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New Zealand - Labour market slowing and Kiwis accepting

11 November 2015

The overall state of the labour market remains robust, although momentum is slowing according to the New Zealand Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment. Manufacturing has overtaken construction as the main source of employment growth. Strong, migration-led, population growth is ensuring this...

China - ZW HR Consulting Expands Asia Footprint

11 November 2015

ZW HR Consulting, an executive search firm focused on mid-senior level professionals, have opened their 10th office in Nanjng.

Mr Eric Zheng, Head of the new Nanjing Office for ZW HR Consulting said, “Nanjing is an exciting and competitive job market and an expanding workforce for qualified, professional...

Japan – Turnover up strongly at Recruit but profit fall predicted for the year

10 November 2015

Recruit Holdings (6098: JP), the largest staffing firm in Japan, reported revenue of JPY 736.5 billion (USD 5.73 billion) for the six months ending 30 September 2015, an increase of +19.3% over the same period in 2014.

The company achieved gross profit for the period of JPY 350.2 billion (USD xx billion)...

New Zealand - Steady performance lifts first half profit for AWF Madison

10 November 2015

AWF Madison Group Ltd (AWF:NZC), the New Zealand-based temporary staffing provider, reported revenue of NZD 106.3 million (USD 69.53 billion) for the Half Year to 30 September 2015, an increase of 7.8% over the same period in 2014. Net profit increased 17% to NZD 3.4 million (USD 2.22 billion), up 17%...

India – Linkedin launches specialised product for students

10 November 2015

LinkedIn  has announced the launch of an exclusive product for India called LinkedIn Placements. A locally developed product aimed at making it easier for graduating students across the country to find their first jobs, and for placement officers and recruiters to manage campus placement initiatives....

India - Nurses’ bid for Gulf jobs on visit visa foiled

10 November 2015

Following the ban on private recruitment agencies hiring nurses for overseas posts, emigration officials at Thiruvananthapuram International Airport have stopped a group of 20 nurses from travelling to the UAE. It is alleged that recruitment agents were attempting to take the nurses abroad...

Malaysia - Hiring demand still strong

9 November 2015

The job market in Malaysia continues to remain upbeat, according to the Michael Page 2016 Southeast Asia Salary and Employment Outlook as reported in www.themalaysianinsider.com.

 “We have observed an increase in hiring on a national basis rather than just Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding areas....

Vietnam – Skills shortages hitting competitiveness

9 November 2015

The shortage of skilled labour has become a pressing issue for those concerned with raising the country's competitiveness, especially with the ASEAN Economic Community on the horizon according to an article in the vietnamnews.

Pham Do Nhat Tien, a former assistant to the Minister of Education and Training,...

Venezuela - Minimum Wage Increased

9 November 2015

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has recently announced the fourth minimum wage hike this year. Maduro has increased the minimum wage as a "special measure" to protect the salaries in a country that is currently battling one of the highest inflation rates in the world.

Venezuelan minimum...

Japan – Fullcast sees a very profitable nine months

6 November 2015

Fullcast Holdings (4848: JP), the Japanese staffing firm, reported revenue for the nine months ending 30 September 2015 of JPY 16.44 billion (USD 135.1 million), an increase of 12.5% compared with JPY 14.61 billion (USD 120 million) during the same period last year. The company’s operating profit was...