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Switzerland – Jobs in German-speaking regions rise, as French-speaking regions report declines

26 August 2015

There were 2% more jobs advertised in Switzerland in August, the first national increase since February 2015. However, the gap between the number of jobs advertised in German-speaking Switzerland and French-speaking Switzerland widened, according to the latest figures from Michael Page.

The number of...

Sweden – Billions to be invested each year to boost jobs

26 August 2015

Sweden’s Finance Minister, Magdalena Andersson, and Deputy Finance Minister, Per Bolund, in an open letter published in Swedish newspaper Daglig Nyheter, announced that the government will invest SEK 10 billion (€1 billion) each year to increase employment. 

In an excerpt of the letter they wrote:...

UK – Female managers working nearly two hours a day for free

26 August 2015

Women in the UK work, on average, an hour and 40 minutes for free every day according to a survey from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

The survey found that, on average, female managers who work full-time are paid 22% less than their male counterparts. This means that women effectively work...

Sweden – Revenue growth strengthens at SJR in Scandinavia

25 August 2015

Swedish staffing company SJR in Scandinavia (SJRB: SS) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of SEK 82.2 million (€8.6 million), an increase of SEK 13.1% compared with SEK 72.7 million (€7.6 million) during the same period last year. 

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UK – Average salaries drop to 12-month low

25 August 2015

Average advertised UK salaries have dropped to a year-long low, as companies shift emphasis from recruitment to retention, and reward their recession veterans with long overdue pay rises, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. 

Advertised UK salaries stood at £33,505 in...

UK – Illegal workers may face six months in jail, while employers could face up to five years

25 August 2015

People who work illegally in England and Wales could face up to six months in prison, under proposals to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill to be introduced this autumn, reports The BBC.

Penalties will also include an unlimited fine and wages being seized.

Immigration Minister James Brokenshire...

UK – Food manufacturer fined after agency worker crushed by forklift

25 August 2015

The Sandwich Factory, a food manufacturer in Atherstone, Warwickshire, and one of its directors have been fined after a worker was crushed by a forklift at its factory, reports tamwortherald.co.uk.

Leamington Crown Court heard that agency worker Jamie Barsby was lucky to be alive after the incident on...

Final Call: Staffing Industry Analysts Oil & Gas Staffing Directory

25 August 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts are currently compiling a directory of Oil & Gas staffing firms around the world and we would like to include as many companies as possible. 

The finished document will be distributed to members of our Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Council, who collectively...

Netherlands – Acquisitions boost DPA’s results, more planned

24 August 2015

Dutch staffing firm DPA Group (DPA: NL) today reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of €54.4 million, an increase of 35.7% compared with €40.1 million during the same period last year. On an organic basis, revenue increased by 5% between H1 2014 and H1 2015.  


Denmark – Revenue growth slows at Jobindex

24 August 2015

Danish job board Jobindex (JOBNDX: CPH) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of DKK 66 million (€8.8 million), an increase of 15.3% compared with DKK 57.2 million (€7.7 million) during the same quarter last year.

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