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Australia – B20 recommends better access to agency work to create jobs

23 July 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) has welcomed the B20’s (Business 20) recommendations to the G20, which were launched at the B20 summit in Sydney last week.The business community is calling for structural reforms to increase flexibility and improve business c...


Australia – Huge ICT skills shortage in the next five years

23 July 2014

A new survey by IT recruitment firm Greythorn suggests that the Australian information technology sector is heading towards a huge skills shortage within the next five years, reports zdnet.com.The survey of nearly 3,000 IT professionals, which was carried out during May 2014, found that the propo...


Qatar – Labour laws reformed but controversial sponsorship system remains in place

22 July 2014

Qatar's government has announced labour market reforms designed to improve the treatment of foreign workers, although some of its most controversial practices remain in place, reports ibitimes.co.uk.New measures include restrictions on working outdoors in the hottest hours during the summer and a...


Hong Kong – Recruiters could face jail for breaching job advertising regulations

22 July 2014

The number of "blind" recruitment adverts circulating in Hong Kong, those that do not identify the employer or their recruitment agency, has led to growing concern about the possible unscrupulous collection and use of the personal data of job applicants, reports The South China Morning...


Jamaica – Overseas recruiters warned to become compliant

22 July 2014

The Jamaican Ministry of Labour and Social Security is urging overseas employment agencies to become compliant with the regulations governing the sector, reports The Jamaica Observer.At a recent overseas employment agency session, Sydney Bartley Director General of the Ministry of Labour, told th...


Australia – Unions fight back against government’s budget cuts

22 July 2014

Unions will seek to shield Australian workers from the Abbott government’s budget by pushing through workplace claims to pass additional costs onto employers, reports the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU).Dave Oliver, National Secretary of ACTU, stated: “More than four million Australian...


India – Info Edge reports Q1 growth

21 July 2014

Info Edge (India) Ltd (INFOE: IN), which owns job board Naukri.com, reported revenue for the first quarter ending 30 June 2014 of INR 1.6 billion (USD 26.5 million), an increase of +18% compared with INR 1.3 billion (USD 21.6 million) a year ago.The company reported a profit before tax of INR 570...


Malawi – New job board launched

21 July 2014

A job board called Myjobo.com has been launched in Malawi, which will provide free job advertising to companies and a free job searching service to jobseekers, reports nyasatimes.com.Geoggrey Banda, Operations Director for Myjobo.com, said: “[The site will offer] a wealth of benefits outside form...


South Africa – Growing risk of jobs and professionals leaving to greener pastures

21 July 2014

South Africa risks losing more businesses and skilled young people because of rating downgrades, a potential recession, and persistent labour unrest, economists and emigration economic experts have warned, reported bdlive.co.za.Ratings agencies Moody’s and Fitch are expected to downgrade South Af...


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...