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South Korea – Hyundai temporary commits suicide after job loss

17 April 2013

A temporary worker hired by Hyundai has committed suicide, after having allegedly lost his job because the firm wanted to avoid hiring him on a regular basis, local media reports. The car maker has previously hit the headlines with two workers tying themselves to pylons in order to stage a protes...


Australia – ICT contract and recruitment sector slows down

16 April 2013

The ICT contract and recruitment sector is continuing to slow down, according to the latest research by the association for ICT contract and recruitment companies in Australia and New Zealand, ITCRA.This is according to the new Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) report. It gathered responses...


Australia – Aquent expands specialist division

16 April 2013

Marketing and creative staffing agency Aquent has launched its specialist division, Vitamin T in Australia. With offices in North America, the UK, and now in Sydney and Melbourne, Vitamin T specialises exclusively in freelance digital talent with focus on recruitment for agencies.“With nearly two...


India – Companies ramp up recruitment

16 April 2013

Companies in India are positive about hiring in the coming months, according to a new employment outlook report by staffing firm TeamLease. This forecasts a +4% rise in the employment outlook index for April to September, when compared to the previous six months.The survey, which questioned over...


Australia – HCL MD to step down

16 April 2013

Managing director of Healthcare Locums Australia, Andy McRae, is leaving his post to return to the UK. He has also stepped down from the board with immediate effect, the healthcare recruiter announced Tuesday.The firm has seen tough market conditions in Australia where falling demand for healthca...


Japan – Technical recruiter Trust Tech downgrades forecasts

15 April 2013

Japanese technical recruiter Trust Tech Inc. (2154:JA) has released a new earnings forecast on Friday with the firm downgrading its financial performance. The firm specialises in staffing, outsourcing and contracting services across the engineering and manufacturing sectors.It now expects revenue...


China – Economic growth slows in first quarter

15 April 2013

China's economic growth slowed surprisingly in the first three months of the year, official data by the country’s national statistics office shows today. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by an annual 7.7% in the first quarter, down from 7.9% in the previous quarter.The results were below analyst...


Argentina – Employers to increase pay

15 April 2013

A new survey by Adecco Argentina found that the majority of companies plan to increase salary levels this year with a further 26% intending to increase headcount in 2013. But 18% still plan to cut their workforce this year.The survey of over 100 companies found that 88% of employers want to raise...


Around the web – Labour Solutions Australia to drive revenue

15 April 2013

Australian staffing firm Labour Solutions Australia is expected to make revenues of over AUD 100 million (USD 105 million) in the 2014 financial year, the Sydney Morning Herald writes. Founder Andrew Northcott anticipates demand for blue collar workers to continue to rise.The firm currently has a...


Vietnam – Japanese recruiter acquires leading job board

12 April 2013

One of Japan’s top online recruiters, en-japan, will acquire leading Vietnamese recruitment service provider Navigos Group, the company behind what is considered to be the country’s largest job site, VietnamWorks.Metrics of the deal were not published. en-japan is expanding into Vietnam as the co...