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India – Teamlease IPO set to open in February

26 January 2016

Indian staffing firm TeamLease Services will hit the capital market early in February to raise an estimated INR 4.5 billion (USD 66.3 million) to 5 billion (USD 73.6 million) through an initial public offering (IPO), reports the Economic Times of India.

The IPO comprises fresh issue of shares worth...


Malaysia – Growth in technology boosts demand for IT professionals

26 January 2016

Recruitment in Malaysia will see a rise in the latter half of 2016 as jobseekers with in-demand talent within sectors such as IT look to receive a boost in salary, according to the latest annual Global Salary Survey from international recruitment firm Robert Walters.

For the first half of 2016, recruitment...


Vietnam – Businesses willing to hire experienced professionals to address skills shortages

25 January 2016

Businesses in Vietnam are more interested in hiring mid- to senior-level professionals with international experience in order to close the skills gap in 2016, according to the latest Global Salary Survey from Robert Walters in Vietnam.

"Sustained demand on the locally-based candidate pool as well...


Middle East – World Economic Forum launches new employment initiative

25 January 2016

The World Economic Forum has launched ‘The New Vision for Arab Employment’ initiative.

to help tackle the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region's high youth unemployment rate and address skills shortages.

The new initiative will aim to help train 100,000 individuals across the MENA region...


Brazil – Unemployment rate rises

25 January 2016

The unemployment rate in Brazil for the period ending in October 2015 increased to 9% compared to the previous three-month period and compared to 6.6% in the same period last year, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE).

The jobless rate recorded was the highest since...


China – Unemployment rate remains steady

22 January 2016

The registered urban unemployment rate in China remained at 4.05% at the end of 2015, unchanged from Q3 2015, according to China Daily.

 The Chinese government had aimed to keep the jobless rate below 4.5% in 2015.

According to Li Zhong, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social...


Taiwan – Jobless rate in 2015 falls to record lows

22 January 2016

The unemployment rate in Taiwan for 2015 fell to 3.78%, its lowest level in 15 years, according to statistics by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

The unemployment rate in 2015 was a drop compared to last year’s 3.96% and its lowest level since 2000 when unemployment...


Singapore – Most overseas workers keen to return home

22 January 2016

Competition for Singaporean talent is set to rise in 2016, increasing the demand for overseas workers, according to the latest annual Global Salary Survey from international recruitment firm Robert Walters. However, the survey shows that 82% of Singaporean workers are keen to return home.

 The...


World – Research shows countries that adopt smarter employment and recruitment regulation are more competitive

21 January 2016

According to research released today by the International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett), countries that have adopted smarter employment and recruitment regulation are more competitive.

The research showed that these countries enjoy better functioning labour markets with stronger...


Asia Pacific – Adecco survey reveals what children want to be when they grow up

21 January 2016

Adecco has conducted a survey in seven Asia-Pacific countries that asks children what they want to be when they grow up.

The seven countries polled included Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. Japan’s results revealed a different top choice compared to the others....