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Kenya – New law to regulate recruitment agencies announced

25 September 2014

Kenya’s National Assembly will introduce a new law to support Kenyan nationals seeking employment in the Middle East, and in other parts of the world, by November, according to Aden Duale, Majority Leader of the National Assembly, reports The Star.Speaking in the capital city of Nairobi during th...


Korea – Foreign worker recruitment programme subject to abuse

25 September 2014

A Korean state-run programme to help small- and medium-sized companies hire foreign workers has been found to have many loopholes and been subject to abuse, reports The Korea Times.According to Hong Ik-pyo, a member of the main opposition party, New Politics Alliance for Democracy, the programme...


Malaysia – Companies want to cut out recruitment middle-men

24 September 2014

As Malaysia comes under fire for worker abuse by a global labour rights group, industrial firms in the state of Penang want to be able to hire foreign workers directly in order to avoid problems caused by agencies who allegedly take advantage of, and profit from, workers, reports The Malaysian In...


India – Contract workers protest, demand more money and better conditions

24 September 2014

Contract workers at an electricity provider in Mangalore, located 350 kilometres west of Bangalore, protested yesterday demanding a minimum monthly wage of INR 15,000 (USD 246) in order to keep pace with the rising cost of living, reports The Hindu.The contract workers, who gathered outside the M...


UAE – Strong growth in contract staffing

24 September 2014

The hosting of various events in Dubai, including technology, real estate, and hotel exhibitions, has led to an upswing in the use of contract workers, reports emirates247.com. Companies in the UAE are also looking to hire staff to manage projects and keep up with seasonal spikes in demand.Accord...


Australia – More companies looking to hire, than fire

24 September 2014

More Australian employers are looking to hire, rather than fire, for the remainder of the year, according to a survey from recruitment firm Hudson Global, reports au.news.yahoo.com.A survey of almost 4,000 Australian employers revealed that hiring intentions were at an 18-month high, with one-in-...


Lebanon – Contract worker protest gets bloody

23 September 2014

An ongoing dispute between contract workers and Beirut-based state-run electricity company Electricite du Liban (EDL) remains unresolved, with two contract workers threatening to commit suicide during a recent protest, reports The Daily Star.After years working on temporary contracts with no soci...


Australia – Reclaim Industries to acquire Skills Connect

23 September 2014

Australia rubber recycling and manufacturing company Reclaim Industries announced that it will raise AUD 2 million (USD 1.8 million) to provide funding for its proposed AUD 3.8 million (USD 3.4 million) takeover of cloud-based recruitment business Skills Connect, reports Business News.T...


India – Arrows Group opens first non-European office

23 September 2014

International Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) and Healthcare recruitment services company Arrows Group announced that it has launched a new office in Gurgaon, located in India’s National Capital Region.The launch in India is Arrows Group’s first office outside of Europe. In addit...


Australia – Organisations partner to provide skilled employment for people with autism

23 September 2014

The Australian Department of Human Services (DHS) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) Australia will work together with a Danish company, the Specialist People Foundation, to provide skilled employment for people with autism, reports The Australian Government News.Minister for Human Services Senat...