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Japan – Hays: expansion in Osaka a positive sign

6 August 2013

In response to the increasing number of job vacancies for skilled professionals in the Kansai region and Western Japan, recruitment company Hays (HAS: LSE) has relocated its Osaka office to bigger premises in order to manage demand. Hays, the 6th largest staffing firm in the world, according to r...


Australia – ICT market recovery in sight in some regions

6 August 2013

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) job market in Australia has shown signs of recovery following a late-quarter lift in demand for ICT skills in New South Wales (NSW). Some recovery has also been noted, but to a lesser extent, in South Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Ter...


Australia – Job advertisements fall as unemployment expected to rise

6 August 2013

The number of job advertisements has fallen -18.6% compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from ANZ, the Australia and New Zealand Bank. Numbers have continued to fall for the five consecutive months to July and now sits nearly -8% lower than in February 2013, when they last exp...


Sri Lanka – Foreign recruitment firms urged to adhere to new regulations

5 August 2013

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (‘SLBRE’) warned foreign recruitment agencies to adhere to the new set of regulations, or face consequences that could include the cancellation of their operational licences, according to the Sunday Times Sri Lanka. The new regulations have been develope...


Taiwan – Substitute labourers needed amid Philippines recruitment freeze

5 August 2013

Facing a potential labour shortage of 30,000 people, as a result of the freezing of applications for Philippine labourers, the government is exploring the practicality of sourcing substitute workers from countries including Sri Lanka and Burma, according to the Jakarta Post.The government has imp...


Vietnam – Vocational training to meet job market demand

5 August 2013

The Director of the General Department for Vocational Training, Duong Duc Lan, has welcomed revisions to Vietnam's Law on Vocational Training, saying they will improve the quality of the workforce, according to Vietnam News.Few enterprises in Vietnam compare with vocational training provided in o...


Singapore – Wealth management key to financial services job

5 August 2013

The best way today to fast track a career in the banking and financial services industry is to specialise in wealth management, according to a survey by specialist recruitment firm Robert Half, 30% of industry leaders say working in the wealth management sector of the industry is the best choice...


World – Monster: Challenging results with Europe weak

2 August 2013

Global job board Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW: NYSE) released financial results for the second quarter of 2013, reporting falling revenue, falling operating income, and falling net income.For the three months ending 30 June 2012, revenue fell to USD 200 million from USD 225 million, a drop of -11....


World – Robert Walters revenue and net fee income up for first six months

2 August 2013

Following a trading update on its Q2 results published on 12 July, UK-based recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) has now released its full half year results. Revenue increased in the half year to 30 June 2013 by +5%, rising to GBP 288.8 million from GBP 275 million during the same period la...


India – Temporary staffing becoming more popular at senior levels

2 August 2013

Temporary staffing in organisations for entry level positions has been long established in most industries; however it is now spreading to mid and senior management positions as well. Human resource experts said with the instances of having temporary personnel for management positions beginning t...