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Japan – JAC Recruitment reports strong revenue and profit growth

28 April 2015

Japanese staffing firm JAC Recruitment (2124: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 2.5 billion (USD 20.8 million). An increase of 13.4% compared with JPY 2.2 billion (USD 18.3 million) during the same period last year.   Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change...


Japan – Quick Co achieves revenue and profit growth

28 April 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Quick Co. (4318: JP) reported revenue for the full year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 11.3 billion (USD 94.7 million). An increase of 10.6% compared with JPY 10.2 billion (USD 85.7 million) the previous year.   FY 2014 FY 2013 Change Revenue JPY 1...


Japan – Yume Technology reports strong engineering outsourcing growth

28 April 2015

Japanese outsourcing services company Yume Technology (2458: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 2.3 billion (USD 19 million). An increase of 22.1% compared with JPY 1.9 billion (USD 15.6 million) during the same period last year.   H1 2015 H1 2014...


Asia – Job advertising volumes up by a fifth in Q1

28 April 2015

Hiring activity in Asia picked up in Q1 2015, with job advertising volumes up 22% compared with a year ago, according to the latest Robert Walters Asia Job Index.Japan led the regional growth, as the shortage of professional talent continued to spur job advertising. South Korea also saw a lift in...


Australia – Ashley Services downgrades earnings forecast

27 April 2015

Australian training and labour hire company Ashley Services (ASH: ASX) today advised that the company’s half-year EBITDA forecast has been reduced to between AUD 21 million (USD 16.4 million) and AUD 23 million (USD 18.0 million), against earlier guidance of AUD 29.3 million (USD 22.9 million).Th...


China – Job creation rate slowing

27 April 2015

Urban employment in China held up in the first quarter even as economic growth slowed to a six-year low, reports khaleejtimes.com. However, the labour ministry warned that authorities cannot be “blindly optimistic” as the pace of job creation is slowing.The urban unemployment rate was at 4.05% at...


Korea – Thousands strike against labour reforms

27 April 2015

Thousands of South Korean workers and civil servants rallied in Seoul on Friday in response to a nationwide general strike call against government labour reforms, reports zeenews.india.com.The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) said more than 260,000 people across the country p...


Australia – Majority of women and half of men believe having children impacts career progress

27 April 2015

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of women believe having a child impacts a person’s ability to achieve career goals, compared with slightly more than half of men (53%), according to recent research from Morgan McKinley Australia.The poll of 873 professionals revealed some of the reasons why, despite a...


World – Protiviti and Technology divisions boost Robert Half’s results

24 April 2015

Robert Half (RHI: NYSE), the US-based international professional staffing firm, yesterday reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of USD 1.2 billion, an increase of 11.1% compared with USD 1.1 billion in Q1 2014. (millions) Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change Revenue U...


South Africa – VMA Group opens first regional office

24 April 2015

Corporate and marketing communications recruitment firm VMA Group has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, marking its eighth global practice and first in Africa. The new office adds significant reach for local and multinational organisations operating across the Africa markets. T...