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UK – Employment prospects improve for young jobseekers

20 August 2014

Job prospects for young people are picking up with nearly two thirds (64%) of employers having hired a young person in the last year, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).Employers placed the highest value (47%) on a young person’s attit...


Scotland – Workers most likely to receive a pay rise

20 August 2014

Those employed in Scotland, the North East, the North West of England, and in the West Midlands are more likely to say that their pay has gone up in the first half of 2014, according to the CIPD’s Employee Outlook Summer 2014 report. ...


Sweden – NGS Group plans for acquisitions despite squeeze on profits

19 August 2014

Swedish healthcare and education recruitment firm NHS Group AB (NGS: SS) reported revenue of SEK 120.2 million (€13.1 million) for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +26.3% compared with SEK 95.2 million (€10.4 million) during the same period last year.NGS Group achieved an op...


Switzerland – Temporary staffing falters in July

19 August 2014

The number of temporary jobs posted in Switzerland fell by -5.6% in July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.Since the start of the year, there has been an increase of +1.1% in the number of...


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...