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Oman – Local workers opt for high-level companies

4 June 2014

Most Omani nationals are employed in high-level companies, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Manpower. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has classified companies into seven categories; namely Consultancy, International, Excellent, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4,...


Australia – Unskilled workers being ‘bumped’ out of the labour market

4 June 2014

There has been a shift across Australia over the past 30 years from permanent jobs, to part-time jobs, to casual jobs, according to abc.net.au. As a result of the increased flexibility in the labour market, young and unskilled workers are reportedly facing an uncertain future and at risk of a new...


South America – Hudson RPO extends offering

4 June 2014

Hudson RPO, the recruitment process outsourcing division of global talent solutions provider Hudson, announces the launch of two new offerings to serve its clients across the Americas: Executive Search Services and Recruitment Hubs Solutions.Tony Martin, Executive Vice President of...


Asia – Ciett broadens its membership base in SE Asia

3 June 2014

At the Ciett General Assembly in Brussels last month, Ciett members voted to add three new members to the international confederation;  PALSCON from the Philippines (http://www.palscon.org/), ABADI from Indonesia and VEAF from Vietnam (whose websites are still under construction). Ciett now...


Australia - Young jobless 'have an attitude problem'

3 June 2014

Almost 40% of employers believe the poor attitude of young jobless Australians is severely impacting their job prospects, a major survey reported in The Australian has found. About half the employers said the best action many young people could take to enhance their employment prospects was to im...


Oman – More than 390 workers arrested for violating Omani labour law

3 June 2014

A total 393 workers were held after being found violating the labour law during the period from 25 to 31 May, according to the weekly report of the joint inspection team at the Ministry of Manpower (MoM).The violators included 311 commercial workers, 26 farm workers and 56 housemaids and their eq...


New Zealand - Jobseekers in high pursuit of new roles

3 June 2014

Jobseeker activity in New Zealand is expected to remain healthy over the next 12 months, with many professionals likely to seek a new role in the coming year, according to the 2014 Michael Page New Zealand Employee Intentions Report. The report reveals 50% of surveyed professionals are very...


Australia – Coalition plans to remove Visa curbs on offshore workers

2 June 2014

Visa requirements proposed for foreign workers on offshore resource projects are to be eased, as the Abbott government seeks to bypass the Senate and introduce new arrangements through regulation.The Coalition has failed to repeal legislation, due to come into operation next month, which was intr...


Singapore – 4 out of 5 workers are unhappy with wages

2 June 2014

In the first half of this year, Singapore was named the costliest city in the world for expatriates. In light of those findings, JobStreet.com conducted a survey recently to find out how the cost of living is affecting Singaporeans.The results show that 31% said that their salary can cover their...


UAE – List of ‘superior’ private recruitment agencies to be announced

2 June 2014

Ajman’s Labour Office held a special seminar last week, hosting a number of private recruitment agency owners and associates. The forum discussed problems and constraints of the industry in order to improve their level of performance.In order to improve the service and reputation of recruitment a...