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Australia – Skills gap could get worse, as majority would consider jobs overseas

23 June 2014

Australia is at risk of losing top talent to overseas markets as 70% admit that they would consider a job opportunity overseas, according to the May 2014 Morgan McKinley Australia survey. The survey analysed candidate responses on their current outlook, job satisfaction, and expectations with reg...


Brazil – World Cup creates 200,000 temporary jobs

23 June 2014

The FIFA World Cup is expected to generate one million jobs across Brazil, of which 200,000 will be temporary, according to figures released by the economic research institute Fipe, reports news.oneindia.in.The tournament, which is taking place across 12 cities, is also expected to inject BRL 30...


China – 51Job increases size of share repurchase

20 June 2014

Chinese job board and HR provider 51Job Inc. (JOBS: NSDQ) announced at its extraordinary general meeting today that shareholders approved the increase in the size of the share repurchase programme to USD 75 million.The initial share repurchase programme was approved by shareholders on 30 Septembe...


Australia – Further mining jobs losses reported

20 June 2014

Employment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have revealed the mining industry has lost 6,600 workers nationwide in the three months to May 2014, reports ferret.com.au. New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, however, reported growth in the number full-time mining positions....


Iraq – Indian nurses eager to return to work despite growing tensions

20 June 2014

Despite reports that 46 Indian nurses are stranded in a hospital in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, currently under the control of ISIS insurgents, some Indian nurses are still eager to return to the country to work, reports The BBC.One nurse, Sindhu, who was visiting family in India, is aware that the...


Hong Kong – Private sector employment reports growth

20 June 2014

Total employment in the private sector across Hong Kong rose by +1.9% in March 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the figures from the Census and Statistics Department. The total number of vacancies was 77,790, representing a decrease of -3% compared with last ye...


Vietnam – English language ability behind other Southeast Asian countries

20 June 2014

Jobseekers in Vietnam rank fourth out of five countries across Southeast Asia in English language proficiency, according to the results of the English Language Assessment (JELA) conducted by job board Jobstreet, reports english.vietnamnet.vn.The 20-minute assessment for jobseekers from Singapore,...


India – Face-to-face interviews trump video interviews

20 June 2014

The majority of organisations across India rely on face-to-face interviews and personal interactions when hiring candidates, using technology for initial screening only, reports business-standard.com.A survey by job board TimesJobs.com revealed that: "82% of the organisations still rely on f...


Australia – Plans to levy recruitment firms with payroll tax criticised

19 June 2014

Andrew Barr, the Treasurer of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), announced that he is considering delaying his budget changes to payroll tax by a few months, but companies hit hard by the change say that's not enough, reports The Canberra Times.Online89, a recruitment firm that bids for IT c...


Kuwait – Draft bill proposed for tougher penalties for recruitment violators

19 June 2014

A draft law has been submitted to amend article 138 of the Private Sector Labour Law to impose tougher penalties on those proven to have violated recruitment regulations, reports arabtimesonline.com.MP Kamil Al-Awadhi, the author of the proposal, submitted the draft in a bid to protect the rights...