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Australia – Job adverts rise for fourth consecutive month

6 October 2014

The number of jobs advertised in Australia during September increased by +7.9% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the ANZ Bank’s job advertisement survey. The latest rise marks the fourth consecutive month of year-on-year growth in the number of jobs adve...


Vietnam – Workforce lacks professionalism and training

6 October 2014

Vietnam's low labour productivity reflects more a lack of proper training and professionalism than a lack of diligence, according to experts and entrepreneurs, reports nationmultimedia.com.Duong Duc Lan, Head of the Administration of Vocational Training under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and...


Thailand – Jobseekers warned about Fukushima job scam

6 October 2014

Thai jobseekers looking for work in Japan have been warned by Thailand’s Chief of the Suphanburi Province Employment Office against applying for jobs in the tsunami-hit nuclear fallout region of Fukushima, reports the National News Bureau of Thailand. Japan’s Labour Office was informed by Th...


Japan – S-Pool reports strong profit growth

3 October 2014

Japanese staffing business S-Pool Inc. (2471: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 August 2014 of JPY 4.8 billion (USD 44.2 million), an increase of +22.6% compared with JPY 4 billion (USD 36.8 million) during the same period last year.The company reported an operating income of JPY...


Japan – Temporary staffing boosts Career Bank’s Q1, as recruitment division falters

3 October 2014

Japanese staffing business Career Bank Co (4834: JP) reported revenue for the three months ending 31 August 2014 of JPY 1.5 billion (USD 13.8 million), an increase of +14.8% compared with JPY 1.3 billion (USD 12 million) last year.Operating profit for the quarter decreased by -0.5% to JPY 28 mill...


China – New guidance makes employment agencies liable for work-related injuries

3 October 2014

China’s Supreme People’s Court has issued further guidance on work-related injury through the following regulations: The Provisions of the supreme People’s Court on Several Issues concerning Trial of Administrative Cases Relating to Work-related Injury Insurance, reports law firm Eversheds. ...


India – Four million telecoms jobs in the next five years

3 October 2014

India’s telecommunications industry is expected to generate four million new jobs over the next five years, as a result of growing rural markets and the rising penetration of the internet, according to recruitment firm Randstad, reports the Times of India. A recent report from recruitment fi...


New Zealand – Solid growth in employment market continues

3 October 2014

The New Zealand employment market continued its solid growth over the past quarter, continuing the growth trend of the past year, according to analysis of almost 60,000 roles advertised on job board Trade Me Jobs.Peter Osborne, Head of Trade Me Jobs, said the number of job listings nationwide was...


Japan – Strong demand for professionals boosts Creek & River’s results

2 October 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Creek & River Co. Ltd (4763: JP) reported revenue of 11.8 billion (USD 107.6 million) for the six months ending 31 August 2014, an increase of +12.2% compared with JPY 10.5 million (USD 95.8 million) last year.Operating profit for the period rose by +25.1% to JPY 928...


Japan – Pasona to acquire majority stake in one of Panasonic’s non-staffing businesses

2 October 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Pasona has reached an agreement to acquire 66.5% of the total share capital of Panasonic Business Services Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of electronics giant Panasonic.Panasonic Business Services offers a variety of services; including providing 24-hour office security...