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Australia – Softer than expected employment report

15 October 2015

A softer-than-expected Australian employment report was released today, with some slowing in jobs growth by early 2016 now expected, according to Justin Fabo, Senior Economist at ANZ Bank, reports fxstreet.com.

“A mixed but overall soft report,” Mr Fabo commented. “The fall in employment in September...


Australia – Freelancer given regulatory approval to acquire Escrow

15 October 2015

Freelancer (FLN: ASX), the Australia-based freelance platform, today received confirmation of final regulatory approvals for the acquisition of Escrow.com from all of the required regulators in the US.

Headquartered in California, Escrow.com is a provider of secure online payments and online transaction...


Tanzania – NGOs, financial services, and logistics sectors creating most jobs

15 October 2015

The non-governmental organisations (NGOs), financial services, and distribution/logistics sectors created the most jobs in Tanzania during September 2015, according to a report from African job board EverJobs, reports dailynews.co.tz.

Florens Roell, Country Manager of Tanzania for EverJobs, advised that...


India – Banks hiring technology professionals over finance staff

14 October 2015

Banks are realigning their recruitment strategies to suit their increasingly technology-reliant requirements, as a result of the digital wave sweeping across India, reports business-standard.com.

The head of HR at one bank advised that the focus in no longer on hiring talent from other banks but has moved...


Korea – Monster completes JobKorea sale

14 October 2015

Global job board Monster Worldwide (MWW: NYSE) yesterday announced the completion of the sale of its remaining stake in its South Korean job board JobKorea. Monster sold its 50.01% stake to private equity firm H&Q Korea for approximately USD 85 million.

In December 2013, H&Q Korea acquired 49.99%...


Australia – Chinese trade agreement must protect local jobs

14 October 2015

Talks are to be held between Australia’s Turnbull government and the opposition Labour Party to ensure the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) does not jeopardise employment opportunities for Australian workers, reports ibtimes.com.au.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said talks would ensure...


Australia – Benefits hidden from employees

14 October 2015

One-in-five finance professionals don’t know what benefits their companies offer, according to new research from specialist finance recruiter Marks Sattin, an Experis company.

Given that the vast majority of companies offer at least some form of staff benefits, this statistic indicates that these are...


India – Online hiring activity up again in September

13 October 2015

There was an 18% increase in online hiring activity across India during September 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the Job Speak Index from job board Naukri.com.

Growth was driven by the Telecommunications, Media, and Entertainment, IT-enabled-Services, IT Software, and Automotive...


Singapore – Construction sector launches foreign worker job portal

13 October 2015

An online job portal for foreign construction workers is one of the new initiatives launched to drive up productivity in Singapore’s construction sector, reports The Straits Times.

The Singapore Contractors Association (Scal), launched the Foreign Construction Worker Directory System today, will enable...


Africa – Job board WorkinAfrica launched

13 October 2015

A new job board, WorkinAfrica, has been launched to connect people with jobs across Africa. In addition to the usual job board features, the platform also provides an embedded salary calculator, reports disrupt-africa.com.

It also features tests, quizzes, and contests; as well as an integrated gamification...