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Asia - Workers rally against government labour reforms

4 May 2015

Tens of thousands of South Korean workers held May Day rallies on Friday, vowing to wage an "all-out general strike" if the government pushes through with planned labour reforms, according to the Economic Times of India.Elsewhere in Asia, dozens of protesters in Taiwan threw smoke bombs...


World – Revenue up but increased costs impair LinkedIn’s results

1 May 2015

Online professional network LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 March 2015 of USD 637.7 million, an increase of 34.8% compared with USD 473.2 million a year ago.    Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change Revenue USD 637.7 million USD 473.2 mil...


India – Staffing market set to become world’s largest, says Randstad’s regional CEO

1 May 2015

Economic volatility is a reality today and organisations need to be more flexible to accommodate market changes. The staffing market in India is already large considering the population in the labour pool and is poised for rapid growth. In the years to come, Indian staffing market will be the lar...


Australia – ICT contracting increasingly competitive, but hourly rates have dipped

1 May 2015

Finding ICT contractors continues to be a challenge for Australian recruiters, according to the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association’s (ITCRA) ICT Employment Trends Report for Q1 2015. But despite this difficulty, hourly rates for ICT contractors have decreased.The Report a...


India – Hundreds of IT jobs threatened as police uncover recruitment scam

1 May 2015

More than 200 professionals working in the southern city of Bengaluru, India’s IT centre, face losing their jobs after local police uncovered a scam involving fake work experience certificates, reports the Daily Mail.Police have arrested one person in connection with the scam and a search is curr...


Japan – Healthcare staffing firm SMS Co reports strong international growth

30 April 2015

Japanese healthcare staffing provider SMS Co Ltd (2175: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 31 March 2015 of JPY 15.1 billion (USD 126.6 million), an increase of 25% compared with JPY 12 billion (USD 101.3 million) during the same period last year.   FY 2015 FY 2014 Change...


Japan – Technology division business boosts Outsourcing Inc’s results

30 April 2015

Japanese staffing firm Outsourcing Inc., (2427: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 march 2015 of JPY 17.7 billion (USD 148.7 million), an increase of 28.3% compared with JPY 13.8 billion (USD 115.9 million) a year ago.    Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Change Revenue...


Australia – Freelancer acquires US-based online payment services provider

30 April 2015

Freelancer Ltd (FLN: ASX) earlier this week announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Escrow.com, a California headquartered provider of online payment services that facilitates and accelerates e-commerce by assuring secure settlements.Escrow.com is a provider of secure...


India – HR fund invests in Chennai-based recruitment solutions start-up

30 April 2015

The HR Fund, a human resource venture-focused private investment firm, has invested INR 32 million (USD 504,712) in Chennai-based HR start-up PiQube Analytics, reports vccircle.com.The company will use the funding to expand its technology and sales teams, as well as look to expand within India an...


Australia – SEEK announces multi-million dollar investments in India and Africa

29 April 2015

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) today announced two multi-million dollar investments, including the firm’s first investment in India, reports The Australian.SEEK, one of the largest job boards in the world according to a recent report from Staffing Industry Analysts, said it would invest USD...