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Saudi Arabia – Private sector asked to employ disabled

13 May 2014

Riyadh governor Prince Khaled bin Bandar urged the government and private sector to provide jobs to Saudis with special needs. When he was speaking at the opening of the first employment forum and exhibition for the disabled in the Kingdom.He said the forum aims to encourage the employment of cit...


Indonesia – New regulations on foreign manpower recruitment procedures

13 May 2014

Foreign manpower recruitment procedures, as set out under Minister of Manpower and Transmigration Regulation No. PER.02/MEN/III/2008, were considered no longer applicable given the development of manpower nowadays, and therefore the Minister of Manpower and Transmigration promulgated Regulation N...


World – Randstad names most attractive employers

13 May 2014

Randstad Holding NV announced BMW came up top in a global survey to find the most attractive employers. Approximately 61 percent of survey respondents worldwide would like to work for BMW. The car maker ranked high in “competitive salary & employee benefits,” “pleasant working atmosphere” and...


East Asia – World Bank urges countries to adopt social protection policies

13 May 2014

As rapid economic development has pushed the percentage of people working in most East Asian countries to among the highest in the world, policy makers should enact labour regulations and social protection policies to benefit all workers, including those in the large informal economy, according t...


Oman – Conflicting views on two-year ban for foreign worker re-entry

13 May 2014

Reactions continue to pour in about the government of Oman's move to institute a two-year ban on foreign workers wanting to re-enter the country on a new employment visa, reports The Times of Oman.A construction company owner, Rashid Khalfan, commented: "The idea is good but it will affect o...


New Zealand – ICT employment set to overtake Australia

13 May 2014

New Zealand's ICT sector is booming significantly in comparison to Australia, according to a new study by IT recruitment firm Candle, reports zdnet.com.The Clarius Skills Indicator, which measures the demand and supply of skilled labour in Australia based on data from the Australian Bureau of Sta...


China - “Most fun job” offered in Sichuan panda base

13 May 2014

Are you are willing to come to southwest China's Ya'an province to look after pandas for a year? The “most fun job” in China is awaiting you with an annual salary of CNY 200,000 (USD 32,576), an SUV for transport for a year, and free working meals and accommodation at the Bifengxia Base of China...


South Africa – Cost of USD 22 billion to equalise permanent and temporary workers’ salaries

12 May 2014

Employment figures were largely flat during April, according to Adcorp Labour Economist Loane Sharp in the latest Adcorp Employment Index with the economy shedding 1,163 jobs during the month.The biggest losses were in temporary (excluding agency) work, which lost 2,056 jobs during the month, and...


Philippines – Vice President calls for support in battling illegal recruitment

12 May 2014

Vice President Jejomar Binay has renewed appeals to the media and local government units for their help in battling illegal recruitment, reports globalnation.inquirer.net. Mr Binay also asked the help of local officials in tracking illegal recruiters in their areas. He also called for their aid i...


Nepal – Nearly half a million left for foreign jobs last year

12 May 2014

Nearly half a million workers left Nepal in 2013 to accept jobs overseas, reports myrepublica.com. Of the 492,532 workers, 461,769 were male and 30,763 were female, according to data from the Department of Foreign Employment. There were 59,506 more workers relocating abroad in 2013 compared with...