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Singapore – en world appoints Country Manager

26 August 2014

Japanese recruitment solutions company, en world group, announced today the appointment of Yusuke Nishino to the position of Country Manager of en world Singapore.Craig Saphin, President of en world Group, commented: "Singapore is a global financial and business hub and is a key market for m...


Australia - Demand for 457 visas plummeted

25 August 2014

Rising unemployment has dampened demand for migrant workers, with 40% fewer foreigners seeking visas last financial year, according to the daily newspaper The Australian. The number of foreigners applying for a four-year work visa fell below 50,000 during 2013-14.Thousands of migrant workers floc...


Australia - Government puts funds towards disability wage arrangements

25 August 2014

The Federal Government has announced AUD 173 million (USD 161 million) to help the supported employment sector work towards new wage arrangements for disability employees currently working in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs).This follows the suspension of the Business Services Wage Assess...


Vietnam - Investments in Laos boost job opportunities

25 August 2014

Vietnamese workers have been seeking employment opportunities in Laos in recent years, the figure is expected to exceed 20,000 by 2015, according to the Vietnamnet.vn news site.There are currently around 13,500 Vietnamese workers in Laos working on investment projects between the two countries.Ac...


Morocco - Retirement age raised to 65 by 2021

25 August 2014

The Moroccan government recently decided to raise the retirement age to 62 by 2015 and to 65 by 2021, according to the info site magharebia.com. It also referred a bill on reforming the pension systems to the Economic, Social and Environment Council for opinion.However, the August 7th decision, p...


Japan – Harvey Nash acquires executive recruiter Beaumont KK

22 August 2014

London-based recruitment firm Harvey Nash (HVN: LSE) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Beaumont KK, an executive recruitment company based in Tokyo, specialising in executive recruitment, leadership consulting, and assessment services in Japan, Singapore, and the Asia Pacif...


Singapore – SEEK commits to three-year price freeze to appease competition commission

22 August 2014

Australian job board SEEK Ltd (SEK: ASX), which is acquiring the entire online recruitment businesses of Malaysia-based JobStreet Corp Bhd, has given a three-year commitment to the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) not to enter into exclusive agreements with customers...


Australia – Ashley Services Group posts strong IPO debut

22 August 2014

Australian training, recruitment, and labour hire company Ashley Services Group (ASH: ASX) is the latest initial public offering from a family-run business to post a solid debut this year, reports The Age.The company got off to a strong start with the share price rising by +14.5% on yes...


UAE – Even hiring expats won’t stem the demand for IT workers

22 August 2014

Even if companies continue to hire expatriate workers, the transient work environment in the UAE will continue to make recruitment a challenge, with the rising need for IT professionals coupled with a short supply in local talent impeding organisations’ migration efforts towards emerging technolo...


Malaysia – JobStreet reports Q2 growth and sale of job board business

21 August 2014

Malaysian job board JobStreet Corporation Bhd. (JOBST: KLS) yesterday reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014 of MYR 51.3 million (USD 16.2 million), an increase of +10.3% from MYR 46.5 million (USD 14.7 million) a year ago.The company achieved a pretax profit of MYR 28.7 mill...