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India – Demand for IT professionals to boost recruitment activity

9 January 2014

Recruitment activity in India is poised to improve this year, driven primarily by sectors such as IT and ITeS (IT-enabled Service), after hiring remained largely unchanged in December compared with the previous month, reports zeenews.india.com.Ambarish Raghuvanshi, Group President of Finance for...


Japan – Ambition Group launches Tokyo office

8 January 2014

Global recruitment firm, Ambition Group Ltd (AMB: ASX), has officially launched its Tokyo office to meet the demand for recruitment services for mid to senior level professionals in Japan. The Tokyo office will focus on recruiting for professionals within Technology and Finance & Account...


Saudi Arabia – Recruitment agencies blamed for unemployment crisis

8 January 2014

The unemployment rate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia currently sits at 11.7%, with male unemployment at 6.1% and female unemployment at 33.2%, according to a report issued by the Ministry of Labour, reports arabnews.com.The report revealed that the Ministry had issued licences to 338 recruitment...


Australia – Job vacancy numbers down

8 January 2014

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals that the number of job vacancies across Australia in November 2013 was -14.9% lower when compared with the same month last year.There were approximately 140,000 vacancies in both the public and private sector during Novembe...


Australia – Is it a good time to move job?

8 January 2014

The first Monday after New Year’s Day has been dubbed ‘Massive Monday’ by the recruitment work, as it is the day that many workers decide to start looking for a new job. If you feel stuck in a rut or you’re dreading going to work on Monday morning, then the New Year may be time to consider your c...


Japan – J-Com Holdings reports disappointing half year results

7 January 2014

Japanese recruitment firm J-Com Holdings Ltd (2462: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 November 2013 of JPY 6.25 billion (USD 59.8 million), a fall of -22.9% compared with JPY 8.1 billion (USD 77.5 million) a year ago.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 227 million (USD...


China – Wages to rise as manufacturing gives way to services

7 January 2014

Wages in China are set to increase by +10% in 2014. Driving more low-cost manufacturers out of the country, reports the Chinese dailystar.net. The ruling Communist Party is seeking to introduce the pay increases in order to retain public support; and to accelerate the nation’s shift away from pol...


Singapore – Leadership gap impacting businesses

7 January 2014

Four out of 10 workers in Singapore have changed job during the last two years, and 71% are looking for a job at the moment, according to the Salary & Employment Insights 2014 report published today by global recruitment firm Hudson. The findings of the annual remuneration report demonst...


Philippines – Three recruitment agencies suspended

7 January 2014

The Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) has suspended three recruitment firms after they were found to be illegally hiring Filipinos and deploying them to a different country from the one to which they were supposed to be sent, reports globalnation.inquirer.net.Empleos Incorporated, Nahe...


Middle East – Starting salaries projected to rise

7 January 2014

The starting salaries for professional occupations in the Middle East are projected to increase an average of +3.8% next year, according to the 2013 Robert Half Salary Guide. Accounting and finance positions are expected to see the largest gains among all fields researched, with an anticipated +5...