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Brazil - Around 18,200 temporary seasonal jobs still unfilled

4 December 2013

Of the 160,000 temporary job vacancies across Brazil during the festive season, 11.4% have not been filled. According to new research from the Trade Union for the Provision of Services to Third Parties, Placement and Management of Labour and Temporary work for the state of São Paulo (Sindepr...


Australia – Workplace flexibility remains an issue for families

4 December 2013

Over 60% of Australians reported that their employers still fall short of expectations when it comes to supporting family-friendly work practices, according to a survey by recruitment firm Hays. The results suggest that more could be done to enable both the primary caregiver to remain in employme...


Japan – ThreePro posts disappointing full year results

3 December 2013

Japan-based human resources and employment services firm ThreePro Group (2375: JP) reported revenue of JPY 8.78 billion (USD 85.5 million) for the year ending 31 October 2013, a fall of -6.5% compared with JPY 9.39 billion (USD 91.4 million) a year ago.The company reported an operating profit of...


New Zealand – ManpowerGroup warns of national skills crisis

3 December 2013

ManpowerGroup has warned that New Zealand is on the brink of a massive skills crisis with demand for some trade roles in the Canterbury region expected to triple in the next 12 months, report scoop.co.nz.As the Christchurch rebuild finally ramps up, construction work has already absorbed most of...


Bahrain – Bill to scrap expat levy rejected

3 December 2013

Members of Bahrain's Shura Council rejected a parliamentary bill to scrap monthly fees for foreign workers in low paid jobs. Public and private sector companies have to pay BHD 10 (USD 26.27) for every expatriate on their books or BHD 5 (USD 13.13) if they employ fewer than five, reports the Gulf...


Australia – Labour force participation of disabled workers falls

3 December 2013

The number of people with a disability participating in the workforce in Australia has fallen in the past 20 years, new figures show, reports ABC News. In 1993, 55% of Australians with a disability were employed, compared to 77% of people without a disability, according to figures from the Austra...


Ethiopia – Recruitment woes delay takeover of power company

3 December 2013

An inability to recruit local manpower is hampering a bid by a consortium, led by PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd, to take over the management of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, reports the Hindu Business Line.Under the contract, the Indian consortium will field six management heads,...


Australia – RCSA announces new board appointments

3 December 2013

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) announced its new Board appointments last week in Perth, effective as of 28 November 2013. The RCSA is an industry body for talent management and workforce solutions in Australia and New Zealand.The newly elected president is Robert van S...


India – Frontline Business Solutions’ profits drop

2 December 2013

Mumbai-based human resources solutions provider Frontline Business Solutions (FBSL: IN) reported net sales of RUP 42.4 million (USD 679,967) for the three months ending 30 September 2013, a drop of -21.2% compared with RUP 53.8 million (USD 862,788) for the same period last year.The company repor...


Japan – Recovery lifting demand for temporary workers

2 December 2013

Brisk demand in the Japanese automotive and construction industries is pushing these companies to take on more temporary employees, reports Nikkei. Four major carmakers are increasing their number of temporary staff by approximately +40% compared with April 2013.Toyota boosted temporary staff num...