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Australia – Strong seasonal growth in temporary transport logistics and supply chain jobs

16 December 2014

The Transport Logistics and Supply Chain job market enjoyed another strong performance in November with the Labourforce Impex Job Index rising by +0.7% to 119.62. In the past twelve months demand has risen by nearly +20%; well above the national average which was closer to +15%.This month’s rise...


Japan – Recruiters turning to ASEAN countries for graduates

16 December 2014

Japanese recruitment companies are reaching out to other Asian countries to help domestic clients hire new college graduates for their regional expansion plans, reports nikkei.com. As Japanese companies delve deeper into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), their need for...


Japan – Labour reforms likely following Prime Minister’s re-election

15 December 2014

With the lowest voter turn-out since the Second World War, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected following his decision to call a snap election last month. Mr Abe’s Liberal Democrat Party, along with its junior coalition partner, Komeito, won a comfortable majority, capturing 326 of 4...


China – Hudson RPO announces Microsoft contract win

15 December 2014

Hudson RPO, the recruitment process outsourcing division of global talent solutions provider Hudson Global, announced that the company had secured a “client win and partnership” with computing giant Microsoft China.No details about the contract award, duration, or scope were released.Last month,...


UAE – Employment prospects in other countries mean fewer expats and worsening talent shortages

15 December 2014

The UAE employment market continues to thrive and the demand for specialist occupations far outweighs supply, which has resulted in talent shortages across the region, according to the Robert Half 2015 Salary Guide, reports arabianbusiness.com. Despite challenges recruiting staff; salaries f...


South America – Slow economic growth hampering job creation

15 December 2014

Despite employment indicators suggesting that Latin America has weathered the economic storm relatively well during 2014, the region may see its unemployment figures rise in 2015, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), reports the Buenos Aires Herald. In a recent report, t...


Malaysia – Foreign workers to deposit money to pay deportation after their employment ends

12 December 2014

The Malaysian government has announced plans to make foreign workers deposit money during their stay in the country, which will be used to deport them to their home country after their employment here ends, a minister has said, reports The Malay Mail Online.Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan...


Singapore – Temporary salaries up as festive season talent crunch bites

12 December 2014

At a time when retail and food and beverage establishments extend their operating hours and see brisker business, businesses in Singapore are trying to woo temporary staff with better pay, reports Channel News Asia. Although temporary staff are typically better paid during the festive season...


Indonesia – Unions stage two day protest demanding higher wages

12 December 2014

Thousands of protesters staged a demonstration in the capital city of Jakarta earlier this week demanding higher wages following a recent increase in fuel prices, which increased inflation in the country, reports Telesur. Workers marched through downtown Jakarta, home to 10 million peop...


Singapore – Majority of companies monitoring or blocking internet access for personal use

12 December 2014

More than half (52%) of the companies in Singapore monitor the amount of time their employees’ spend online for personal use, according to a survey by recruitment firm Robert Half, reports The Straits Times.The survey also found that more the one in three employers, however, block access to some...