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India – Online recruitment up by +11% in April

9 May 2014

Online recruitment in India rose by +11% in April, year-on-year, indicating that the positive trend for job opportunities will continue in the coming months, according to job board Monster.com, reports siliconindia.com.There has been a consistent improvement in online recruitment since the start...


Singapore – Women, retirees, and ex-cons needed in the labour market

9 May 2014

In Singapore’s notoriously tight labour market, employers need a change of mind-set in order to stay afloat as the manpower crunch becomes a fixture of economic restructuring, reports The Straits Times.The raising of levies and the imposition of higher salary criteria for foreigners to qualify fo...


Japan – Meitec revenue up but income falters

8 May 2014

Japanese engineering staffing firm Meitec Corp (9744: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2014 of JPY 74.9 billion (USD 736.7 million), an increase of +6.5%, compared with JPY 70.3 billion (USD 691.5 million) last year.The company reported an operating income of JPY 7 billion (USD 6...


World – Weak North America impacts Kelly’s Q1

8 May 2014

US-based international recruitment firm Kelly Services (KELYA: NASDQ) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2014 of USD 1.33 billion, an increase of +1.2% compared with USD 1.31 billion last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +2.5% to USD 222.3 million, up from USD 216.9 mi...


World – CDI Corp’s Q1 revenues rise but operating profits fall

8 May 2014

US-based engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp (CDI: NYSE) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2014 of USD 276.3 million, an increase of +3% compared with USD 269.5 million last year.Gross profit for the period rose marginally by +1% to USD 50.8 million, up from USD...


Australia – Recruitment industry lobbies against unfair visa programme

8 May 2014

The recruitment industry, in its submission to the Independent Review of Integrity in the Subclass 457 Programme, is calling on the Australian government to no longer require on-hire labour companies to enter into a Labour Agreement before they can secure visas for skilled overseas workers.The 45...


Australia – Job creation outpaces forecast, unemployment may have peaked

8 May 2014

Job growth in Australia outpaced expectations for a third consecutive month during April, providing further evidence that unemployment may have peaked far earlier and lower than even optimists had expected, reports brecorder.com.The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reported that 14,200 new j...


Asia – Robert Walters: Economic recovery boosting job growth

7 May 2014

The Asian economy saw signs of recovery during Q1 2014, as figures from the countries included in the Robert Walters’ Asia Job Index showed largely positive annual growth compared with Q1 2013.Across the region, there was an overall increase of +23% in job volumes compared with last year. The gre...


Australia – SEEK affirms profit guidance

7 May 2014

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: AU) announced yesterday that it is on track to meet its guidance for the second half of the 2013/14 financial year, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Andrew Bassat, Chief Executive of SEEK, said that he expects net profit for the second half of the year to exceed...


Middle East – NES Global expands regional presence

7 May 2014

Technical manpower specialist NES Global Talent announced today that it is expanding in the Middle East in order to take advantage of oil and gas opportunities across the region; in locations including Iraq, Kurdistan, and Abu Dhabi.The company recently opened a second office in the Iraq region....