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World – LinkedIn continues strong growth in Q2

31 July 2015

LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE), the online professional network, yesterday reported revenue for the second quarter ending June 2015 of USD 712 million, an increase of 33.3% from USD 534 million during the same period last year.Unique visiting members to jobs-related pages improved approximately 40% year-o...


Japan – Labour market continues ‘on recovery path’

31 July 2015

The unemployment rate in Japan came in at a seasonally adjusted 3.4% in June, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications announced. That was above forecasts for 3.3%, which would have been unchanged from the May reading. This represented the first rise in unemployment for five months.The...


Singapore – Ministry responds to slowing employment figures

31 July 2015

It was reported yesterday that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up from 1.8% in March to 2.0% in June. Among residents, unemployment rose to 2.8% while for citizens, unemployment rose to 2.9%, similar to the situation a year ago.Overall employment grew by 15,700 in the second...


Oman – Amnesty extended for illegal migrant workers

31 July 2015

Oman has extended its amnesty for illegal foreign workers to leave the country without being fined to the end of October, according to a press note from the Ministry of Manpower. More than 14,000 illegal workers have applied for the amnesty so far.A Ministry official stated that more than 60,000...


World – Robert Walters reports revenue growth across all regions

30 July 2015

International recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) reported revenue of £377.6 million for the six months ending 30 June 2015, an increase of +25% in constant currency compared with £310.0 million last year.Revenue and Gross Profit during H1 2015 was as follows:   H1 2015 H1 20...


Australia – Report highlights pay gap for women

30 July 2015

More Australian women are working than ever before, but they continue to lag behind men in terms of pay, according to an ANZ white paper.The ANZ Women's Report, ‘Barriers to Achieving Gender Equity’, states that the income disparity begins early in careers and the gender pay differences are deepl...


UAE – Workers jobs under threat as recruitment system faces glitches

30 July 2015

The e-Migrate system has backfired with glitches resulting in a major crisis in the recruitment of blue-collar Indian workers to the UAE, according to the Khaleej Times. The system, developed by Tata Consultancy Services, was introduced in the UAE last month to ensure transparency and to end...


Singapore – Unemployment rate increases in Q2

30 July 2015

Singapore's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 2% in the second quarter after trending downwards for the past four quarters, the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) announced today.Preliminary estimates showed that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate edged up from 1.8% in March to 2.0% in June....


World – Heidrick & Struggles H1 2015 results in Europe disappointing

29 July 2015

Chicago-based international executive recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles (HSII: NSQD) yesterday reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of USD 133 million, a decrease of 2.3% compared with USD 136.1 million during the same period last year.    Q2 2015...


China – Young entrepreneurs boost e-commerce jobs growth

29 July 2015

Over 10 million jobs have been created in 2014 by online shops in China, with over half of them run by enterprising college students, according to the Financial Express.Nearly 60% of online shops operated by individuals rather than enterprises are run by either college students or college graduat...