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South Africa – Employment conditions deteriorate as election nears

12 August 2013

South African employment fell sharply during July, as the economy shed more than 37,000 jobs, making it the third worst performing month since the 2009 global financial crisis, according to the Adcorp Employment Index.Jobs were shed in both permanent and temporary (or non-permanent) positions wit...


Kashmir – Recruitment agencies exploiting the unemployed

12 August 2013

Recruitment agencies across Kashmir are being accused of exploiting young jobseekers by accepting large sums of money from applicants applying for government jobs. The government is being called upon to force recruitment agencies to reduce their application fees, according to greaterkashmir.com.T...


Japan – Temp Holdings profits and revenue up

9 August 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Temp Holdings Co. (2181: JP) reported strong first quarter revenue growth of +29.7% to JPY 86.1 billion (USD 89.3 million) for the period ending 30 June 2013, from JPY 60.5 billion (USD 62.8 million) during Q1 2012.Operating profit for the period rose from JPY 2.4 billio...


China – 51job revenues up due to online recruitment growth

9 August 2013

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS: NSQ) reported increased revenue of +12.2% during the second quarter of 2013, up from RMB 360.4 million (USD 58.5 million) to RMB 404.4 million (USD 65.6 million) year-on-year.Rick Yan, president and CEO of 51job, commented: “Building on the mome...


Japan – Fullcast holdings profits and revenue plummet

9 August 2013

Japanese recruitment company Fullcast Holdings Ltd. (4848: JP) reported revenues for the half year ending 30 June 2013 of JPY 8.15 billion (USD 84.5 million), down by nearly half from JPY 16.3 billion (USD 169.1 million) for the same period last year.An operating loss of JPY 27 million (USD 280,0...


Japan – JAC Recruitment reports revenue growth

9 August 2013

Japan-based recruitment firm JAC Recruitment (2124: JP) reported revenue of JPY 3.55 billion (USD 36.59 million), for the first half of the year ending 30 June 2013, increased by +20% from JPY 2.95 billion (USD 30.4 million) for the previous six months ending December 2012.Operating profit for th...


China – Temporary recruitment loophole classes offered

9 August 2013

Less than a month after the introduction of the new Chinese labour law, Chinese businesses are offering recruitment agencies and employers classes on how to use loopholes in order to circumvent the new legislation, according to the Beijing Evening News.The new labour law was introduced on 1 July...


World – Kelly Services reports mixed results

8 August 2013

Kelly Services Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) announced revenue for the second quarter of 2013 of USD 1.37 billion, a marginal increase of USD 800,000 (+0.1%) compared with the same period in 2012. Earnings from operations dropped during Q2 2013 to USD 16.4 million from USD 23.8 million a year ago, equatin...


Japan – Labour ministry urges easing of temporary recruitment limits

8 August 2013

The Japanese Labour Ministry has compiled a draft report proposing that temporary workers (known locally as dispatch workers) be accepted for all types of jobs for an indefinite period, according to the-japan-news.com. The new proposals would allow dispatch workers to work for the same company fo...


Australia – Oil & gas sector jobs rebounding

8 August 2013

A slightly stronger oil and gas labour market has been reported for the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first, according to the Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index. In Australasia the Index stood at 1.42 at the end of June, up from 1.29 three months prior, meaning more oil and gas jobs are...