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New Zealand – Skilled work opportunities flowing

26 August 2013

Skilled Kiwis on the hunt for a new job are in luck, according to fresh figures showing the employment market is booming.Government statistics put New Zealand job vacancies up by +13.2% in the past year compared with the previous 12 months. This includes a +9.4% boost in the number of skilled pos...


Australia - Data#3 recruitment revenue drops

23 August 2013

Australian Information and Communications Technology company Data#3 Ltd (DTL: ASX) reported revenue of AUD 639.96 million (USD 575.7 million) for the year ending 30 June 2013. Revenue fell by -7.2% from AUD 689.1 million (USD 619.9 million) for 2012. Net profit for the year fell from AUD 13....


Malaysia – Jobs and special identity cards for Bangladeshi workers

23 August 2013

Beginning early next year, Malaysian officials will begin recruiting 1.4 million Bangladeshi workers. Each worker will be given a new special identity card fitted with radio frequency identification and biometric data, as part of a new government-to-government agreement.  The cards will...


Qatar – World Cup workers treated like modern-day slaves

23 August 2013

The international community has been called upon by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation) to shun the 2022 World Cup in Qatar unless it reforms its indentured labour practices on its International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade.Almost 21 million people...


South Africa – Workforce Holdings revenue up

22 August 2013

Recruitment and outsourcing company Workforce Holdings Limited (WKF: JNB) reported improved revenue during the first half of the year, ending 30 June 2013. Revenue during H1 2013 was ZAR 779.3 million (USD 76.3 million), compared with ZAR 695.9 million (USD 68.1 million) for the same period last...


Malaysia – Jobstreet reports marginal growth in tough market

22 August 2013

Online job board Jobstreet Corporation Bhd (JOBST: KLS) reported second quarter revenue growth, showing revenue between April and June grew to MYR 46.5 million (USD 14.1 million) from MYR 45.1 million (USD 13.7 million) a year ago. This equated to an increase of +3%.Pre-tax profit for the period...


Cameroon – Recruitment firms shut down by government

22 August 2013

Minister for Employment, Zechariah Perevet, released a statement yesterday confirming that sixteen companies are banned from using temporary staff and six recruitment agencies are prohibited from hiring out workers. In addition, four companies and private employment agencies have been cautioned f...


New Zealand – Construction worker demand for Canterbury rebuild

22 August 2013

Mobilising labour in order to rebuild the town of Canterbury, presents the greatest labour market challenge in a generation, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. In the latest quarterly labour market report, the ministry said that the Canterbury rebuild would require...


Singapore – CFOs look externally for their successors

22 August 2013

Recruitment firm Robert Half surveyed 1,256 chief financial officers (CFOs) and finance directors from 17 countries and asked who would succeed them in their job. Of those responding, 150 currently work in Singapore.The survey found only 14% of finance leaders expect the job to go to a local inte...


Australia – Strong international growth boosts SEEK results

21 August 2013

Australia-based job board SEEK Limited (SEK: ASX) reported revenue of AUD 620.2 million (USD 563.2 million) for the year ending 30 June 2013, a +40% increase on AUD 442.3 million (USD 401.6 million) in revenue last year boosted by overseas acquisitions.Across Australia and New Zealand domestic re...