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India –Young and older workers struggle to find jobs but disregard temporary work

30 July 2013

Randstad’s Workmonitor survey reveals that 66% of young people and 79% of older people in India are struggling to find suitable work. As a result, 79% of young people and 71% of older people have accepted jobs below their level of education.Young people, below the age of 25, responded that 76% wo...


Japan – Temporary and part-time workers reach record high

30 July 2013

Japanese temporary employment number rose +0.1% in June compared with May. The number of female temporary and dispatch workers rose; while male temporary and dispatch worker number fell between May to June, narrowing the wide gap between male and female employment. Female unemployment remains a g...


South Africa – New Temporary Employment Services legislation delayed

30 July 2013

Amendments to the Labour Relations Act (‘LRA’) and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) are currently before the South African Parliament. Changes to the legislation could present new challenges for Temporary Employment Services, commonly referred to as ‘labour brokers’ in South Africa.N...


China – Measures adopted to halt ‘brain-drain’

30 July 2013

China is planning to lure back 2,000 top Chinese specialists in order to halt the growing ‘brain-drain’. Specialists in the fields of IT, biotechnology, aerospace, environmental protection, agricultural technology, and transportation are of top priority, according to China Daily.China has impleme...


New Zealand – Australian companies taking advantage

30 July 2013

The increasing number of Australian companies relocating to New Zealand has caused concern that they are taking advantage of the lower wages and unregulated labour market, according to MP Darien Fenton. The Labour Party Spokeswoman has expressed concern that employers from Australia are making mo...


World - IT managers, engineers & accountants hardest to find according to CareerBuilder Survey

29 July 2013

IT managers, network administrators, engineers, accountants and software developers are some of the positions that are the hardest to fill globally, says a new global study from human capital solutions firm CareerBuilder. According to the study companies around the world have at least one thing i...


Singapore - Employment Agency suspended for charging excess fees

29 July 2013

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has successfully prosecuted the Gateway Employment Agency for collecting excessive agency fees from three Chinese workers. Investigations revealed that the employment agency, which facilitated the employment of the workers, charged each applicant RMB 15,00...


India - IBM preferred choice among IT grads

29 July 2013

Firstnaukri.com, a job portal for campus hiring, has released its annual Employer Preference Survey for 2013. The  survey was administered to students across various campuses throughout India. The results found that Infosys, TCS & IBM still remain the most preferred brands for in placeme...


Malaysia – Foreign workers fill skills gaps

26 July 2013

A growing number of foreign workers are being brought into Malaysia in order to fill skills gaps, according to recruitment company Agensi Pekerjaan Jobsworld. Shortages are most acute in the engineering, oil & gas, and IT sectors.There has been an increase of foreign workers particularly from...


Tanzania – Recruitment agencies accused of exploitation

26 July 2013

The Tanzanian government has put together a team to investigate complaints made by temporary workers about exploitation by recruitment agencies, according to udakuspecially.com.Deputy Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Makongoro Mahanga advised The Guardian Tanazania in an interview, that the...