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World – Kelly Services reports mixed results

8 August 2013

Kelly Services Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) announced revenue for the second quarter of 2013 of USD 1.37 billion, a marginal increase of USD 800,000 (+0.1%) compared with the same period in 2012. Earnings from operations dropped during Q2 2013 to USD 16.4 million from USD 23.8 million a year ago, equatin...


Japan – Labour ministry urges easing of temporary recruitment limits

8 August 2013

The Japanese Labour Ministry has compiled a draft report proposing that temporary workers (known locally as dispatch workers) be accepted for all types of jobs for an indefinite period, according to the-japan-news.com. The new proposals would allow dispatch workers to work for the same company fo...


Australia – Oil & gas sector jobs rebounding

8 August 2013

A slightly stronger oil and gas labour market has been reported for the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first, according to the Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index. In Australasia the Index stood at 1.42 at the end of June, up from 1.29 three months prior, meaning more oil and gas jobs are...


Russia – Police officers aided migration of illegal workers

8 August 2013

Three high-ranking officers from Russia's migration service and the police colluded with criminal gangs to bring illegal migrants to Russia to work in "slave labour" conditions, Moscow police have confirmed, according to channelnewsasia.com.The Russian police are currently implementing...


Japan –Nichii Gakkan revenue and net profits up

7 August 2013

Japan-based healthcare outsourcing company Nichii Gakkan (9792: TYO) announced increased revenue during the first quarter ending 30 June 2013 to JPY 68.16 billion (USD 694.9 million), compared with JPY 65.64 billion (USD 669.3 million) during the same period last year, an increase of +3.8%. ...


Iraq – UK recruiter opens new office in Kurdistan

7 August 2013

UK-based energy recruitment company, Earthstaff, have established a presence in Iraq by opening an office in the city of Erbil, the capital of the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region. With proven oil reserves of 45 billion barrels and production expected to reach one million barrels a day by 2015,...


Singapore – Money still talks for employees

7 August 2013

An Employee Intentions Report conducted by Michael Page Singapore revealed that employers will need to offer various monetary rewards to successfully attract and retain staff over the coming year. The survey, based on the responses of over 1,500 employees across Singapore’s professional sect...


West Africa – UK grads flocking to region

7 August 2013

Ambitious graduates are increasingly moving to Africa in a bid to avoid menial jobs in Britain, according to research resulting from the London-based Ghana Careers and Opportunities Fair 2013. The number of UK university graduates seeking employment in Ghana and other English-speaking African cou...


Argentina – Skills shortages worsen

7 August 2013

A third of employers report difficulties filling job vacancies, an increase of +1% from a year ago, its highest level since the start of the global economic crisis, according the ManpowerGroup Argentina’s Talent Shortage survey. Alfredo Fagaldi, director of ManpowerGroup Argentina, said: “Wh...


Australia – RecruitLoop takes its disruptive recruitment model to the US

7 August 2013

Australian recruitment marketplace start-up RecruitLoop has raised USD 500,000 to fund its expansion plans and open an office in the US, according to Startupsmart.com.au. Founded in 2011, RecruitLoop allows recruiters and employers to simplify the recruitment process using a less expensive f...