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Japan – Recruitment firm WDB Holdings reports growth

6 February 2015

WDB Holdings (2475: JP), a Japanese recruitment and HR services company, reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 December 2014 of JPY 20.4 billion (USD 173.9 million), an increase of 7.6% compared with JPY 19 billion (USD 161.8 million) during the same period a year ago.   ...


Japan – Technical recruiter Trust Tech reports strong H1 revenue growth

6 February 2015

Trust Tech (2154: JP), a Japanese technical recruitment company, reported revenue of JPY 9.9 billion (USD 84.4 million) in the six months to 31 December 2014, an increase of 17.8% from JPY 8.4 billion (USD 71.6 million) during the same period last year.   01/07/14 – 31/12/14 01/07/1...


Japan – P&P Holdings reports lower profit

6 February 2015

P&P Holdings (6068: JP), a Japanese temporary recruitment and outsourcing company, reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 December 2014 of JPY 19.2 billion (USD 163.6 million), a decrease of 0.7% from JPY 19.3 billion (USD 164.5 million) during the same period last year.   ...


Singapore – Online work set to grow in 2015, according to Elance-oDesk

6 February 2015

Online work is allowing millions of businesses and independent professionals in Singapore and across the world to find each other and work together via the internet, according to the 2014 Global Online Work Report from online workplace Elance-oDesk.Rich Pearson, Senior Vice President of Categorie...


Singapore – Recruitment regulations worsening shortage of qualified maritime workers

5 February 2015

Singapore’s recruitment regulations are leading to a severe shortage of qualified maritime staff, according to Eric Branson, Strategic Relationship Manager of recruitment firm Spinnaker Global.  Mr Branson noted that under Singapore’s Fair Consideration Framework (FCF), all firms must consid...


Singapore – Unpaid migrant worker seeking legal recompense fined and deported

5 February 2015

A 30 year-old Bangladeshi migrant worker lodged a complaint with Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) in August 2014 when he was not paid his salary. His case was dismissed on 6 January 2015, after which he was fined SGD 100 (USD 74) and deported, reports anti-trafficking organisation home-blog...


Australia – Improving momentum for ICT job market

5 February 2015

Conditions in the general recruitment market place were stronger than those in the ICT sector, according to Julie Mills, CEO of the Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association (ITCRA), citing the latest Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) Report.Results from November 2014, h...


New Zealand – Strong job growth and record labour market participation

5 February 2015

The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to New Zealand’s economy in the last year, reports guide2.co.nz.The Household Labour Force Survey shows employment was up by 1.2% in the December quarter and up by 3.5% in the last year."The N...


China – Employment market bullish in 2015

4 February 2015

Greater China’s employment market is expected to be bullish in 2015 with a new survey revealing that over half of employers in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan plan to hire new staff over the next 12 months, according to recruitment firm Michael Page.Hiring intentions are strongest in Taiwan...


Malaysia – Independent recruitment agencies hindering decent working conditions

4 February 2015

The use of independent recruitment agencies to hire workers is a major hindrance to ensuring decent working conditions in the Malaysian electronics industry, according to the Washington-based Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), reports freemalaysiatoday.com (FMT). EICC is a non...