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World – Surge in renewable energy jobs

29 May 2014

In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide, up from 5.7 million in 2012, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), reports buildings.com.Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General at IRENA, commented: “With 6.5 million p...


India – Women ambitious in the workplace

29 May 2014

Indian women take up jobs with the ambition to climb to the top, according to a survey by salary research website Paycheck India. In the survey, 91% women said that their most important consideration while looking for a job is future career prospects, reports The Times of India.Indian women...


India – E-commerce to create up to 50,000 jobs

28 May 2014

As foreign and domestic online retail companies; such as Amazon and India-based rival Flipkart, expand their businesses, hiring activity is expected to grow by over +30% in the e-commerce sector and may create up to 50,000 jobs in the next two-to-three years, reports The Times of India.According...


Sri Lanka – UN calls for better protection of migrant workers

28 May 2014

The United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau has called on the Sri Lankan government to provide better protection to migrant workers against abuse and exploitation, reports colombopage.com."The Government of Sri Lanka must boost the efforts i...


Singapore – Skills shortages could stall economic growth

28 May 2014

As businesses in Singapore experience high levels of staff movement as a result of heightened confidence amongst jobseekers, future growth could be impacted by a marked skills shortage, according to the latest Global Sentiment Survey from Berkley Group, which analyses employment and market percep...


Global – UAE and Afghanistan most popular locations for oil & gas workers

28 May 2014

A survey of oil & gas professionals by recruitment company Morson Group surprisingly revealed that the UAE and Afghanistan were the most popular work locations. The countries came ahead of both the UK and US. Despite ongoing security issues, Afghanistan proved nearly twice as popular as Austr...


Vietnam – Poor labour productivity a drain on the economy

28 May 2014

The latest report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) showed that Vietnam’s labour productivity rate in 2013 was among the lowest in Asia Pacific. It was 15 times lower than Singapore, 11 times lower than Japan, and 10 times lower than South Korea, reports english.vietnamvet.vn.Even...


Brunei – Five new policies to be introduced to reduce foreign worker numbers

27 May 2014

The government of Brunei has announced that it will cap the number of foreign workers in the country with the aim of reducing unemployment and controlling the influx of foreign labour, reports globalpost.com.Five new policies on employing foreigners will be introduced across the country. The impl...


Hong Kong – Increasing salaries not the best way to retain staff

27 May 2014

Six out of 10 (64%) employers in Hong Kong intend to hire staff in the coming three months, an increase of +2 percentage points compared with last quarter and +5 percentage points compared with the same period last year, according to the Q1 2014 Hiring Index from job board jobsDB.The recent figur...


Nigeria – Job numbers on the rise

27 May 2014

In the nine months to 31 December 2013, the Nigerian economy created 732,745 jobs, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), reports leadership.ng.The number of jobs created during the second quarter was 221,054, followed by 245,989 in the third quarter, and 265,702 in the f...