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ASEAN – The future labour powerhouse

3 July 2015

The structural change in the East Asian labour market and rising wages in China will shift a lot of labour towards Southeast Asian countries, especially the ones that still have low labour costs, experts say, reports menafn.com.With wages in China increasing by 6.9% per annum, according to a Stan...


New Zealand – Employment market showing healthy signs

3 July 2015

Despite the reportedly waning employment confidence, New Zealand-based job board Trade Me Jobs continues to see healthy signs in the country’s employment market, reports scoop.co.nz.Peter Osborne, Head of Trade Me Jobs, commented: “While some gloss may be coming off the economy, the job market’s...


South Africa – Communications jobs set to rise as companies look to African expansion

3 July 2015

South African communications professionals are very positive with almost 60% feeling that the role of communications is likely to increase in their businesses within the next two years. This positivity highlights the increasingly strategic role communications plays across a number of busines...


Singapore – Dozens arrested in illegal foreign worker scam

3 July 2015

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has arrested 41 people in an island-wide enforcement operation against a group suspected of illegally bringing foreign workers into the country, reports channelnewsasia.com.Investigations revealed that the group would set up shell companies to bring in the f...


Japan – Increased costs dampen Creek & River’s Q1 net income

2 July 2015

Japanese staffing firm Creek & River (4763: JP) reported revenue for the first quarter ending 31 May 2015 of JPY 6.4 billion (USD 51.9 million), an increase of 4.6% compared with JPY 6.1 billion (USD 49.6 million) during the same quarter last year.    Q1 2015 Q1 2014 Ch...


Japan – S-Pool reports revenue growth, increased costs weigh on income

2 July 2015

Japanese staffing firm S-Pool (2471: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 31 May 2015 of JPY 3.4 billion (USD 28 million), an increase of 6.2% compared with JPY 3.2 billion (USD 26.4 million) during the same period last year.    H1 2015 H1 2014 Change Revenue...


India – Sharp increase in online hiring activity

2 July 2015

Online hiring activity in India increased by 32% in June 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the Monster Employment Index. The increase in June was the biggest year-on-year rise in online recruitment activity for at least a year-and-a-half.The index, a monthly gauge of the c...


Japan – Labour shortages rising costs for 2020 Olympics

2 July 2015

Yoshirō Mori, head of Japan’s organising committee for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, today blamed an “imbalance of demand and supply” for the soaring construction costs threatening to afflict Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic project, reports insidethegames.biz.Mr Mori said that the drive to reconstru...


Japan – Temp Holdings acquires P & P Holdings

1 July 2015

Tempstaff, a subsidiary of Japanese staffing group Temp Holdings (2181: JP), has acquired Japanese temporary recruitment and outsourcing firm P&P Holdings (6068: JP).The acquisition bid was announced in May 2015, following P&P’s disappointing financial results for the full year ending 31...


Korea – Two-fifths of staff at big firms are temporary

1 July 2015

Two-fifths of workers at large businesses in Korea are irregular workers, according to a government survey which highlighted the level of job insecurity in the country, reports The Korea Herald.According to the data on types of employment in 3,233 companies, nearly 39% of 4.6 million Korean worke...