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Brazil – Training an important factor for temporary Christmas work

17 July 2013

There were 157,000 temporary workers employed across Brazil for Christmas work during 2012, an increase of +7% compared with 2011. Job seekers thinking ahead to temporary employment opportunities this Christmas can improve their chances of selection by investing in further training.“The industry...


Singapore – Demand rising for finance and accounting staff

16 July 2013

Companies in Singapore are actively recruiting accounting, finance and financial services professionals as part of their growth plans.  New research released today by finance and accounting recruitment firm Robert Half has found that nearly four in 10 firms plan to increase the number of acc...


World – OECD: Unemployment to remain high

16 July 2013

Unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest, according to a new OECD report. The Employment Outlook 2013 says that the jobless rates will fall only slightly over the next 18 months; from 8% in May 2013 to 7.8% at the end of 2014....


Hong Kong – Finance and accounting jobs to rise in Q3

16 July 2013

Hong Kong businesses are optimistic about their growth prospects for Q3 of 2013, according to research revealed today by finance and accounting recruitment firm, Robert Half. This positive outlook extends to recruitment planning; with 43% of Hong Kong’s CFOs and finance directors in commerce and...


Pakistan – Worker numbers to rise in Malaysia

16 July 2013

The Pakistan High Commission in Malaysia is working with the Malaysian Ministry of Human Resources to ensure more employment opportunities for workers in the latter country.Dato’ Seri Zainal Rahim Bin Seman, Secretary General of the Ministry of Human Resources, said that Malaysian companies value...


Australia – Overseas skilled worker demand in Northern Territory

16 July 2013

Australia’s Northern Territory will have the highest demand for overseas skilled workers in the coming 12 months, according to AMMA, the Australian Mines and Metal Association.  In spite of the return to record levels of unemployment (5.7%), the AMMA Pit Crew Labour Market Index says that th...


Singapore – Q2 economic boost may not lift recruitment

15 July 2013

Labour economists and HR specialists doubt that Singapore’s economic growth will improve the already tight labour market, according to Channel News Asia. This is despite a +3.7% economic growth, compared with the same period last year.   According to Ronnie Tan, group executive vice pre...


Vietnam – Recruitment company and college unite to produce more skilled workers

15 July 2013

Vietnam’s goal that 80% of students graduating from IT, electronics, and telecommunications be work-place ready by 2020 is under threat. Recent statistics have shown that 72% of IT students lack practical experience, 42% have no teamwork skills, and 100% are unsure of their employment sector. Bus...


Middle East – Employees under increased pressure

15 July 2013

Economic constraints are increasing the strain on the employment market in the Middle East, according to recent research carried out by specialist recruitment provider, ReThink MEA. The survey was carried out with the intention of identifying current employment challenges across the region.Many p...


Hong Kong – Rising jobs vacancies hampering economic growth

15 July 2013

An acute labour shortage in certain sectors is hurting Hong Kong’s competitiveness and undermining its economic growth, according to the South China Morning Post. There are currently more than 14,000 vacancies in the food and beverage sector, 17,300 in social and personal services sector, and ove...