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Around the web – Japanese gangster in rogue staffing fraud

8 May 2013

Criminal organizations are engaging in fraudulent practices amid a labour shortage and lax background checks by employers to pocket some of the trillions of yen from publicly funded clean-up work in the nuclear disaster-stricken Fukushima Prefecture.On March 5, the Yamagata District Court handed...


Australia – Research finds oversupply of skilled labour, shortage of managers

7 May 2013

Despite an oversupply of skilled labour in many sectors across Australia, there was a significant shortage of managers across a diverse range of industry sectors in the quarter to March, according to new research by recruitment firm Clarius Group.This showed a shortage of 3,200 skilled manag...


South Africa – Unemployment hits 25.2%

7 May 2013

Unemployment in South Africa rose in the first three months of the year and was in line with economists' expectations, according to official data published by Statistics South Africa. This showed that unemployment hit 25.2% in the quarter, up from 24.9% in the previous quarter.But compared to a y...


Australia – Election could impact ICT recruitment

7 May 2013

ICT recruitment activities may be slowing down as Australian ICT prepares itself for the federal election this year, according to a new report by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA).But despite a dip seen last quarter, the industry is showing signs of being in...


Singapore – Adecco appoints Dutch country manager to head Singapore

7 May 2013

Adecco today announced the appointment of Dutch industry professional Femke Hellemons as Singapore country manager, who will assume responsibility for the company's general staffing operations across the country.Ms Hellemons takes over from Lynne Ng, who is leaving the firm after a 25-year career...


World – Association of Executive Search Consultants grows

7 May 2013

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has accepted eight new retained executive search firms as members. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils, the organisation announced on Monday.The professional association for...


Web – Saudi Arabia talent in demand

7 May 2013

Recruiters from Saudi Arabia’s technology and IT sector are experiencing greater demand for Saudi nationals, according to a recruitment panel hosted recently in Dubai. This included representatives from large staffing companies such as Michael Page, Robert Half and Korn/Ferry International, local...


Australia: Job ads down

6 May 2013

The number of jobs advertised fell in April, but economists say it is too early to conclude that this is the start of a new downward trend, according to ABC News in Australia. ANZ's job ads survey showed the number of positions advertised fell 1.3% in April, following a 0.5% decline in March, sea...


Thailand: Graduate prospects and the automotive sector

6 May 2013

New graduates are finding it difficult to get jobs in the highly competitive labour market as they lack the experience and skills attained in the workplace according to The Nation. "Nowadays, the labour market is highly competitive. New graduates like me find it very difficult to get a...


Oman: Fostering labour ties with Bangladesh

6 May 2013

Oman and Bangladesh have been in discussion about ways to develop labour co-operation and the recruitment of skilled Bangladeshi manpower to support the Omani labour market according to the Oman Daily Observer.In talks between Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Omani Minister of Manpower, and K...