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Singapore – Adcorp setting up Southeast Asian hub and planning to buy

31 October 2014

South Africa’s largest staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JNB) is in the process of setting up its Southeast Asian hub in Singapore, with the ambition of creating one of the first recruitment firms “of consequence” in the region, reports financialmail.co.za

Adcorp’s Chief Executive Officer, Richard...

India – Foreign professional numbers falling

31 October 2014

The number of foreign professionals working in India decreased by -11% in the first nine months of 2014, compared with the same period in 2013, according to a survey from recruitment tendering platform MyHiringClub.Com, reports business-standard.com

There were 9,000 fewer foreign professionals...

Japan – Strong growth in healthcare staffing boosts JAC Recruitment’s results

30 October 2014

Japanese staffing firm JAC Recruitment (2124: JP) reported revenue during the nine months to 30 September 2014 of JPY 6.9 billion (USD 63.8 million), an increase of +29.2% compared with JPY 5.4 billion (USD 49.9 million) during the same period last year.

Operating profit for the period rose by +37.7%...

Japan – Outsourcing Inc’s results boosted by acquisition

30 October 2014

Japanese staffing firm Outsourcing Inc. (2427: JP) reported revenue of JPY 43.3 billion (USD 400.1 million) for the nine-month period ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +28.8% compared with JPY 33.6 billion (USD 310.5 million) last year.

Operating profit for the period jumped substantially by +210.4%...

Japan – Proposed revisions to temporary worker law criticised

30 October 2014

Earlier this week, Japan’s government began debating a bill to revise the law governing the temporary staffing industry. However, critics fear that the bill will increase the number of temporary workers, possible adding to greater job insecurity for workers, reports the Japan Times

Under current...

New Zealand – Tea break employment bill becomes law

30 October 2014

A bill that removes workers’ legal right to tea breaks and weakens collective bargaining legislation has become law, passing by 62 votes to 58 in New Zealand’s parliament this week, reports the New Zealand Herald

The Employment Relations Amendment Bill passed despite strong opposition from...

Asia – Product and logistics sector driving job growth, reports Robert Walters

30 October 2014

The number of job adverts posted across Asia rose by +20% during the third quarter compared with the same month last year, according to the Asia Job Index compiled by recruitment firm Robert Walters.

The increase was driven by improvements in both the local and global economic environment, which saw a...

Singapore – Eames Consulting appoints Managing Director

30 October 2014

International search and selection firm, Eames Consulting Group today announced the promotion of Daniel Warwick to Managing Director of its Singapore office.

Mr Warwick, who joined Eames in April 2011, has been responsible for growing the Group’s first office in Asia, which is considered a key operator...

World – CDI Corp reports growth and appoints David Arkless as President, International

29 October 2014

US-based engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp (CDI: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 295.7 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +6.4% compared with USD 277.9 million during the same period last year.

Gross profit for the period rose by +3.4% to USD...

Australia – Government temporary workers at risk

29 October 2014

Thousands of public servants are at risk of losing their jobs on 24 February 2015 under new rules that prevent temporary workers from working with the same government agency for more than four years, according to public sector union the Public Service Association (PSA), reports The Sydney Morning Herald...