Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

India – Greater recognition of temporary work needed to improve conditions

1 September 2014

The number of temporary workers, known locally as flexi-staff, working for the government and in the public sector increased by 720,000 between 2011 and 2013, according to figures from the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), reports mydigitalfc.com.According to the ISF, there are 12.3 million tempo...


Japan – Randstad expands Tokyo head office following growth in Professionals segment

1 September 2014

Randstad has launched the next phase of its aggressive growth plan in Japan with the opening of its new, larger Tokyo Head Office. The company’s growth has largely been driven by the emphasis on its Professionals (mid-career) recruitment business, with plans to provide greater HR services to...


UAE – Wage protection system safeguarding salary payments to migrant workers

1 September 2014

Until five years ago, there was no mechanism available to track the payment of salaries in the UAE, which led to the advent of the Wages Protection System (WPS), by the Ministry of Labour, reports constructionweekonline.com.After five years in action, the WPS has been declared a success, having b...


Philippines – Fake recruiters arrested in police sting operation

1 September 2014

Two Filipino women posing a recruiters have been arrested in the capital city of Manila after promising to secure work in Japan for seven jobseekers, reports newsinfo.inquirer.net.Following a police sting operation, the women were arrested at a fast-food restaurant where they had agreed to meet t...


Australia – Ashley Services posts strong growth following acquisition

29 August 2014

Newly listed Australian staffing firm Ashley Services Group (ASH: ASX) today reported revenue of AUD 287.1 million (USD 268.5 million) for the year ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +63.1%, compared with AUD 176 million (USD 164.6 million) a year ago.Revenue from the company’s labour hire divis...


Australia – Cheaper foreign workers under new government plan

29 August 2014

Australia’s Labour Party has warned that bringing in foreign workers on lower wages would reduce Australian wages. The warning follows reports that the Federal Government plans to ease labour shortages by enabling employers to hire foreign workers on salaries up to -10% below standard rates for s...


Philippines – Appeals to amend labour laws ahead of ASEAN integration

29 August 2014

The Filipino government has appealed to Congress to amend labour laws to better equip Filipino workers for the upcoming Southeast Asian regional integration, reports Business World.Speaking at a briefing in the House of Representatives, Labour Undersecretary Reydeluz Conferido asked law...


Hong Kong – Despite labour market growth, jobseekers cautious about finding new jobs

29 August 2014

Hong Kong’s employment market continues to display positive signs of growth and remains highly attractive to jobseekers, according to the 2014/15 Michael Page Hong Kong Employee Intentions Report.Employers in high growth sectors, particularly digital, will have the opportunity to tap into the tal...


Indonesia – President-elect urged to strengthen migrant worker protection

28 August 2014

The Executive Director of Migrant Aid Indonesia, M. Kholili, has urged the country’s President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice-President-elect Jusuf Kalla to create a policy to strengthen the protection of Indonesian migrant workers, reports The Jakarta Post.Mr Kholili stated: “The Jokowi-Kal...


Malaysia – Foreign workers arrested following riot over working conditions

28 August 2014

Malaysian police have arrested 42 men after a riot of up to 1,000, mostly Nepalese, workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics export factory, reports Reuters.The riot broke out in the southern industrial hub of Johor state on Tuesday at a factory run by JCY Internation...