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Australia – Café allegedly paid workers in food and drinks, Fair Work Ombudsman says

23 October 2019

Australia’s workplace watchdog the Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal action in court against the operators of a Brisbane café that allegedly partially paid some of its employees in food and drink.

The regulator alleges 11 employees at Café 63 Chermside were paid part of their wages in meals,...

Australia – ApplyDirect CEO steps down, new interim CEO and MD appointed

23 October 2019

Australia-base job search site ApplyDirect Limited announced today that Bryan Petereit has decided to step down from his role as CEO and Director of the Board.

Petereit, who founded the group, will remain with the business in a consulting capacity in the short term to assist with the transition and to...

Taiwan – Jobless rate rises in September

23 October 2019

The unemployment rate in Taiwan increased by 0.04% in September 2019 to 3.80% when compared to the same period last year, according to data from the latest manpower survey results from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics.

When compared to the previous month, the unemployment...

Japan – Number of foreign students seeking jobs after graduation hits record high (Japan Times)

23 October 2019

The number of foreign students who changed their visa status to work in Japan after graduating from universities or vocational schools hit a record high in 2018, amid a chronic manpower shortage in the nation, reports The Japan Times citing data from the Immigration Services Agency. A total of 25,942...

India – IT hiring intentions weaken: Experis

22 October 2019

Corporate India's hiring intention for IT professionals for the next six months decreased by 5.87% from the previous six months as demand for talent with new skill sets for the future is reshaping the tech job market, according to a report from Experis IT.

Experis’ report, ‘Experis IT Employment Outlook...

Myanmar – MyJobs appoints new CEO

22 October 2019

Myanmar-based online job search platform MyJobs announced that it appointed Harry Antarakis as new CEO.

Antarakis is set to succeed previous CEO Hans van Beek, who is stepping down to seek new challenges, from 1 December 2019.

Prior to MyJobs, Antarakis worked with Axiata, a telecommunications group in...

Australia – Female dominated jobs more susceptible to automation, could widen gender pay gap

22 October 2019

Female-dominated occupations in Australia are more vulnerable to automation, which could further widen the gender pay gap, according to Hays Australia.

In its latest Hays Global Skills Index, the company warns that while automation has the potential to impact a wide range of jobs, certain occupations...

Malaysia – Prime Minister says regulations needed to protect gig economy workers (Free Malaysia Today)

22 October 2019

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said that regulations are needed to protect the rights of those in the gig economy, reports Free Malaysia Today. The prime minister said the government was concerned about the welfare of such individuals as they do not receive a pension or have savings under the...

World – OECD employment rate stable in second quarter

21 October 2019

The employment rate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries remained at 68.7% in the second quarter of 2019, same as that in the previous quarter.

There are 36 member countries in the OECD.

The employment rate in Japan increased by 0.1% to 77.6%. In South Korea the employment...

India – Info Edge to take stake in legal research platform LegitQuest

21 October 2019

Info Edge, the Indian job board, has entered into an agreement to invest, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, approximately INR 15 million (USD 211,750) in LegitQuest, a legal search engine based in India.

The aggregate shareholding of the company, post this investment, in LegitQuest would be 16.67%...