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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...


Middle East – Online recruitment up +17%

19 February 2014

January marked the fifth consecutive month of year-on-year growth in online recruitment with +17% across the Middle East, according to the Monster Employment Index Middle East. January was also the fourth consecutive month to report year-on-year double-digit growth.The Banking, Financial Services...


Australia – Temporary workers forced to waive permanent employment entitlement

18 February 2014

The National Union of Workers (NUW) in Australia has accused American machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc., of putting pressure on its temporary workers to write letters that say they do not want to become permanent employees, reports gantdaily.com.NUW has filed a complaint against Caterpillar...


Australia – Recruiters benefiting from public sector hiring freeze

18 February 2014

Private recruitment firms are earning tens of millions of dollars from the federal government's public service cuts by supplying thousands of temporary workers despite the hiring freeze, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.The public service's workplace authority has admitted that it is powerless t...


Japan – World leaders in employing the elderly

18 February 2014

Japan now employs more than 10% of its working population from those aged 65 years and older, reports japandailypress.com. This is in stark contrast to its Western counterparts whose employment of those aged 65 years and older remains between 1% and 5% of the total employed population.While Japan...


Oman – 100,000 expat workers to lose their jobs

18 February 2014

Minister of Manpower, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser Al Bakri, on Monday announced the reduction of the level of expatriates working in the private sector in the Sultanate from its current level of 39% of total manpower to 33%, reports the Oman News Agency. As a result, the number of expat worke...


Philippines – High salary a big draw for jobseekers

18 February 2014

According to a recent study conducted for JobStreet.com, 67% of respondents across the Philippines say that a good or high paying salary would make them want to apply for a job, reports business.inquirer.net.Following the launch of a new feature called ‘Salary Matching’ on JobStreet.com, prospect...