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Argentina - Adecco closes 2013 with a positive balance

18 November 2013

In a video posted on Youtube last week, Paul Liotti, Marketing and Communication Manager of Adecco Argentina, outlined the current company position and its plans for 2014.Adecco has been present in Argentina for 31 years. It has more than 70 branches located in major cities and has 7 business uni...


Australia – Coverage of the Freelancer IPO around the web

18 November 2013

Following Australian online jobs board Freelancer Limited (ASX:FLN)  strong initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, a number of interesting resources about the company have emerged.These included Freelancer’s CEO & Chairman Matt Barrie outlining the job outsourcing compan...


Australia – Freelancer makes strong debut at IPO

15 November 2013

Australian online jobs board Freelancer.com make a strong debut following its initial public offering (IPO) today, surging as much as +400% at one point as investors scrambled to buy shares. Freelancer raised approximately AUD 17.6 million (USD 16.4 million) by selling 35.1 million shares, the eq...


Australia – Confessions of a former recruiter

15 November 2013

In an exposé a former recruiter, who previously worked at three different recruitment agencies, has spoken about what happens behind the closed doors of the cut throat industry, reports news.com.au.The former recruiter, who chose not be reveal their identity, spoke openly about the tactics used b...


Nigeria – Election Commission warns of fake recruitment website

15 November 2013

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is seeking the arrest and prosecution of those who have set up a fake website claiming to be recruiting workers for the INEC, reports itwebafrica.com.Kayode Idowu, the electoral body’s chief press secretary, said: “[The] INEC has already...


South Korea – Job numbers rise for fifth consecutive month

15 November 2013

Some mixed signals were announced for the South Korean job market yesterday, as the number of new job openings in Korea rose for the fifth consecutive month in October, while conversely unemployment rose among young job seekers, reports arirang.co.kr.Statistics Korea says that new jobs were creat...


Japan – Human Holdings reports fallen profit

14 November 2013

Japanese staffing firm Human Holdings (2415: JP) reported revenue of JPY 27.5 billion (USD 276.4 million) for the six months ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +7.2% compared with JPY 25.7 billion (USD 258.3 million) last year. The company does not operate solely as a staffing business...


New Zealand – AWF Group struggles in difficult market

14 November 2013

New Zealand-based blue collar temporary staffing provider AWF Group (AWF: NZ) reported revenue for the six months to the end of September 2013 of NZD 62.5 million (USD 51.4 million), an increase of +0.9% compared with NZD 61.9 million (USD 51 million) last year.The company reported a fall of -20%...


Japan – PA Co profit impacted by increased costs

14 November 2013

Japan-based temporary staffing firm PA Co. Ltd., (4766: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 1.05 billion (USD 10.6 million), an increase of +13% compared with JPY 933 million (USD 9.4 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 110 milli...


Indonesia – Labourers protest over use of outsourcing

14 November 2013

Thousands of workers staged a rally outside the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises today over the continued use of outsourced and contract labour by government-owned companies, a practice that has been banned in most sectors, reports the Jakarta Globe.Mudhofir, President of the Indonesian Prospe...