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Australia – Unemployment returns to 2009 peak

11 July 2013

Unemployment in Australia reached 5.7% in June, an increase of +11.9% when compared with June 2012, and its highest level since September 2009, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. In June 2013, 699,700 people were unemployed across Australia.Economists survey...


World – Hays Q4 results show temporary recruitment remains resilient

11 July 2013

In the fourth quarter ending 30 June 2013, Hays Group reported that new fees increased +1% on a like-for-like basis compared with Q4 2012. Net fees for temporary recruitment equated to 58% of net fees for the quarter, an increase of +5%, year-on-year.“We have delivered a good performance in the f...


South Africa – Temporary workers boost employment

11 July 2013

Labour brokers, the government sector, and highly skilled professionals and management are the main drivers of employment growth, according to the Adcorp Employment Index for June 2013. Employment increased marginally in June, the first increase in six months after the formal sector created 2,587...


Middle East – Working hours cut for Ramadan

11 July 2013

Some companies in the Middle East that have been struggling with the summer working legislation limiting the number of hours some employees are able to work in hot conditions. They are now also faced with restrictions as a result of Ramadan.“The law says that you should work two hours less,” said...


Australia – Temporary agency professionals remain competitive in tight market

10 July 2013

The recruitment of agency professionals on a temporary basis increased over the last 12 months, according to the Michael Page Australia’s Salary and Employment Forecast. The flexible nature of temporary contracts remains an attractive alternative to permanent headcount for employers looking to re...


World – New regulation in financial services sectors boosts temporary employment

10 July 2013

The introduction of regulatory changed in the financial services sector has resulted in notable changes in recruitment, where the use of temporary, interim, and project professionals has become increasingly prominent, according to research from recruitment firm Robert Half Financial Services.The...


South Africa – High unemployment a result of apartheid

10 July 2013

Apartheid laws are to blame for South Africa’s high level of unemployment, according to Johannesburg chief representative of the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ, Mr Yoshiro Yokoi. Speaking in Japan in May, Mr Yokoi said, “If everyone had access to education back then, we would not have this high une...


World – OECD countries record 8% unemployment in May

10 July 2013

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reports that unemployment levels across the 34 OECD member countries in May 2013 was 8%. This figure reflects a 0.1% increase compared with the May 2012, and remains unchanged for the third consecutive month. Overall, there were 48....


India – Hays closes offices in Mumbai and Delhi

9 July 2013

London-based recruitment company Hays has announced the closure of its specialist recruitment businesses in India. Hays had been providing recruitment services in the country since 2009.“We have closed our specialist recruiting businesses in Mumbai and Deli. We will continue to recruit in the Ind...


South Africa – Bus workers strike over recruitment

9 July 2013

Metrobus workers across South Africa are striking over the company’s use of recruitment agency Adecco, according to the South African Press Association. South Africa’s Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) is leading the strike against Metrobus recruiting staff through Adecco, something they claim is...