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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...


Japan – Jobs still available for full-time workers despite labour shortage

18 July 2014

Labour shortages are becoming an increasingly serious problem in Japan, particularly for those sectors where there is a lack of manpower and rising wage costs have resulted in lost sales and even bankruptcy, reports The Japan Times.In May, the unemployment rate hit a 16-year low of 3.5% and the r...


Japan – Altech upgrades H1 earnings forecast

17 July 2014

Technical staffing firm Altech Corp (4641: JP) has upwardly revised its H1 2014 forecast for the six months ending 30 June 2014. The company had previously expected to report revenue for the period of JPY 9.3 billion (USD 91.4 million), this has since been revised to JPY 9.65 billion (USD 94.9 mi...


Latin America – Limited access to technology hampering recruitment

17 July 2014

Latin America is a region of entrepreneurs and small businesses; with 60% of employees working for companies with five or fewer employees. Latin America, however, is not as well recognised for technical innovation.Access to technology across the region is limited, with growth rates in adoption an...


Nepal – Recruitment companies banned from sending workers to Qatar

17 July 2014

The Nepali Embassy in Qatar has banned 55 recruitment agencies from supplying workers to Qatar after they charged higher fees than the maximum amount fixed by the government and failed to ensure wages and employment, reports ekantipur.com.The Embassy’s Labour Attaché Indra Dev Pandey, commented:...


Hong Kong – Surprise rise in unemployment as labour market remains tight

17 July 2014

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Hong Kong was 3.2% between April and June, up from 3.1% between March and May, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.Underemployment, those working in jobs below their education or qualification level, remained uncha...


Australia – Business leaders must cut regulation and remove barriers to grow jobs

16 July 2014

World business leaders say they have a plan for global jobs growth but governments must commit to cutting regulations and knocking down trade barriers, reports The Daily Mail. Four hundred global business leaders have gathered for the Business 20 (B20) summit in Sydney to finalise their recommend...