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World – LinkedIn beats revenue expectations but net income falters

11 February 2014

LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE) the online professional network last week reported revenue during the fourth quarter of 2013 of USD 447.2 million, an increase of +47% compared with USD 303.6 million during the same quarter last year.  The company reported that net income for the period was USD 3.8 mil...


China – Employers scramble for workers following the Spring Festival

11 February 2014

In the wake of the Spring Festival holiday, businesses in southern China are scrambling to source new workers, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Guangzhou Daily, reports wantchinatimes.com. Numerous manufacturing enterprises in Guangdong province, China's manufacturing powerhouse,...


India – Hiring activity up +15% from last year

11 February 2014

The Naukri Jobspeak Index for January 2014 was at 1,466, reflecting a year-on-year increase of +15% compared with January 2013. The Index, which started in July 2008 with a base measure of 1,000, also recorded a +13% month-on-month increase compared with December 2013, reports jobs.siliconindia.c...


China – Fake recruiter arrested for fraud

11 February 2014

The manager of an unregistered employment agency in the Qingpu district of Shanghai has been arrested for defrauding clients of CNY 220,000 (USD 36,000). He charged them large commissions in exchange for lucrative positions or business contracts that he never delivered, local police said Monday,...


Philippines – Companies not workers should pay placement fees

11 February 2014

International recruitment firm EDI-Staffbuilders International has called on other recruitment agencies to follow ethical recruitment hiring practices and not charge workers placement fees, and instead pass the cost on to the employer, reports sunstar.com.ph.Cesar A. Averia Jr., President and CEO...


Australia – Language skills give jobseekers an edge

11 February 2014

Speaking another language is a hugely important business skill and something that will only become more important for jobseekers in the future, according to the latest edition of the Hays Journal from recruitment firm Hays.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays Australia and New Zealand, com...


India - Banking expansion may create up to two million new jobs

10 February 2014

The banking sector may create up to two million (20 lakh) new jobs in the next 5-10 years, helped by the issuance of new licenses and efforts being made by the Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) and the government to expand financial services to rural areas according to the Press Trust of India. Hirin...


UAE - 200,000 new jobs over the next five years

10 February 2014

ManpowerGroup predict that hosting the World Expo 2020 is expected to create over 200,000 mostly temporary positions and contract jobs over the next five years, along with at least +1.5% increase to Dubai's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth.Simon Matthews, Managing Director, ManpowerGroup Thail...


South Africa - Skills development moving in the wrong direction

10 February 2014

According to the latest Adcorp Employment Index, the South African economy shed 36,620 jobs in January. In the face of significant job losses last month, highly skilled professions stood out as being the only sector in which new jobs were created.However Loane Sharp, labour market economist at Ad...


Oman - 556 labour law violators arrested

10 February 2014

Following our story last week, that Omani companies will be threatened with blacklisting, if they don’t hire locals. The Ministry of Manpower has identified a total 575 workers violating the labour law during the period from the 2nd to the 8th February. The violators included 480 commercial worke...