With regard to...