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Sweden - Poolia wins nationwide mandate for SLU

20 October 2015

Swedish staffing firm Poolia (POOLB: SS) has signed a contract staffing services with the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). The framework agreement includes “the rental of officials” around the country and extends over two years, with an option for 1 + 1 year.

SLU is a nationwide...

Germany: Carmichael Fisher Expands Further

20 October 2015

International executive search firm Carmichael Fisher has today announced the opening of a Frankfurt office coming on the heels of their recent Brussels announcement.

The opening is in response to growing client demand in the German Market and builds on the firm's existing German office in Hamburg. The...

Italy: Openjobmetis to list on Milan Stock Exchange

19 October 2015

Openjobmetis, the Italian temporary employment agency has submitted a listing request for admission to the Milan Stock Exchange. The company aims to list its shares on the STAR segment of the stock market, which is intended for companies with high growth potential. Equita Sim is global coordinator for...

UK: Teeside recruitment firms rises from the ashes.

19 October 2015

A Teeside recruitment director forced into liquidation by the collapse of the SSI steelworks in Redcar has today launched a new company just days later according to the local Evening Gazette.

 According to the paper Jo Hand said she had "no alternative" but to wind up Middlesbrough-based...

Germany: Daimler and Randstad welcome refugees

19 October 2015

Daimler has said that it will initiate a "bridge internship" programme for refugees who are coming to Germany from war-affected countries like Syria and Iraq, according to a company statement. The company has offered 40 initial places on the scheme in conjunction with the German Federal Employment...

Ireland: Good Growth but not Stellar

19 October 2015

The period from July to September 2015 marked the fifteenth successive quarter of year-on-year growth in jobs posted in Ireland, since the start of the report in 2012 according to the CPL Jobs Index. However, the rate of growth in Q3 2015, at just under 10%, is the slowest growth rate recorded since...

Europe - Adecco appoints Regional Head of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

16 October 2015

Adecco (ADEN: VX) today announced the appointment of Franz-Josef Schürmann to the position of Regional Head of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (DACH). He has also been appointed to the company’s Executive Committee.

A German national, Mr Schürmann will take up his position on 1 January 2016.


France – Pixid secure private equity investment to accelerate growth

16 October 2015

French vendor management system (VMS) provider Pixid today announced that it is reorganising its capital structure around its management team; with the arrival of private equity firm Keensight Capital as a majority shareholder. 

Founded in 2004 by Adecco France, Manpower France, and Randstad (ex-Vediorbis);...

Switzerland – Slight uptick in temporary workers not indicative of a recovery

16 October 2015

The Swiss staffing sector reported marginal growth of 1.9% in the number of temporary workers in September 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from Swiss Staffing, the Swiss Federation of Staffing Companies.

It should be noted, however, that the comparison base...

UK – Optionis acquires tax rebate solutions firm Arnsco

16 October 2015

Business services provider Optionis today announced that it has acquired tax rebate solutions specialist, Arnsco. The deal is the fifth takeover to be completed by the Cheshire-headquartered firm in the past two years, and follows December's acquisition of London-based tax specialist Brian Alfred Associates...