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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...


China – Temporary recruitment loophole classes offered

9 August 2013

Less than a month after the introduction of the new Chinese labour law, Chinese businesses are offering recruitment agencies and employers classes on how to use loopholes in order to circumvent the new legislation, according to the Beijing Evening News.The new labour law was introduced on 1 July...


World – Kelly Services reports mixed results

8 August 2013

Kelly Services Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA) announced revenue for the second quarter of 2013 of USD 1.37 billion, a marginal increase of USD 800,000 (+0.1%) compared with the same period in 2012. Earnings from operations dropped during Q2 2013 to USD 16.4 million from USD 23.8 million a year ago, equatin...


Japan – Labour ministry urges easing of temporary recruitment limits

8 August 2013

The Japanese Labour Ministry has compiled a draft report proposing that temporary workers (known locally as dispatch workers) be accepted for all types of jobs for an indefinite period, according to the-japan-news.com. The new proposals would allow dispatch workers to work for the same company fo...


Australia – Oil & gas sector jobs rebounding

8 August 2013

A slightly stronger oil and gas labour market has been reported for the second quarter of 2013 compared to the first, according to the Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index. In Australasia the Index stood at 1.42 at the end of June, up from 1.29 three months prior, meaning more oil and gas jobs are...


Russia – Police officers aided migration of illegal workers

8 August 2013

Three high-ranking officers from Russia's migration service and the police colluded with criminal gangs to bring illegal migrants to Russia to work in "slave labour" conditions, Moscow police have confirmed, according to channelnewsasia.com.The Russian police are currently implementing...


Japan –Nichii Gakkan revenue and net profits up

7 August 2013

Japan-based healthcare outsourcing company Nichii Gakkan (9792: TYO) announced increased revenue during the first quarter ending 30 June 2013 to JPY 68.16 billion (USD 694.9 million), compared with JPY 65.64 billion (USD 669.3 million) during the same period last year, an increase of +3.8%. ...