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South Africa – Job creation slows, labour market static

12 March 2013

The job market in South Africa remained static during February, according to the latest employment index by local recruitment firm Adcorp. While this found an increase in the informal sector where 11,207 jobs were added in the month, job creation in the formal sector slowed down.Losses were locat...


India – Recruitment moving into positive direction

12 March 2013

Hiring sentiments in India’s formal sector was +9% higher in February when compared to a year ago, with the pharma, IT and BPO sectors posting increased activities. The latest job index by local job board Naukri.com found that recruitment prospects are looking brighter than in 2012.“It is interes...


Japan – Gakujo revenue drops but profits rise

11 March 2013

Japan-based recruiter Gakujo Co. (2301:TYO) today reported that revenue in the three months to January fell to USD 6.0 million (JPY 584.00 million) from USD 7.1 million ( JPY 680.00 million) a year ago. But the firm, which provides career, recruitment and manpower dispatch services, saw profits r...


Saudi Arabia – Recruiters to support the Saudization of jobs

11 March 2013

Recruitment firms in the private sector are to hire Saudi workers for companies which struggle to place enough nationals into jobs as part of the so-called Saudization process. This is part of the country’s national policy to encourage the employment of Saudi nationals in the private sector, whic...


Nigeria – Navy warns of fake recruiters

11 March 2013

The Nigerian Navy has alerted the public over fake recruitment firms claiming to act on behalf of the navy to hire new recruits. It has warned members of the public to not fall victim to the scam after rogue recruiters tricked hopeful applicants into paying for fake jobs.The navy said that such s...


Japan – Careerlink raises revenue forecast

8 March 2013

Tokyo-headquartered staffing firm Careerlink Co Ltd (6070:TYO) today revised its growth forecast for the full year to February 2013. The recruiter now expects higher sales of USD 189.1 million (JPY 17.83 billion), compared to a previous forecast of USD 174.1 million (JPY 16.41 billion).Recurring...


World – Asian countries hire fewer women

8 March 2013

Almost two-thirds (64%) of employers around the globe recruit more male than female managers with these numbers running particularly high in Asian countries such as China, India and Japan. This is according to new research by Randstad which quizzed employees in over 30 countries about work trends...


India – Labour market too rigid, says Randstad

8 March 2013

The Chairman of Randstad India said the country’s recruitment industry is still in its early stages and lags behind the more developed staffing markets in Europe and North America. In an interview with Hindu Business Line, Paul van de Kerkhof said this was down to India not having sufficient flex...


Australia – Recruiter Bluestone shakes up board

8 March 2013

Australia-based staffing company Bluestone Global (BUE:ASX) today announced the appointment of Baljit Singh as chairman of the Group with immediate effect. Mr Singh only joined the board as non-executive director earlier this year.Bluestone recently rebranded from Humanis Group, which was among t...


Around the web – More women job hopping over pay

8 March 2013

A recent survey in China found that nearly 40% of women in the country are unhappy about their salary with the majority switching jobs to receive better benefits, Women of China writes. The survey questioned over 1,700 employees across the country.While a fifth of the respondents had hoped to rec...