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China – Tax breaks extended to help job creation

30 April 2014

China’s Finance Ministry said yesterday that it would extend tax breaks for job creation, as the government seeks to boost the labour market, while the banking regulator warned slowing economic growth raised the risk of bad loans, reports gulf-times.com.

Beijing has repeatedly stressed that employment...

Argentina – Precarious employment remains a problem

29 April 2014

Precarious jobs remain a problem, especially for young people, with one in three Argentinian workers employed in the country’s ‘informal’ economy, reports The Buenos Aires Herald.

During the governments of the late Néstor Kirchner and his successor (and wife), President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner,...

New Zealand – Indian national refused entry for being overqualified in IT

29 April 2014

An Indian national with a Master’s degree in IT was refused the opportunity to apply for residence as a skilled migrant, despite holding a qualification that surpassed the job’s requirements, reports nzherald.co.nz.

Kiran Kalamraju lodged an expression of interest for permanent residence in New Zealand...

Australia – House price increases will see jobs growth

29 April 2014

With Australian house prices jumping by +10% last year, many businesses in the property sector have indicated that we will see jobs growth over the remainder of the year, according to recruitment firm Hays Property.

According to the Hays Quarterly Hotspots list of skills in demand, permanent jobs are...

India – Vast majority of jobs will come from the big cities

29 April 2014

Between 400,000 and 500,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the next two years in India’s major cities, according to global property consultant CBRE, reports The Economic Times of India.

Bangalore and the national capital region are expected to contribute more than half of the new jobs by the...

Australia – CoreStaff acquires executive search firm Beilby

28 April 2014

Darwin-based recruitment firm CoreStaff has acquired a 75% stake in Perth-based professional and executive recruitment firm Beilby for an undisclosed sum, reports The West Australian. CoreStaff said that the acquisition would allow it to provide hiring and recruitment services from the shop floor to...

Singapore – Foreign worker numbers to be lowered despite persistently tight labour market

28 April 2014

In his May Day message to Singaporeans ahead of Labour Day on Thursday, Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUS) urged employers to be better bosses, and told employees not to take job supply for granted, reports Channel News Asia.

Two-thirds of Singapore's workforce...

Nigeria – No refund for jobseekers caught up in deadly stampede

28 April 2014

Despite accepting responsibility for the recruitment event on 15 March 2014, during which 19 jobseekers died, Nigerian Interior Minister Abba Moro has advised that none of the jobseekers will be reimbursed for the costs of attending the event, reports primiumtimesng.com.

Each of the estimated 710,000...

China – Undergrads opting for employment over postgraduate degrees

28 April 2014

More college graduates in China are opting for work experience instead of advanced degrees, according to a survey from job board Zhaopin.com, reports China Daily European Edition. Analysts believe that this pragmatic approach, coupled with a record number of students graduating from college, is expected...

Brazil – Mother’s Day boosts temporary worker numbers

25 April 2014

In order to meet demand for Mother’s Day, the second biggest retail period in Brazil after Christmas, a total of 63,000 temporary workers will be recruited, reports sonoticias.com.br. The data from a survey commissioned by the Trade Union of Outsourcing and Temporary Work (Sindeprestem), who are members...