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Singapore - Employment Agency suspended for charging excess fees

29 July 2013

The Singapore Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has successfully prosecuted the Gateway Employment Agency for collecting excessive agency fees from three Chinese workers. Investigations revealed that the employment agency, which facilitated the employment of the workers, charged each applicant RMB 15,00...


India - IBM preferred choice among IT grads

29 July 2013

Firstnaukri.com, a job portal for campus hiring, has released its annual Employer Preference Survey for 2013. The  survey was administered to students across various campuses throughout India. The results found that Infosys, TCS & IBM still remain the most preferred brands for in placeme...


Malaysia – Foreign workers fill skills gaps

26 July 2013

A growing number of foreign workers are being brought into Malaysia in order to fill skills gaps, according to recruitment company Agensi Pekerjaan Jobsworld. Shortages are most acute in the engineering, oil & gas, and IT sectors.There has been an increase of foreign workers particularly from...


Tanzania – Recruitment agencies accused of exploitation

26 July 2013

The Tanzanian government has put together a team to investigate complaints made by temporary workers about exploitation by recruitment agencies, according to udakuspecially.com.Deputy Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Makongoro Mahanga advised The Guardian Tanazania in an interview, that the...


Australia – 457 visa holders targeted by fraudsters

26 July 2013

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Immigration Department have revealed that migrant works on 457 visas are being targeted by fraudsters impersonating government officials.The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has welcomed the exposé stating that unions had...


Asia-Pacific – Recruitment activity increasing

26 July 2013

Permanent and Temporary recruitment activity is increasing in some Asia-Pacific countries, according to research by Resource Solutions, a subsidiary of the Robert Walters Group. Temporary recruitment has increased +30% in Hong Kong compared with the same period last year. Gains were also reported...


Australia – HiTech announces two board changes

26 July 2013

In a brief statement released this morning, recruitment consultant HiTech Group Australia (HIT: AS), advised that company executive director and the company secretary have resigned. These announcements come after reports that the ICT recruiter expects profits to slump.Executive director Sam Hazou...


Hong Kong – Employers looking to recruit next quarter

25 July 2013

jobsDB Q2 2013 Hiring Index reveals that 59% of Hong Kong employers intend to hire staff in the coming three months. With the arrival of graduation season, 31% of employers plan to hire fresh graduates this year with 95% of them looking to recruit university graduates. In terms of industry sector...


Australia – New recruiter for engineering and technology sectors

25 July 2013

To help address skills shortage issues across Australia and New Zealand specifically with CAD software, the Central Innovation Group, has launched a specialist recruitment division, IC3D Recruitment Solutions, according to arnnet.com.au.The business will specialise in delivering technical recruit...


World – Robert Half international revenue down -7%

24 July 2013

California-based staffing firm Robert Half International (RHI: NYSE) announced that net income in the in Q2 2013 was USD 63.1 million, down by USD 8.1 million compared to  the same period last year due to a nonrecurring litigation settlement and the resolution of certain tax matters . Revenu...