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Singapore – Foreign workers jailed for faking academic credentials

21 February 2014

Prison sentences of between four and 12 weeks have been handed down to 25 foreign workers in Singapore for forging academic certificates in order to obtain work passes for Singapore, reports channelnewsasia.com.The 21 men and four women have all plead guilty to the charges. Most of the workers we...


Australia – Oil & Gas employers struggling with skills shortages

21 February 2014

Oil and gas industry employers are facing significant skills shortages, with half planning to increase headcount further this year, according to the Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide from recruitment firm Hays.The Guide, which is based on data from 24,000 respondents, also shows that skills short...


Australia – Clarius’ H1 revenue down by a quarter

20 February 2014

Recruitment firm Clarius Group (CND: ASX) yesterday announced revenue for the six months to 31 December 2013 of AUD 91.3 million (USD 82.5 million), a fall of -25.8% compared with AUD 123 million (USD 111.2 million) for the same period last year.The company achieved a gross profit of AUD 17.6 mil...


Singapore – 22 arrested in employment fraud

20 February 2014

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Tuesday charged 22 foreign employees from India with providing false salary information in order to obtain work passes, according to channelnewsasia.com.In a statement, MOM said the employees made false statements to the Controller of Work Passes between November...


China – Plans to recruit more foreign professionals

20 February 2014

China will recruit more top level professionals from abroad this year, according to the country's human resources authorities, reports newsxinhuanet.com. The country has operated a recruitment programme entitled ‘Plan 1,000’ since 2008, with the aim of attracting overseas experts to build their c...


Ghana – Female jobseekers forced into prostitution abroad

20 February 2014

Ghanaian women are being forced into prostitution and forced labour in foreign countries, particularly in the Middle East, according to the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2013.The report highlights Ghanaian women, migrating to the Middle East to work, who are forced into pros...


Australia –SEEK sees boost from international revenue and makes bid for JobStreet

19 February 2014

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) announced revenue of AUD 343.3 million (USD 310.3 million) for the six months ending 31 December 2013, a year-on-year increase of +87.8% from AUD 231.2 million (USD 208.9 million) last year.The company achieved a net profit after tax for the six month period o...


Australia – Chandler McLeod reports fallen revenue

19 February 2014

Australian recruitment firm Chandler McLeod Group (CMG: ASX) reported revenue of AUD 731.8 million (USD 661.4 million) for the six months ending 31 December 2013, a fall of -8.8% compared with AUD 801.6 million (USD 724.4 million) for the same period last year.The company achieved a profit before...


Japan – Effectiveness of recruitment law changes called into question

19 February 2014

Japan is grappling with an aging and decreasing population, a rigid labour market structure, low female employment levels, and a stagnating economy. As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government try to navigate Japanese bureaucracy to stabilise the situation, some have suggested that changes to...


Korea – en world to strengthen regional presence

19 February 2014

Japan-based recruitment firm en world group announced that it will further strengthen its business in South Korea. The company sources managers and mid-level professionals in seven countries, with 11 offices across Asia Pacific.The company entered the South Korean market in 2012, and has achieved...