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World – Two-thirds of jobseekers would take a job abroad

8 October 2014

Almost two in every three jobseekers around the world would move abroad for work, a startlingly high proportion that says a lot about the evolving marketplace for talent, according to a new study by management consultancy The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and The Network, a global alliance...


Australia – Businesses accused of charging overseas workers for visa sponsorship

8 October 2014

Australia’s Federal Government has launched a national campaign to investigate claims that businesses are forcing migrant workers to pay for sponsorship under the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) scheme, reports sbs.com.au. Some foreign workers claim that they have been asked to...


Australia – Unions angry that major infrastructure project is recruiting from overseas

8 October 2014

Unions have expressed their shock and disappointment at reports that foreign workers on Temporary Work (Skilled) 457 visas will be used to build the East West Link, one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the state of Victoria’s history.The East West Link is an 18 kilometre tolled freeway,...


Australia – Peoplebank sets sights on Malaysian market

7 October 2014

Peoplebank, the Australian supplier of contract technology workers is hitching a ride on the booming pan-Asian IT market, as large global companies shift their shared services and technology development into Asia, reports afr.com. Peoplebank will expand its Asian presence with a new off...


India – Recruiters expect 2007-style recruitment boom

7 October 2014

Recruiters across India believe that, over the next few months, recruitment across the country will return to levels not seen since pre-recession 2007, reports The Economic Times of India. Ajit Isaac, Chairman and Managing Director of Bangalore-based IKYA Human Capital solutions, commented:...


ASEAN – The impact of the ASEAN Economic Community on the labour market

7 October 2014

With the 2015 deadline fast approaching, discussions about the impact of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community’s (AEC) impact on employment are heating up, reports establishmentpost.com. Scheduled to come into force on 31 December 2015, the AEC will set up a s...


Australia – Unions push to give casual workers right to permanent status

7 October 2014

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is pushing to give more than two million casual workers the right to become permanent employees. Casual workers in Australia have no guaranteed hours of work, usually work irregular hours, don’t get paid sick or annual leave, and their employment can...


Saudi Arabia – Saudisation policy failing

7 October 2014

The recruitment of nearly 1.2 million foreign workers over the past year has hampered the Kingdom’s nationalisation initiatives, according to Saudi economists, reports arabnews.com. Economist Abdullah Al-Maghlouth commented: “We recruit about 1.2 million foreign workers annually at a time wh...


Japan – Recruit sets IPO share price at top end of range

6 October 2014

Following reports last week that Recruit Holdings had set a tentative price range of JPY 2,800 (USD 25.51) to JPY 3,100 (USD 28.24) per share for its initial public offering, scheduled for 16 October 2014, the company has announced that its share price will be JPY 3,100.The decision by Recruit to...


Japan – J-Com Holdings reports revenue growth

6 October 2014

Japanese recruitment firm J-Com Holdings Ltd (2462: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 August 2014 of JPY 4.4 billion (USD 40 million), an increase of +39.9% from JPY 3.1 billion (USD 28.2 million) during the same period last year.The company reported operating profit of JPY 99...