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Morocco – Employment processing services halted

17 September 2014

The processing of work permit applications and other employment services has been suspended throughout Morocco until further notice, due to the restructuring of the Ministry of Employment, reports totallyexpat.com.Effective immediately, employers in Morocco will be temporarily unable to obtain wo...


South Africa – Women remain at a distinct disadvantage in the workplace

17 September 2014

The role of women in the workplace has changed dramatically over the past two decades with more women participating in the South African workforce, however, they remain at a disadvantage, trapped beneath a glass ceiling, reports The Diamond Field Advisor.Kay Vittee, CEO of Quest Staffing Solution...


Korea – Recruiters prefer photogenic jobseekers

17 September 2014

Recruiters across Korea feel that a jobseeker’s photograph is the most important part of the CV, according to a survey from job board Job Korea, reports The Korea Times. The report found that 34.3% of the 446 recruiters surveyed voted that a good photo at the top of their CV is the most important...


South Africa – Memorandum signed with China to strengthen employment services

16 September 2014

South African Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant and her Chinese counterpart Yin Weimin met this week to discuss the improvement of human resources development in both countries, reports africanbrains.net.The two ministers also signed a memorandum of understanding, which will see parties working to...


India – Thousands of contract workers to lose government jobs

16 September 2014

As many as 10,000 contract workers in various government departments, public sector undertakings, corporations, and boards across the southern Indian state of Kerala are expected to lose their jobs, reports The Hindu.Finance Department sources told The Hindu that an estimated 7,000 contract emplo...


Philippines – Calls for mandatory insurance for overseas agency workers to cover war risks

16 September 2014

Lawmakers are strong pushing for the inclusion of war risks in the mandatory insurance coverage for overseas Filipino workers, reports Thai News Service. The current Migrant Workers and Overseas Workers Act (1985) provides for compulsory insurance for all migrant and overseas workers. It does not...


Singapore – Foreign labour crunch forcing more firms to close

16 September 2014

More firms across Singapore are expected to close or downsize, as restrictions on the recruitment of foreign manpower continues, according to employers and economists, reports The Straits Times.Dr Chau Hak Bin, an Economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, commented: “If you cannot find enough w...


Australia – IT employment market positive as CIO recruitment budgets increase

16 September 2014

Innovation is a key focus this year for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) working across various industry sectors, which is creating a positive IT employment market across Australia, according to the Michael Page Technology 2014/15 CIO Viewpoint report. As companies develop new business func...


China – Beijing raises hiring standards for foreign workers

15 September 2014

Beijing's municipal government has announced a new employment standard for foreigners, raising the threshold for acquiring a job in the city, reports the Xinhau News Agency. The new standards stipulates that non-Chinese citizens wishing to work in Beijing must meet four requirements: Aged be...


India – Strong growth in mid-level management recruitment expected

15 September 2014

The majority (70%) of employers across India intend to expand their teams over the next 12 months, according to the India Salary & Employment Forecast 2014-2015 from international recruitment firm Michael Page, reports the Press Trust of India.According to the report: "India's business m...