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Australia – Rise in jobs ads hits ninth consecutive month

9 March 2015

Job advertisements in Australia rose by 10.2% during February 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the ANZ Bank’s job ads survey. The latest rise marks the ninth consecutive monthly increase compared with last year.There were 0.9% more jobs advertised in February 2015, compa...


Vietnam – Gender discrimination prevalent in recruitment

9 March 2015

One-in-five job postings on Vietnam’s four largest job boards; Vietnamworks, JobStreet (owned by the Australian job board Seek), CareerBuilder, and CareerLink, between mid-November 2014 and mid-January 2015 specified gender requirements that were heavily skewed towards men according to the Intern...


Singapore – Labour market to tighten sharply as workforce growth slows

9 March 2015

Singapore’s labour market will tighten significantly in the future as growth in the local workforce slows dramatically, warned Minister for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin, reports straitstimes.com.Speaking during the debate about the Manpower Ministry's budget, Mr Tan said that local employment growth wi...


Malaysia – Half of workers to be skilled by 2020

9 March 2015

Malaysia’s Ministry of Human Resources has been entrusted to upskill the workers to ensure that at least half of the country’s labour force are considered “skilled” by 2020, reports theborneopost.com.The state Labour Department director August Buma said the present percentage of skilled workers i...


China – Revenue and profits up as 51job pursues acquisitions

6 March 2015

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job.Inc. (JOBS: NSDQ) reported total revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of RMB 528.6 million (USD 85.8 million), an increase of 11.9% compared with RMB 472.4 million (USD 76.6 million) during the same period last year.    Q4 2...


Japan – Recruit invests in US onboarding solutions firm

6 March 2015

Japan’s largest staffing firm Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) announced today that it has invested in US-based technology company All4Staff Inc., which offers an automated onboarding solution for the HR industry, reports cnbc.com.In January 2015, Recruit launched an HR Technology Fund, a strategic co...


Latin America – Job board Navent buys rival firm to strengthens its regional position

6 March 2015

Latin American job board and real estate website Navent has acquired the job board and real estate assets of rival Latin American firm Dridco.Dridco’s assets; which are spread across Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil, operate under the brands ZonaJobs, ZonaProp, and Tiqueimoveis.Navent alre...


Brazil – Ciett discusses appropriate staffing industry regulation during five-day visit

6 March 2015

During a five-day trip to Brazil, which concludes today, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) met with government and staffing industry leaders to discuss appropriate levels of regulation for the country’s employment and recruitment industry.Ciett Board members,...


New Zealand – Randstad appoints Country Manager

6 March 2015

Recruitment firm Randstad has appointed Brien Keegan to the position of Country Manager for New Zealand, reports guide2.co.nz.Having worked within Randstad for almost nine years, Mr Keegan has most recently been responsible for product management and new product development across Randstad Asia P...


Japan – Recruit to acquire German restaurant booking business

5 March 2015

Japanese recruitment juggernaut Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) announced that it has agreed to buy German online restaurant reservation service provider Quandoo for €198.6 million (USD 219 million), reports Reuters.Recruit, which already owns 7.1% of Quandoo, will acquire the rest of the company, it...