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Japan – Refugees given jobs instead of charity

28 October 2013

With applications for refugee status reaching record levels, a number of Japanese businesses are providing employment and training to people forced to flee their home country due to war and persecution, with emphasis on genuine vocational opportunities rather than charity, reports the Japan Times...


Oman – Ministry cracks down on expatriate hire in some sectors

28 October 2013

The Ministry of Manpower will stop issuing visas to non-Omani workers employed in construction and cleaning sectors for a period of six months, effective from 1 November 2013, reports the Times of Oman.The Ministry of Manpower has disseminated Item 4 of Article 19 of the Labour Law issued by Roya...


Nepal – Government halts work approval for low wage jobs in Malaysia

28 October 2013

The Nepalese government has stopped issuing work approval to prospective migrant workers who are not able to produce employment contract letters guaranteeing the minimum wage set by the Malaysian government, reports ekantipur.com.On 1 January 2013 the Malaysian government announced a mi...


Japan – Organised crime involved in recruitment of specialised personnel

28 October 2013

As Japan struggles to get to grips with its ongoing nuclear disaster at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power facility, organised criminals are becoming actively involved in the recruitment of ‘specialised personnel’ for dangerous tasks, reports Global Research.A Reuters article last week wrote: “...


Japan – En-Japan upgrades H1 forecast

25 October 2013

One of Japan’s largest online recruiters, En-Japan Inc. (4849: JP) have released an amended forecast for the company’s financial results for the six months ending 30 September 2013. According to the amended results, En-Japan’s performance surpassed prior expectations.The company had expected reve...


Australia – East coast contracting has stabilised

25 October 2013

The latest SkillsMatch Contractor Rates Trend Analysis covers the period from March to August 2013 when there was a high level of market restraint during pre–election jitters. The report uses real-time data from a small sample of ITCRA (Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Associatio...


Australia – Labour firms urges to look beyond construction in Queensland

25 October 2013

The group representing some of the city of Gladstone's largest industrial firms in central Queensland says local labour contractors should look to services outside the construction sector, reports abc.net.au.Kurt Heidecker spoke for the Gladstone Industry Leadership Group said that the constructi...


Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City job market on the road to recovery

25 October 2013

The labour market in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to stabilise by the end of the year as the economy recovers steam, according to the Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information, reports Viet Nam News.The Forecasting Centre predicts that companies and enterprises in the ci...


Australia – Skilled Group CEO reports challenging conditions

24 October 2013

Skilled Group Ltd (ASX:SKE) Chief Executive Mick McMahon told the annual meeting in Melbourne this morning that, as expected, trading conditions had remained "challenging" in the first half of FY14, reports Australian Business News. Activity levels remained subdued c...


Australia – Education providers not meeting employers’ needs

24 October 2013

Educational institutions and businesses need to play a greater role if Australia is to meet the demand for qualified and experienced senior digital marketers, says recruitment firm Hays. According to the recruiter, few applicants have digital marketing experience or qualifications, creating a sig...