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Japan – CareerLink net sales jump

12 April 2013

Tokyo-headquartered staffing firm Careerlink Co Ltd (6070:TYO) today reported that net sales for the 2012 financial year, ended in February, jumped +16.4% to JPY 17.90 billion (USD 179.65 million), compared to JPY 15.37 billion (USD 154.26 million) in the prior year.Operating income was JPY 1.03...


Australia – Hays reports hottest jobs this quarter

12 April 2013

Insurance professionals, childcare staff and energy maintenance workers are among the candidates in hottest demand in the second quarter of 2013, according to a new report by Hays Australia. This shows pockets of shortages for specific skills in a number of sectors including banking, childcare an...


Webinar – Introduction to the contingent workforce in the Middle East

12 April 2013

Join us for a tour around the contingent markets of the Middle East to learn about cultural attitudes towards flexible working, key market trends and legislative developments. To register, click here.When: Wednesday 17 April, 3 pm GMT (10 am EDT / 4pm EST / 11 pm Singapore time)The Middle East is...


Australia – Unemployment jumps unexpectedly

11 April 2013

Australia’s jobless rate has jumped to its highest level in over three years and analysts expect unemployment to rise further. According to the latest government data published today, the unemployment rate rose to 5.6% in March, up from 5.4% in February. This is the highest rate since November 20...


India – Recruit invests in online retailer

11 April 2013

Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings Co. has made  a significant investment in Snapdeal, India’s largest online shopping site. Along with eBay, Recruit is now one of the main investors in Snapdeal with the funding estimated to range between USD 30 million and USD 50 million, according to...


Australia – Job ads remain steady in March

11 April 2013

New job ad figures released today from Australian job board, Seek, show that the number of job ads rose marginally in March by +0.3%. Despite a surprising increase in unemployment last month, the recruiter said that this points to a continuation of a stable job environment, particularly across Ne...


Webinar – Introduction to the contingent workforce in the Middle East

11 April 2013

Join us for a tour around the contingent markets of the Middle East to learn about cultural attitudes towards flexible working, key market trends and legislative developments. To register, click here.When: Wednesday 17 April, 3 pm GMT (10 am EDT / 4pm EST / 11 pm Singapore time)The Middle East is...


Australia – Job opportunities in financial sector plummet

10 April 2013

Australia’s financial services job opportunities plummeted by over a third (-34%) in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. This was the largest decline experienced across the leading global financial centres, according to latest jobs barometer from professional career sit...


South Africa – 33,000 jobs shed in March, finds Adcorp

10 April 2013

South Africa’s economy last month shed 33,202 jobs with employment declining by -2.1% in March when compared to a year ago. The latest research by local staffing firm Adcorp found that mainly permanent, full-time workers suffered from the job losses.The retail and wholesale trade and manufacturin...


South Korea – Employment picks up, unemployment falls

10 April 2013

Unemployment in South Korea dropped in March from the prior month with job creation picking up significantly during the month, government data showed on Wednesday. Statistics Korea said that the seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 3.2% in March from 3.5% in February.The unadjusted unemployme...