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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...


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...