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Philippines – Hundreds of recruiters suspended over violations

20 May 2013

Hundreds of recruitment agencies have been suspended over the last three years for charging placement fees to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) without the proper receipts, the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) reports.Hans Leo J. Cacdac from the POEA said some 238 recruitment ag...

World – Staffing industry supports 46 million workers

20 May 2013

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett ) has announced major progress regarding its commitment to global labour markets. The organisation reports that the private employment services industry has supported 46 million people in their job life over the last year.Since...

Japan - Acquisitions propel Recruit Co. revenue

17 May 2013

Recruit Co. Holdings Ltd., the world’s seventh-largest staffing providers, reported global operating revenue in its staffing division rose 53.5% — fueled by acquisitions abroad — to ¥547.1 billion (US$5.80 billion) in the company’s fiscal year ended March.The Tokyo-based company posted a huge gai...

China - The leadership puts focus on unemployment

17 May 2013

President Xi Jinping paid an unexpected visit to a job fair in Tianjin on Tuesday, in a move that experts said reflects top leaders’ concerns over the job market according to Chinese news website ChinaDaily.com.cn.Xi arrived at a human resources center in the port city in the morning, surprising...

South Africa - Trade unions to protest labour brokers

17 May 2013

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has vowed to take to Gauteng’s highways later this month and shut them down to protest against labour brokers and e-tolling, Business Day reported.The union federation had held discussions with both the Gauteng and national governments in an att...

Nigeria - Code of conduct for the industry and treatment of foreign workers

17 May 2013

Dr. Clement Illoh, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity is due to launch a Code of Conduct for Private Employment Agencies in Nigeria, at the Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA).A statement by the Human Capital Providers Association of Nigeria...

China - Male nurses needed

17 May 2013

Official stats show China’s number of registered nurses stood at nearly 2.5 million at the end of 2012, according to official statistics. Male nurses represent less than 1 percent of the total nursing population.Cheng Gen, a CNA member in charge of male nurse related work, said male nurses are ex...

India - Recruitment fraud in Mumbai

17 May 2013

The Mumbai police are searching from two individuals who have allegedly cheated more than 40 jobseekers on the pretext of offering jobs at hotels abroad according to the Afternoon Dispatch & Courier.According to police, the accused, identified as Rajesh Singh and Manohar Mallupuram, cheated j...

Around the Web - 12 reasons why recruiters love Asia

17 May 2013

According to efinancial careers, recruiters from London have flocked to Asia in recent years in search of clients, candidates and profits in the comparatively buoyant job markets of Singapore and Hong Kong. To read about the 12 key features of the market given, click here.

Australia – ICT business must benchmark to survive

16 May 2013

The IT Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA) today has cautioned IT recruitment leaders that the overall tightening of the market can have disastrous knock-on effects for individual businesses unless the current climate’s challenges are approached with a long-term strategy in mind.ITCRA is...