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Australia – SEEK affirms profit guidance

7 May 2014

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: AU) announced yesterday that it is on track to meet its guidance for the second half of the 2013/14 financial year, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Andrew Bassat, Chief Executive of SEEK, said that he expects net profit for the second half of the year to exceed...


Middle East – NES Global expands regional presence

7 May 2014

Technical manpower specialist NES Global Talent announced today that it is expanding in the Middle East in order to take advantage of oil and gas opportunities across the region; in locations including Iraq, Kurdistan, and Abu Dhabi.The company recently opened a second office in the Iraq region....


Philippines – Recruitment firm suspended for failing to repatriate workers

7 May 2014

A Filipino recruitment agency has had its licence suspended for 40-months after failing to repatriate its distressed workers deployed in Saudi Arabia, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), reports abs-cbnnews.com.Hans Leo Cacdac, Administrator for POEA, said that...


Australia – Artificial inseminators wanted

7 May 2014

The agriculture and construction industries want the ability to hire semi-skilled foreign workers for short-term projects, saying labour supply cannot be guaranteed nationwide, reports farmweekly.com.au.The National Farmers' Federation is interested in hiring foreign dairy operators, artificial i...


China – Zhaopin to launch on NYSE

6 May 2014

Chinese job board Zhaopin Ltd has filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to USD 100 million in an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), reports foxbusiness.com.SEEK International Investments Pty Ltd, a su...


Australia – What ICT skills shortage?

6 May 2014

Offshoring has decimated the local information and communications technology (ICT) market in Australia resulting in a large and increasing oversupply of ICT professionals, according to a survey from recruitment firm Clarius Group, reports itwire.com. The latest Clarius Skills Indicator revea...


Australia – Local workers becoming more preferable in mining industry

6 May 2014

Despite a push by mining corporations towards the recruitment of 100% of so-called fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers, there are still jobs in the industry for locals and so-called drive-in drive-out (DIDO) candidates, reports The Gladstone Observer.Recruitment companies advertising DIDO jobs online m...


Bangladesh – Organising the labour market and building skills essential

6 May 2014

Bangladesh should focus on developing an organised labour market and rearing its large pool of unskilled labour if it wants to become a middle-income country by 2021, according to a World Bank study, reports The Daily Star.The potential for creating good jobs by further encouraging upward mobilit...


Australia - Rising job ads point to economic recovery

5 May 2014

Australia job advertisement have risen for fourth month in April, according to Reuters.Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the Internet rose for a fourth straight month in April, a further sign that demand for labour is recovering from a long fallow period.A survey by Australia and...


India – Global staffing firms have high hopes for the Indian market

5 May 2014

Given the large number of people entering the workforce, it's not surprising that India is being looked upon as a source of greater revenues by global staffing firms which already have a presence in India, according to the Times of India.For some of the leading firms, such as Randstad and Kelly S...