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Japan – S-Pool reports strong 2014 growth following weaker 2013

15 January 2015

Japanese staffing business S-Pool Inc. (2471: JP) reported revenue of JPY 6.6 billion (USD 56.3 million) for the year ending 30 November 2014, an increase of 23.1% compared with JPY 5.4 billion (USD 46.1 million) in 2013.    FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue JPY 6.6 bi...


Australia – Non-resources industries spurring labour market recovery

15 January 2015

The recovery of the Australian labour market during 2014 has been attributed to the country’s non-resource industries, according to job board SEEK. There were 36% fewer Mining, Resource, and Energy jobs during 2014, compared with 2013, but despite the downturn there were 9.7% more jobs advertised...


Argentina – Sharp decline in temporary jobs

15 January 2015

The number of temporary jobs in Argentina decreased by nearly 25% during 2014, according to data from the country’s Institute for National Statistics (INDEC). The number of temporary jobs fell from 69,666 in 2013 to 52,834 in 2014. There are 16 million workers in Argentina, comprising 11 mil...


Australia – Transport, Logistics, Supply Chain hiring to pick up in 2015

15 January 2015

Demand for Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain staff across Australia increased by 22.4% between December 2013 and December 2014, according to the LabourForce Impex Job Index. The Index reported a month-on-month decrease of 4.6% in December 2014, the first decline reported since June 2014.Temp...


Australia – Recruit Holdings announces two major acquisitions

15 January 2015

Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) announced that it has acquired Australian staffing company Chandler MacLeod Group (CML: AU) and Australian IT recruitment firm Peoplebank.Recruit Holdings has agreed to commence procedures for the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding shares of...


South Korea – President calls for reform of inflexible labour market

15 January 2015

South Korean President Park Geun-hye has asked labour and management officials to come up with fundamental measures to address South Korea's rigid labour market by March, reports the Korea Herald.The government is seeking to ease "inflexibility" in employment at large businesses and pub...


West Africa – Governments not investing in the labour market

15 January 2015

A study by the Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland (SASK) and the Ghana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) conducted in three West African countries on decent work has revealed that governments in those countries have failed to invest in the labour market and labour institutions according to ghana...


Malaysia - 60% of jobseekers use social media

15 January 2015

While the Malaysian C-suite may be slow to hop on the social media bandwagon, going digital is increasingly becoming the best way for recruiters to fill open positions, reports Human Resources Online.At least three in every five jobseekers in Malaysia used social media in their job hunt in the pa...


Japan – Pasona reports H1 revenue growth but net profit loss

14 January 2015

Recruitment firm Pasona Group (2168: JP), one of the largest staffing firms in Japan, reported revenue for the first six months ending 30 November 2014 of JPY 113.8 billion (USD 954.2 million), an increase of 10.9% compared with JPY 102.6 billion (USD 865.7 million) last year.    ...


Japan – Hito Communications reports strong growth in temporary staffing revenue but operating profit slips

14 January 2015

Japanese human resources provider Hito Communications (3654: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 30 November 2014 of JPY 6.3 billion (USD 53.3 million), an increase of 15.4% from JPY 5.5 billion (USD 46.5 million) a year ago.   Q1 2014 Q1 2013 Change Revenue...