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World – Hays: Uplift in global oil & gas recruitment

9 September 2014

The number of oil & gas sector vacancies increased across all regions during the second quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter, with the exception of Australasia, according to the Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index Q2 2014. On a year-on-year basis, all regions with the excep...


World – World Bank warns of global jobs crisis

9 September 2014

The world is facing a global jobs crisis that is hurting the chances of reigniting economic growth, and there is no magic bullet to solve the problem, the World Bank has warned, reports AFPR.In a study released at a G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Australia, the Bank sa...


India – Employers turning to temporary workers

9 September 2014

Employers added 36,000 fewer jobs in the March quarter compared with the preceding three-month period, marking the worst employment generation since April-June 2013, according to data compiled by India’s Labour and Employment Ministry, reported mint.com. While the number of employees declined by...


New Zealand - NES Global opens third overseas office in six months

9 September 2014

UK-based technical manpower specialist NES Global Talent announced that the company has opened a new office in New Zealand, following increased demand for technical and engineering talent in the oil and gas, construction and infrastructure sectors.It is NES Global Talent’s first office in Ne...


Japan – Artner reports strong profit growth

8 September 2014

Japanese recruitment firm Artner Co Ltd (2163: JP) reported revenue of JPY 2.1 billion (USD 20 million) for the six months ending 31 July 2014, an increase of +10.6% compared with JPY 1.9 billion (USD 18.1 million) the same period last year.Operating profit for the period increased by +79.2% to J...


Australia – Steady improvement noted in labour market conditions

8 September 2014

There were +7.7% more jobs advertised across Australia during August 2014 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from ANZ Bank’s job advertisement survey. Compared with the previous, the number of jobs advertised increased by +1.5%, this follows a month-on-month r...


Africa – Recruiters cautious about the future

8 September 2014

The Staffing Industry Snapshot for August 2014, from the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), revealed that a third of recruitment agencies reported business being worse than the same month last year.Half of 176 recruitment firms taking part in the survey commented th...


China – Depression plaguing Chinese workers

8 September 2014

More than half (53%) of Chinese companies are seeking stronger legislation and government intervention to help workers combat depression, according to the survey “The Impact of Depression at Work”, reports HRM Asia.Wang Gang, Professor of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the Capital Medical Univer...


Saudi Arabia – Labour Ministry softening the blow of labour market reforms

5 September 2014

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training, while trying to lure Saudis to the private sector with more attractive working conditions, reports Reuters.Authorities launched labour reforms in 2011 after t...


Argentina – Salaries in the South outstripping the North

5 September 2014

Private sector workers in Argentina’s central Patagonian region earn more than their counterparts in Buenos Aires City, while employees in northern Argentina are the lowest paid across Argentina, according to the Salary Guide 2014 report from Adecco, reports The Buenos Aires Herald.Of the 465 com...