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Japan – Adecco Group launches consulting services for SMEs

16 August 2019

Adecco Corporation Japan, a subsidiary of the Adecco Group, announced that it has launched a consulting service aimed at solving management issues faced by SMEs.

According to AIM Group, Adecco has up until now, focused on large scale companies in Tokyo to solve their management issues. This new service...

Hong Kong – More than half of workers expect their jobs to be automated in the next 5-10 years: Randstad

16 August 2019

More than half, or 53%, of workers in Hong Kong expect their jobs to be automated in the next five to ten years, according to data from the Randstad Workmonitor study.

Randstad Workmonitor’s study also found that 83% of respondents feel equipped to deal with digitalisation in their jobs.

Natellie Sun,...

Singapore – Majority of employers willing to hire overseas returnees: Hays

16 August 2019

A majority, or 82%, of employers in Singapore are eager to employ an overseas returnee in the coming year, according to survey data from Hays.

In the survey, Hays asked candidates who have studied or worked overseas, “Would you be willing to hire a local returnee in the next 12 months?” to which 82%...

Philippines – Recruitment firms support creation of a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (Inquirer)

16 August 2019

A group representing at least 500 recruitment agencies in the Philippines has backed the bill filed by Senator Bong Go creating a Department of Overseas Filipino Workers (DOFW) which would be focused on the welfare and protection of at least 2 million Filipinos working in foreign countries, reports the...

Singapore – Advancer Global H1 revenue grows, but profits decrease

15 August 2019

Advancer Global (43Q:SES), an integrated services provider offering workforce solutions and services in Singapore, reported revenue for the half year ended 30 June 2019 of SGD 34.3 million (USD million), an increase of 4.8% compared to the same period last year.

The company also reported a fall of 3.2%...

Australia – Seasonally adjusted jobless rate steady in July

15 August 2019

Australia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in July 2019 stood at 5.2%, steady when compared to the same period the previous year, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The data also showed that there were 712,900 unemployed persons in July, an increase of 0.2% compared to...

Australia – SEEK job ads down 7.8%, average advertised salary up 2.4%

15 August 2019

Australian job board SEEK’s latest employment report showed a decrease of 7.8% in jobs advertised in July 2019 compared to July 2018. At the same time, the average advertised salary across Australia increased by 2.4% year-on-year.

Community Services & Development (10.3%) led as the sector with the...

China – Job market remains stable (Xinhua.net)

15 August 2019

China's job market remained generally stable in the first seven months of the year, reports Xinhua.net,  citing data from the National Bureau of Statistics. A total of 8.67 million new urban jobs were created during the January-July period with the surveyed urban unemployment rate rising 0.2% to...

India – Info Edge Q1 revenue up 20.5%, profits see uptick

14 August 2019

Info Edge India Ltd (NAUKRI:NSI), the Indian job board, reported revenue yesterday from operations for the first-quarter ended 30 June 2019 of INR 3.12 billion (USD 43.8 million), up 20.5% compared to the same period last year.


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Japan – CRG Holdings revenue rises but profits down

14 August 2019

Japan-based temporary staffing business CRG Holdings reported revenue today for the nine months ended 30 June 2019 of 16.62 billion (USD 156.2 million), up 7.1% when compared to the same period last year.

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