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Hong Kong – Recruiters could face jail for breaching job advertising regulations

22 July 2014

The number of "blind" recruitment adverts circulating in Hong Kong, those that do not identify the employer or their recruitment agency, has led to growing concern about the possible unscrupulous collection and use of the personal data of job applicants, reports The South China Morning...


Jamaica – Overseas recruiters warned to become compliant

22 July 2014

The Jamaican Ministry of Labour and Social Security is urging overseas employment agencies to become compliant with the regulations governing the sector, reports The Jamaica Observer.At a recent overseas employment agency session, Sydney Bartley Director General of the Ministry of Labour, told th...


Australia – Unions fight back against government’s budget cuts

22 July 2014

Unions will seek to shield Australian workers from the Abbott government’s budget by pushing through workplace claims to pass additional costs onto employers, reports the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).Dave Oliver, National Secretary of ACTU, stated: “More than four million Australian...


India – Info Edge reports Q1 growth

21 July 2014

Info Edge (India) Ltd (INFOE: IN), which owns job board Naukri.com, reported revenue for the first quarter ending 30 June 2014 of INR 1.6 billion (USD 26.5 million), an increase of +18% compared with INR 1.3 billion (USD 21.6 million) a year ago.The company reported a profit before tax of INR 570...


Malawi – New job board launched

21 July 2014

A job board called Myjobo.com has been launched in Malawi, which will provide free job advertising to companies and a free job searching service to jobseekers, reports nyasatimes.com.Geoggrey Banda, Operations Director for Myjobo.com, said: “[The site will offer] a wealth of benefits outside form...


South Africa – Growing risk of jobs and professionals leaving to greener pastures

21 July 2014

South Africa risks losing more businesses and skilled young people because of rating downgrades, a potential recession, and persistent labour unrest, economists and emigration economic experts have warned, reported bdlive.co.za.Ratings agencies Moody’s and Fitch are expected to downgrade South Af...


UAE – Professional job opportunities on the rise

21 July 2014

There was a +5% increase in the number of professional jobs across the United Arab Emirates during the second quarter, compared with the same period last year, according to the Morgan McKinley Employment Monitor. Compared with the previous quarter, there was an increase of +21%.There was an incre...


India – Aviation recruitment to take off

18 July 2014

Despite weak demand for air travel and mounting losses at airlines, recruitment in the aviation sector is set to take off, according to The Economic Times of India. As new carriers enter the market, more routes are added, new airports are built and others are modernised, employment opportunities...


China – Foreign workers given environmental pay rise

18 July 2014

As more and more foreign workers avoid China because of its air pollution problem, multinational companies are offering their expatriate workers generous hazard pay to encourage them to stay, reports chinatopix.com.According to the Asian Financial Review, soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has disclosed...


Australia: SEEK boss fears more jobs will be lost to robots

18 July 2014

Andrew Bassat, CEO and Co-Founder of Australian job board SEEK, has warned that more people will lose their jobs and will have fewer opportunities to find work, as businesses increasingly replace labour with technology, reports The Daily Mail.Speaking at the B20 (Business 20) Summit in Sydney, Mr...