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Hong Kong – Job site user numbers growing

13 August 2013

With the evolution of internet technologies, job seeking behaviour has undergone many significant changes. According to the Nielsen Telebus Survey 2013, 83% of Hong Kong people seek jobs through job sites - higher any other recruitment channels.Blue collar workers and the 45-54 age group have sho...


China – Signs of labour market resilience

13 August 2013

China’s labour market is showing signs of resilience providing evidence of a stabilising economy, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). One of the major indicators is the number of new job opportunities posted in July on Zhaopin.com, one of the country’s largest recruitment websites, up +53...


Taiwan – Calls for employment agency crackdown

13 August 2013

Labour rights activists are calling for the government to crack down on employment agencies that illegally force foreign workers to borrow large sums of money before coming to Taiwan, according to the Taipei Times.Wu Ching-ju, president of the Taiwan International Workers’ Association, commented...


Japan – En-Japan reports increased profits

12 August 2013

En-Japan (4849: JP) , one of the country’s largest online recruiters, reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2013 of JPY 3.65 billion (USD 37.9 million), up from JPY 3.3 billion (USD 34.3 million) for the same period last year. Revenue rose +9.5% quarter-on-quarter.Operating profi...


South Africa – Employment conditions deteriorate as election nears

12 August 2013

South African employment fell sharply during July, as the economy shed more than 37,000 jobs, making it the third worst performing month since the 2009 global financial crisis, according to the Adcorp Employment Index.Jobs were shed in both permanent and temporary (or non-permanent) positions wit...


Kashmir – Recruitment agencies exploiting the unemployed

12 August 2013

Recruitment agencies across Kashmir are being accused of exploiting young jobseekers by accepting large sums of money from applicants applying for government jobs. The government is being called upon to force recruitment agencies to reduce their application fees, according to greaterkashmir.com.T...


Japan – Temp Holdings profits and revenue up

9 August 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Temp Holdings Co. (2181: JP) reported strong first quarter revenue growth of +29.7% to JPY 86.1 billion (USD 89.3 million) for the period ending 30 June 2013, from JPY 60.5 billion (USD 62.8 million) during Q1 2012.Operating profit for the period rose from JPY 2.4 billio...


China – 51job revenues up due to online recruitment growth

9 August 2013

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS: NSQ) reported increased revenue of +12.2% during the second quarter of 2013, up from RMB 360.4 million (USD 58.5 million) to RMB 404.4 million (USD 65.6 million) year-on-year.Rick Yan, president and CEO of 51job, commented: “Building on the mome...


Japan – Fullcast holdings profits and revenue plummet

9 August 2013

Japanese recruitment company Fullcast Holdings Ltd. (4848: JP) reported revenues for the half year ending 30 June 2013 of JPY 8.15 billion (USD 84.5 million), down by nearly half from JPY 16.3 billion (USD 169.1 million) for the same period last year.An operating loss of JPY 27 million (USD 280,0...


Japan – JAC Recruitment reports revenue growth

9 August 2013

Japan-based recruitment firm JAC Recruitment (2124: JP) reported revenue of JPY 3.55 billion (USD 36.59 million), for the first half of the year ending 30 June 2013, increased by +20% from JPY 2.95 billion (USD 30.4 million) for the previous six months ending December 2012.Operating profit for th...