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Egypt – Report highlights problems in local labour market

3 December 2014

The Egyptian labour market should be a “source of worry” according to a research paper published by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) with unemployment at 13.3% in the fiscal year (FY) 2013/2014.The report entitled "Job Accession, Separation and Mobility in the Egyptian Labour Market over th...


Japan – Turns to Vietnam as replacement for Chinese labour

2 December 2014

The number of Vietnamese guest workers going to Japan has increased sharply in recent years as supply from China, the main historical provider, has dried up.Statistics from the Viet Nam Association of Manpower Supply show that as of October 2014 more than 16,280 workers had gone to Japan this yea...


Australia – New Zealand targets Aussies to halt 'brain drain'

2 December 2014

New Zealand has launched a campaign to lure workers across the Tasman Sea and further reverse the brain drain that has plagued its economy for years.Hundreds of people, Australian and New Zealand alike, visited the first New Zealand job expo in Sydney. The expo is part of a drive by New Zealand t...


Australia – Happiest independent contractors in Finance and IT

2 December 2014

Despite diminishing Australian business confidence during the first half of 2014, Australia's white-collar contractors (otherwise known as Independent Professionals or IPros) continue to feel enthusiastic, immersed and happy at work. They rate highly in the areas of overall wellbeing and lifestyl...


Singapore – Inflation eats into income growth

1 December 2014

Inflation took a bite out of resident workers' income growth, reducing it to under 1% in real terms this year - even as the labour market has stayed tight.The latest Singapore Workforce report put out by the Ministry of Manpower says that the nominal median monthly income (including employer CPF...


Australia – New technologies provide an edge to recruiters and candidates

1 December 2014

Job applicants need an edge to stand out when looking for a job, as unemployment rises and positions become harder to come by.That edge, according to technology experts and human resources executives, is increasingly being exploited by savvy 20-somethings who harness software and applications to...


Oman - Underperforming manpower holding the country back

1 December 2014

A recent report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) says underperformance of the national labour market is a major obstacle in the development of innovation potential in Oman.The report, which has been prepared following a government request, says three key areas re...


Kuwait – Demand for foreign teachers to increase

1 December 2014

The Kuwaiti government is investing heavily in the education system in order to address the lack of qualified national workers, but ironically attracting and retaining foreign teachers will be key, according to the Global Arab Network news site.While the nation’s population growth averaged 3.1% a...


Australia – Ashley Group nominates new CFO

1 December 2014

Ashley Services Group Limited (‘ASH’) has appointed Paul Brittain as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Ashley specialises in training, recruitment and labour hire services (temporary staffing) through 33 offices across Australia. The company became publicly listed as recently as August 2014 and repor...


Malaysia – JobStreet reports Q3 revenue growth

28 November 2014

Malaysian job board JobStreet Corporation Bhd (JOBST: KLS) yesterday reported revenue of MYR 48.8 million (USD 14.6 million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +5% compared with MYR 46.5 million (USD 13.9 million) during the same period last year.The company reported p...