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Nepal – Overseas recruitment agencies strike continues

16 July 2015

The frontline services of Nepal’s Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) remained closed as a result of the indefinite strike called by the country’s foreign employment recruiting agencies, reports ekantipur.com.The Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (Nafea) launched its strike on...


New Zealand – ICT graduates a drop in an empty bucket

16 July 2015

The New Zealand government’s ICT graduate schools announced today that they will only be able to train a tiny fraction of the workers the ICT sector is crying out for, David Cunliffe, Labour’s Tertiary Education spokesperson announced.“The industry estimates it has a shortage of 10,000 skilled wo...


Japan – Temporary and contract staffing revenue boosts Pasona’s results

15 July 2015

Japanese staffing firm Pasona Group (2168: JP) today reported revenue for the year ending 31 May 2015 of JPY 226.2 billion (USD 1.8 billion), an increase of 8.4% compared with JPY 208.7 billion (USD 1.7 billion) the previous year.   FY 2015 FY 2014 Change Revenue JPY 226...


Japan – Media Five’s staffing business reports growth

15 July 2015

Media Five Co, (3824: JP), a Japanese software developer and provider of engineers to the IT industry, yesterday reported revenue for the year ending 31 May 2015 of JPY 1,092 million (USD 8.8 million), an increase of 4.2% compared with JPY 1,048 million (USD 8.5 million) last year.   ...


Australia – Chandler Macleod CEO to step down

15 July 2015

Australian staffing firm Chandler Macleod, which earlier this year became a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings, today announced that Cameron Judson will step down as CEO.Mr Judson has been CEO and Managing Director of Chandler Macleod since June 2012, and oversaw...


Brazil – Temporary work helps lift people out of unemployment

15 July 2015

The majority (85%) of temporary workers in Brazil were unemployed before starting a temporary contract. After their contracts ended, only 30% became unemployed again, according to the latest economic report released by the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett).For Van...


Japan – Temp Holdings acquires Vietnamese staffing firm

14 July 2015

Japanese staffing company Temp Holdings (2181: JP) on Monday announced that it will acquire Vietnamese staffing agency First Alliances via its Intelligence Asia subsidiary, reports Jiji Press.Temp Holdings is the second largest staffing firm in Japan and is understood to have acquired the company...


Singapore – Steady hiring outlook for second half of the year

14 July 2015

The hiring sentiment in Singapore for the second half of 2015 is cautious and reflective of a “wait and see” approach, with a net 32.1% of employers expecting to increase headcount, a slight decrease of 4.9 percentage points (pp) from the first half of 2015, according to  The Hudson Report:...


Japan – Recruit invests in US technical recruitment platform

14 July 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) announced today that it has invested in US-based HackerRank, the technical recruitment platform and code challenge community.The investment is the second in the US for the HR Technology Fund, which was launched in January, and made its first U...


Australia – Steady HR hiring forecast as market improves

14 July 2015

Steady hiring levels are expected for human resources professionals across Australia, as the industry recovers from tough economic conditions, according to the 2015/16 Michael Page Australia Salary and Employment Outlook.The survey found that more than half of HR employers do not foresee hiring l...