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UK – Contractor confidence on the rise

19 August 2014

Contractors across a range of sectors are feeling more confident about both pay and opportunities according to a study by professional umbrella employment provider giant group. The company’s latest analysis compared current contractor sentiment to its ‘temporary recruitment market report’, which...


Wales – Company fined after agency worker loses fingertips

19 August 2014

A food company has been fined after an agency worker had the tips of two fingers severed whilst cleaning machinery, reports foodmanufacture.co.uk. The unnamed agency worker was working at Solway Foods Ltd Avana Bakeries in Newport when the accident happened in September 2013.The worker was cleani...


Netherlands – DPA reports H1 revenue growth and new acquisition

18 August 2014

Dutch staffing firm DPA Group NV (DPA: NL) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of €40.1 million, an increase of +17% compared with €34.3 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose to €9.7 million, an increase of +31% from €7.4 million a year ago....


Denmark – Acquisitions boost Jobindex’s Q2 results

18 August 2014

Danish job board Jobindex AS (JOBND: CPH) reported revenue of DKK 57.2 million (€7.7 million) for the second period ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +72.3% compared with DKK 33.2 million (€4.5 million) during the same period last year. The company achieved a net profit after tax of DKK 8....


Sweden – Staffing companies less optimistic about prospects

18 August 2014

More than a quarter (26%) of staffing agencies across Sweden expect demand for agency workers to fall during Q3 2014, according to the latest Staffing Survey from the Swedish Staffing Association (Bemanningsföretagen).However, four-out-of-10 agencies expect that demand will remain constant, while...


Scotland – Candidate availability a cause for concern for permanent and temporary jobs

18 August 2014

The recovery in Scotland’s labour market moved up a gear in July, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, which showed survey-record increases in both the number of permanent placements and starting salaries.Strong and broad-based demand for staff continued to drive the upturn. O...


Germany – Migrants continue to flock to German labour market

18 August 2014

The number of labour migrants arriving in Germany is continuing to grow, according to the latest figures from the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA).Between May 2013 and May 2014, 1.25 million migrant workers arrived in Germany from Eastern Europe and from Greece, It...


Turkey – Employment Agency and Women Entrepreneurs to boost female employment

18 August 2014

As part of a plan to boost the nation’s economy, the Turkish government recently set a goal of an employment rate of 35% for women by 2023, reports cistranfinance.com. The employment rate for women in Turkey as of 2012 was 29.5% according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developme...


Sweden - NetJobs makes loss but remains ambitious

15 August 2014

Sweden-based job board NetJobs AB (NJOB: STO) reported revenue of SEK 8.9 million (€969,120 million) for the second quarter ending 30th June 2014, a rise of +7% compared with SEK 8.4 million (€914,680 million) for the same period last year. The company did less badly than a year ago but still has...


UK – NES buys in Norway

15 August 2014

NES Global Talent has acquired RC Consultants, a leading provider of engineering consultancy services and manpower solutions to the oil and gas industry in Norway. Founded in 1987, RC Consultants is headquartered in Sandnes, Norway. It is NES Global Talent’s first acquisition, and adds to NES Glo...