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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...


Australia – Women, like men… only cheaper

22 September 2014

Australian entrepreneur, Evan Thornley admitted that he “stuffed up” during a speech in Sydney last week when he pointed out that women were undervalued in the labour market and that this represented an opportunity, reports startupsmart.com.au.Standing in front of a powerpoint slide that read: “W...


China – Job market is “severe” and finding work is difficult

22 September 2014

A labour market survey carried out by the People's Bank of China found that 42.8% of mainland residents believe the job market is facing "a severe situation", and that finding new jobs is difficult, reports The South China Morning Post.Only 12.9% of residents feel the employment situati...


Malaysia – Small business struggling to pay the new minimum wage

22 September 2014

Employers across Malaysia who run small or micro businesses are struggling to pay their workers the new statutory minimum wage, which was implemented on 1 January 2014, reports The Malay Mail Online. Malaysia’s minimum monthly wage increased to MYR 900 (USD 278) from MYR 546 (USD 169).As a result...


MENA – Job market set to improve in the next six months

22 September 2014

A third (35%) of respondents feel that business conditions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are currently “good” or “very good”, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index survey from job board Bayt.com.More than half (54%) of respondents also feel that business conditions wi...