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Brazil – Job creation at worst level since 1999

22 May 2014

Brazil created 105,384 jobs in April 2014, the worst result for the month since 1999 and far lower than expected, underscoring the strong decline in the number of new jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, reports economia.terra.com.br.   The number of jobs created in...


China – Five bankers for each job

22 May 2014

China has a surplus of talent in the banking industry, according to a report from job board Zhaopin.com, reports wantchinatimes.com. There are approximately five candidates per vacancy in China, with the imminent graduation of 7.27 million university students in the summer, finding a job will be...


Kashmir – Controversial recruitment policy scrapped

22 May 2014

The Kashmir state government approved the scrapping of the much-criticised government recruitment policy that was implemented two years ago, reports kashmirreader.com.According to the now-scrapped recruitment policy, new appointees for Class-III and Class-IV posts in the state government were pai...


World – CIOs focused on making money, not cost savings

22 May 2014

In 2005, 11% of organisations reported that they had a Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the top of their IT function. This year the figure has growth to 44%, according to the CIO Survey 2014 from recruitment firm Harvey Nash.Executive board participation for CIOs has been much higher since the...


Australia – Steadying demand for on-hire and permanent recruitment services

21 May 2014

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) has released its latest Pulse Survey of Hiring Intentions across Australia and New Zealand. The survey shows that 61% of responding RCSA members predict an increase in the demand for permanent recruitment services and 50% expect an increa...


Nepal – Stolen passports are big money for recruiters

21 May 2014

In February 2014 Nepalese overseas recruitment firm KL Employment Services reported the theft of 32 passports to the police. However, following an investigation, it was discovered that the passports had been sold on the black market to Bangladeshi nationals, reports ekantipur.com.The use of Nepal...


China – Jobs outlook good despite slowdown

21 May 2014

China’s employment outlook is holding steady despite slowing economic growth, aided by a growing services sector, according to the Vice Minister for Human Resources and Social Security, Xin Changxing, reports marketwatch.com.The economy created 4.7 million new jobs in urban areas in the firs...


Australia – Opposition leader pledges to create licencing system for labour hire companies

21 May 2014

The leader of the Opposition party in the state of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, has pledged to crackdown on rogue labour hire companies in response to allegations of foreign worker exploitation on farms, reports weeklytimesnow.com.auRecent allegations have been made about the mistreatment of oversea...


East Africa – Education revamp needed to address skills shortage

21 May 2014

The escalating disparity between the available skills and the demands of East Africa’s labour market poses a danger to the sub-region’s socioeconomic future, according to statistics presented from the draft East African Qualification Framework for Higher Education (EAQFHE), reports dailynews.co.t...


India – Jobs boom expected following national election

20 May 2014

The recruitment industry is optimistic that, following a decisive mandate to the main opposition party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) to form the next Indian government, future President Narendra Modi will deliver on his promise to create more jobs by boosting the manufacturing and infrastructure s...