Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

World – CDI Corp struggled in some markets during Q3

30 October 2013

The US-based engineering and technology service firm CDI Corp (CDI: NYSE) reported revenue of USD 277.9 million for the three months ending 30 September 2013, compared with USD 279.4 million last year. This equates to a year-on-year drop of -0.5%.Gross profit for the period also reported a declin...


Singapore – Labour movement wants breakthrough in low-wage workers pay

30 October 2013

The labour movement in Singapore wants low-wage workers to achieve breakthroughs in pay elevation next year through its progressive wage model, reports Channel News Asia. The plan is to launch accreditation schemes, by sector, to make progressive wages the norm for over 100,000 low earners. ...


Hong Kong – Skills shortages threaten public safety

30 October 2013

Amidst growing skills shortages and concerns over a declining population, approximately 100 technical and surveying officers at the Buildings Department will stop work for one hour on 31 October 2013 in a symbolic protest against manpower shortages, reports the Hong Kong Standard.Liu Fuk-hing, Vi...


Singapore – Policy on foreigners must be sustainable

30 October 2013

Addressing a gathering of French business in Paris, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong advised that Singapore has to manage the complex issue of foreign workers and immigration carefully, reports the Strait Times.It has to be done in a way that is "sustainable over the long term for our society,...


Malaysia – English language skills a recruitment barrier

30 October 2013

Employment prospects for graduates in Malaysia who are not proficient in English remain dim, reports to The Star. Many graduates lack the skills to speak and write in English, which is resulting in job vacancies; particularly in the digital, marketing, and creative sectors, to go unfilled.Reema B...


Japan – Outsourcing Inc. reports Q3 growth

29 October 2013

Japanese firm Outsourcing Inc. (2427: JP) reported revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 33.6 billion (USD 344.1 million), an increase of +8% compared with JPY 31.1 billion (USD 318.5 million) for the same period last year.The company reported an operating income for the p...


World – Temporary employment – a global economic engine

29 October 2013

During 2011 there were 46 million people working in a temporary capacity, the equivalent of 12.4 million full time workers, according to the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett). They were employed by 140,000 private employment agencies that operated in 179,000 branc...


Japan – Strong labour market drives spending

29 October 2013

A stronger labour market is driving gains in consumer spending, which suggests that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to beat deflation with government spending and aggressive monetary easing are making progress, reports South China Morning Post.Consumer spending in Japan jumped last month as s...


South America – Is Latin America the new Asia?

29 October 2013

Whilst most recruitment companies have traditionally favoured Asia for overseas expansion, Latin America is increasingly being viewed as a viable option. That’s according to the recent Rest of the World forum hosted by APSCo and sponsored by Goldenhill International, which informed staffing compa...


Dubai – Labour market optimism on the rise

29 October 2013

Dubai’s consumers are very optimistic about the labour market and are anticipating better job opportunities in the coming 12 months, according to the quarterly consumer confidence survey conducted by the Department of Economic Development (DED) for the third quarter of 2013, reports Gulf News.Whi...