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Hong Kong – Finance and accounting jobs to rise in Q3

16 July 2013

Hong Kong businesses are optimistic about their growth prospects for Q3 of 2013, according to research revealed today by finance and accounting recruitment firm, Robert Half. This positive outlook extends to recruitment planning; with 43% of Hong Kong’s CFOs and finance directors in commerce and...


Pakistan – Worker numbers to rise in Malaysia

16 July 2013

The Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia is working with the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources to ensure more employment opportunities for workers in the latter country.Dato’ Seri Zainal Rahim Bin Seman, Secretary General of the Ministry of Human Resources, said that Malaysian companies value...


Australia – Overseas skilled worker demand in Northern Territory

16 July 2013

Australia’s Northern Territory will have the highest demand for overseas skilled workers in the coming 12 months, according to AMMA, the Australian Mines and Metal Association.  In spite of the return to record levels of unemployment (5.7%), the AMMA Pit Crew Labour Market Index says that th...


Singapore – Q2 economic boost may not lift recruitment

15 July 2013

Labour economists and HR specialists doubt that Singapore’s economic growth will improve the already tight labour market, according to Channel News Asia. This is despite a +3.7% economic growth, compared with the same period last year.   According to Ronnie Tan, group executive vice pre...


Vietnam – Recruitment company and college unite to produce more skilled workers

15 July 2013

Vietnam’s goal that 80% of students graduating from IT, electronics, and telecommunications be work-place ready by 2020 is under threat. Recent statistics have shown that 72% of IT students lack practical experience, 42% have no teamwork skills, and 100% are unsure of their employment sector. Bus...


Middle East – Employees under increased pressure

15 July 2013

Economic constraints are increasing the strain on the employment market in the Middle East, according to recent research carried out by specialist recruitment provider, ReThink MEA. The survey was carried out with the intention of identifying current employment challenges across the region.Many p...


Hong Kong – Rising jobs vacancies hampering economic growth

15 July 2013

An acute labour shortage in certain sectors is hurting Hong Kong’s competitiveness and undermining its economic growth, according to the South China Morning Post. There are currently more than 14,000 vacancies in the food and beverage sector, 17,300 in social and personal services sector, and ove...


Bangladesh – Recruitment quota causes protests

15 July 2013

Hundreds of student protestors are demanding that employment quota provisions for the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) be scrapped. The protestors are demanding that the quota be scrapped to allow recruitment on merit basis. At present, 55% of candidates are recruited as a direct result of quota re...


World – Robert Walters sees net fee income rise

12 July 2013

Net fee income rose in all international sectors, reports recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE). Group net fee income rose +7% compared with Q2 2012, with quarter-on-quarter net fee growth of +10%.“The Group continues to trade in line with expectations and delivered a solid performance in th...


Japan – Recruitment boosted by improved market confidence

12 July 2013

The Japanese government’s fiscal strategy improved market confident, contributing to increased recruitment activity, according to Robert Walters in their 2013 half-year market update. Employers across Japan recruited in larger volumes, and more professionals sought to change career during 2013.“W...