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Hong Kong – Unemployment falls to 3.3%

18 July 2013

Unemployment in Hong Kong fell to 3.3% in the three months to the end June, down from 3.4% between March to May, according to the Census and Statistics Department. The Hong Kong unemployment rate has declined steadily since it peaked at 5.5% in June – August 2009.The Secretary for Labour and Welf...


Japan – Female employment a priority

18 July 2013

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reiterated its recommendation that Japan actively work to increase the number of women in employment. Whilst 92% of men between the ages of 25-54 are employed, female employment for the same age range stands at only 69%. The OECD av...


Peru – Talent shortages hamper recruitment

18 July 2013

Companies across Peru are struggling to recruit technicians, engineers, technologists, and executives, according to research by ManpowerGroup. The talent shortage is impacting 28% of employers who are struggling to find suitably trained skilled workers.   “The new economy of Peru r...


Bangladesh – Overseas work dwindling

18 July 2013

The number of Bangladeshis traveling abroad for work is declining due to the on-going economic crisis. Last year 45,000 workers travelled abroad each month for work. A number that has fallen to between 30,000 and 32,000 this year, according to the Dhaka Tribune.According to the Bureau of Manpower...


World – OECD: Temporary agency work more strictly regulated

17 July 2013

Temporary agency work is more strictly regulated and offers more employment protection compared to fixed-term contracts, according to the latest Economic Outlook Report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).The report finds that among OECD countries regulation of tem...


Hong Kong – Fewer looking to move jobs

17 July 2013

The number of employees looking to change job in Hong Kong has fallen -22.8% since the start of the year to 34.4%, according to a half yearly report by recruitment agency Ambition. Only 16.1% would consider transferring within their current company. The majority of respondents would search using...


Singapore – Job market outlook more positive than six months ago

17 July 2013

The number of employees looking to change job in Singapore has fallen -19.8% in the first six months of the year to 40.1%, according to market trends and salary report by recruitment agency Ambition.The reasons for moving are primarily due to not having clear career progression (43.4%) and dissat...


China – Employees optimistic about job market

17 July 2013

Professionals across China are largely optimistic about employment conditions for their sector and are likely to change roles in the coming year, according to Michael Page’s China Employee Intentions report.The survey, based on the responses of over 2,400 employees across China’s professional sec...


Australia – Hays: Structural changes lead to increased demand for certain jobs

17 July 2013

Accounting, legal, and procurement professionals are in demand in response to organisations undergoing structural change, according to the Hays Quarterly Hotspot list of in-demand jobs. A driving force behind the demand is the improvement of productivity levels.“The gloss has gone off the resourc...


Brazil – Training an important factor for temporary Christmas work

17 July 2013

There were 157,000 temporary workers employed across Brazil for Christmas work during 2012, an increase of +7% compared with 2011. Job seekers thinking ahead to temporary employment opportunities this Christmas can improve their chances of selection by investing in further training.“The industry...