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Philippines – Job opportunities rising

2 September 2013

More job opportunities await Filipinos in the third quarter of the year, as more companies have expressed their intention to expand, especially in the trade and retail industry, a survey of Jobstreet.com showed.The online-recruitment company said for the July-to-September period, 62.7% of the res...


South Africa – BUSA responds to labour broking pessimism

30 August 2013

Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) has responded to comments made by employment law expert Jacques Van Wyk, as reported yesterday by Staffing Industry Analysts. In an interview with moneyweb.co.za, Mr Van Wyk predicted that the implementation of the Labour Relations Amendment Bill would spell the...


Saudi Arabia – Aegis Ltd. secures multi-million dollar contract

30 August 2013

India-based Aegis Limited, a global outsourcing and technology services company, announced its subsidiary, Contact Centre Company (CCC), has won a multi-million dollar contract with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) to provide HR and business process outsourcing (BPO) services.The scope of the contract...


Philippines – Four recruitment agencies suspended following breaches

30 August 2013

Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Administrator Hans Leo J. Cacdac ordered the preventive suspension of four recruitment agencies that recruited and deployed two female workers to Saudi Arabia. The women testified against officials of the Philippine Overseas Labour Office (POLO...


Middle East – Entry level job market recovering

30 August 2013

The Gulf’s job market for entry level professionals and graduates is showing signs of recovery, although there is a widening skills gap, according to recruitment firms and specialists based in the region, reports the Al Arabiya English.Bobbi Hartshorne, head of education partnerships at Dubai-bas...


World – Europeans less stressed than Americans at work

30 August 2013

A global poll conducted by Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) reveals that 60% of respondents worldwide experience stress daily in the workplace, while a meagre 7% work in a stress-free environment. Regionally, European workers report the lowest levels of workplace stress and US workers cla...


Australia – Rubicor struggles in difficult market

29 August 2013

Rubicor (RUB: ASX) reported revenue of AUD 237.7 million (USD 212.4 million) for the full year ending 30 June 2013, compared with AUD 290.5 million (USD 259.6 million) for the same period last year, a drop of -18.2%. An operating of AUD 23.9 million (USD 21.4 million) was reported for the year, a...


South Africa – The end of labour broking?

29 August 2013

The Labour Relations Amendment Bill has been passed by the South African Parliament, which could spell the end of labour broking in the country. Temporary employment services (known locally as labour brokers), as a result of the bill,will become much more heavily regulated.The Amendment was propo...


Japan – Overseas experience best bet for advancement

29 August 2013

Professionals in Japan believe that experience in North America and Europe offers the strongest progression opportunities for their careers, according to Robert Walters’ Employee Insights Survey 2013. The Survey compiled the insight of over 580 professionals in Japan. Respondents also indicate th...


Korea – Money talks for foreign languages

29 August 2013

More than three in four professionals in Korea received salary rises in 2013, according to Robert Walters’ Employee Insights Survey 2013. The survey examined the sentiment of bilingual professionals in Korea for their careers, progression opportunities and globalisation. The industry with the mos...