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Australia – What ICT skills shortage?

6 May 2014

Offshoring has decimated the local information and communications technology (ICT) market in Australia resulting in a large and increasing oversupply of ICT professionals, according to a survey from recruitment firm Clarius Group, reports itwire.com. The latest Clarius Skills Indicator revea...


Australia – Local workers becoming more preferable in mining industry

6 May 2014

Despite a push by mining corporations towards the recruitment of 100% of so-called fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, there are still jobs in the industry for locals and so-called drive-in drive-out (DIDO) candidates, reports The Gladstone Observer.Recruitment companies advertising DIDO jobs online m...


Bangladesh – Organising the labour market and building skills essential

6 May 2014

Bangladesh should focus on developing an organised labour market and rearing its large pool of unskilled labour if it wants to become a middle-income country by 2021, according to a World Bank study, reports The Daily Star.The potential for creating good jobs by further encouraging upward mobilit...


Australia - Rising job ads point to economic recovery

5 May 2014

Australia job advertisement have risen for fourth month in April, according to Reuters.Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the Internet rose for a fourth straight month in April, a further sign that demand for labour is recovering from a long fallow period.A survey by Australia and...


India – Global staffing firms have high hopes for the Indian market

5 May 2014

Given the large number of people entering the workforce, it's not surprising that India is being looked upon as a source of greater revenues by global staffing firms which already have a presence in India, according to the Times of India.For some of the leading firms, such as Randstad and Kelly S...


China - ChinaHR may float in Hong Kong

5 May 2014

ChinaHR, the fast growing Asia-focused recruitment company owned by Leslie Buckley and Denis O'Brien, is mulling over plans to float in Hong Kong.Buckley told the Irish newspaper the Sunday Independent that an IPO was "one of the options" being considered by the group in coming years. H...


India - Big recruitments in banks to continue

5 May 2014

The growing emphasis on financial inclusion is a key reason for the massive recruitment in the banking sector, according to the Indian daily The Hindu.Recruitments in the banking sector that have been big in recent years, generating considerable interest among job-seekers, are set to remain so fo...


South Africa - New act to boost job opportunities

5 May 2014

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said that the new Employment Services Act would ensure more people would get opportunities for work.Oliphant said that the bill aimed to promote employment and "to improve access to the labour market for work seekers and to provide opportunities for new entra...


Saudi Arabia - Riyadh Metro work drives recruitment

5 May 2014

The BACS consortium (Bechtel, Almabani, CCC, Siemens) building lines one and two of Riyadh Metro is to begin a huge recruitment drive following the ground-breaking ceremony which took place in the city last month.Almabani CEO Joseph Daher said: “We (the consortium) have so far secured approximate...


World – Hudson Global to divest loss making business following Q1 revenue drop

2 May 2014

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global Inc. (HSON: NSDQ) yesterday reported revenue of USD 161.9 million for the first quarter ending 31 March 2014, a fall of -1.4% in constant currency from USD 165.7 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +2.3% in con...