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Taiwan – Unemployment at a five year low

25 June 2013

The unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to its lowest level in nearly five years, according to the Director General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). The jobless rate dropped to 4.06%, returning to the level recorded before the global financial crisis of 2008. The T...


World – Monster survey reflects confidence in job market

24 June 2013

Monster’s latest job market survey reveals that 79% of job seekers are confident about finding a job in the next 12 months. 77% agree, however, that it is more challenging to find a job compared with a year ago.Jeffrey Quinn, Vice President of Monster’s Global Insights, said, “While the survey in...


World – Hays: Temporary work still has image problem in some countries

24 June 2013

The latest Hays Journal revealed mixed views on temporary work. Whilst flexibility of temporary workers offers obvious benefits to hiring managers, contingent workforces still have an image problem.The Hays UK Flexible Workforce Survey reports that 78% of respondents said the main benefit of a te...


World – Adecco accused of ripping-off idea

24 June 2013

Adecco Group has been accused by a travel blogger of stealing his idea for their new campaign. Blogger Tuner Barr created his own website called ‘Around the world in 80 jobs’ cataloguing his experiences traveling and working abroad.  Adecco used the exact same brand name for its latest recru...


Malaysia – Skilled workers to double by 2020

24 June 2013

In order to achieve the status of a high-income economy, Malaysia needs to nearly double its number of skilled workers. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the Government intends to increase the number of skilled workers, to half of the total workforce, by 2020.The...


Singapore – en world appoints new president

24 June 2013

International recruitment agency, en world, has appointment Brian Richards as President of its Singapore operations. He will be responsible for leading and driving all of en world Singapore operations, its staffing divisions and corporate functions, as well as growing and expanding its...


South Africa – Union bitterly disappointed about change to temporary staffing law

21 June 2013

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has expressed its “bitter disappointment” over a parliamentary vote this week which will require employers to treat temporary, fixed-contract and part-time workers on an equal basis after three months.The union has called for a complete ban on l...


Brazil – Unemployment remains flat

21 June 2013

As protests continue across Brazil’s major cities, the government will find some relief from stable employment figures released yesterday. Unemployment in Brazil stayed flat in May as the job market remained relatively robust, according to the latest statistics by the Brazilian Institute of Geogr...


Australia – Mining skills demand remains strong

21 June 2013

Demand for skilled workers across key occupations and emerging resource markets remains strong despite a small dip in Australia's total mining employment numbers, as released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in its quarterly labour force figures.The resource industry's owned-and-operated ca...


Australia – Seek invests in African business

21 June 2013

Australia-based online recruitment firm Seek Limited (SEK:ASX) has invested USD 20 million for a 25% stake in One Africa Media (OAM), which owns and invests in a portfolio of leading online marketplaces, including for jobs, cars, real estate and travel.Jason Lenga, managing director of Seek Inter...