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Brazil – Legislative changes expected to benefit the outsourcing sector

21 July 2015

Outsourcing service providers in Brazil claimed their first victory after more than 10 years campaigning following the approval, by Brazil’s House of Representatives in April 2015, of Bill 4.330/2004, which overturns existing legislation (Precedent 331) limiting the use of outsourcing to non-core...


Vietnam – Manufacturing industry set to create jobs

21 July 2015

The goods processing and manufacturing industry is expected to gain ground and expand its workforce through the rest of 2015, according to a labour market update by Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs and the country’s General Statistics Office, reports en.vietnamplus.vn.Ma...


India – Demand for senior professionals up but overall demand for staff dips

20 July 2015

Demand for professionals with over 20 years’ experience jumped by 14% between May and June 2015, after remaining relatively stagnant since January 2015, according to the latest Recruitex survey from India job board TimesJobs.com.Vivek Madhukar, COO of TimesJobs.com, commented: “We are seeing the...


Japan – New system to be launched to fill IT skills shortages with graduates from India and Vietnam

20 July 2015

Japan’s Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry plans to launch a system next financial year that will help recent Asian university graduates and others invited to Japan find employment in an effort to alleviate the shortage of information technology professionals, reports thestar.com.my.The ministr...


Malaysia – New Employment Pass category announced

20 July 2015

Malaysia’s Expatriate Services Division (ESD) has announced that it has launched a new employment pass category, effective from 15 July 2015, reports relocatemagazine.com.The new category, to be known as EPIII (Employment Pass III), allows work to be carried out for a monthly salary of less than...


India – Forcing companies to disclose gender pay gaps would boost earnings parity

20 July 2015

Forcing companies in India to disclose gender pay gaps would result in greater earnings parity between male and female workers, according to HR experts, reports business-standard.com.With India having already taken steps toward mandating that companies place a woman on the corporate board, an ini...


Singapore – Contract hiring helping to stem the talent shortage

17 July 2015

Contract employment is on the rise across Singapore, with hiring managers using contract workers to address challenges in permanent headcount approvals, according to the latest Singapore Contracting Survey from recruitment firm Robert Walters.A survey of 300 local professionals found that the maj...


New Zealand – Demand for labour weakening

17 July 2015

Demand for labour continues to ease across New Zealand, but is growing in Auckland and Hawke's Bay on the North Island, according to the latest job advertising data from ANZ Bank, reports guide2.co.nz.Total job advertising fell by 0.6% in June (seasonally adjusted), meaning job advert numbers hav...


Australia – Temporary and contract roles buoying transport and logistics sector

17 July 2015

The number of jobs advertised in Australia’s Transport, Logistics & Supply Chain (TLSC) sector increased by 12.6% in June 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the Labourforce/Impex TLSC Index from recruitment firm Labourforce.The Index reported an increase of 1.1% in Jun...


Australia – Alexander Mann Solutions launches RPO offering in country

17 July 2015

Talent acquisition and management services provider Alexander Mann Solutions announced the launch of RPO Accelerate in the Australian market. The recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) option delivers a full end-to-end RPO service. The solution provides a fully-managed outsourcing p...