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India – Jump in mobile phone job applications

29 April 2015

Nearly half of companies said between 10% and 20% of the job applications they received in financial year 2014-15 came from mobile phones, up from less than 10% last year, according to a survey from Indian job board TimesJobs.com.

The change follows a jump in smartphone sales. With almost the entire...

India – Technical talent notoriously difficult to recruit

29 April 2015

Technical talent in India is "notoriously" difficult to access and recruit as one in two employers in the country struggle to hire such personnel, according to a survey from Monster, reports profit.ndtv.com.

According to the global job board, around 55% of the respondents said their recruitment...

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
Revenue ...

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 11,279.6...

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 Change...

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 job...

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).


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 participated...

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 all...