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France – Temporary worker number up

10 September 2014

The number of temporary workers in France increased by +9.6% in July 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the French job centre Pôle Emploi. Compared with June 2014 the number of temporary workers rose by +2.2% to 626,800.There was an increase of +2.4...


Ireland – Unprecedented number of job vacancies in August

10 September 2014

Traditionally considered a quieter month for recruitment, August was a record month for professional job vacancies, with the numbers available increasing compared with July, according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor for July 2014....


Russia – Antal International opens second office

10 September 2014

Recruitment company Antal International announced that it has opened an office in Kazan, in the Republic of Tartarstan, 500 miles West of Moscow. This office will be the company’s second in Russia and fourth in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).According to Antal Russia, Tartarstan is...


Europe – ManpowerGroup: Spotty Q4 employment outlook forecast

9 September 2014

The Q4 2014 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), a forward-looking survey of over 65,000 employers across 42 countries and territories reveals “spotty” European hiring intentions for the quarter ahead, with mixed regional job prospects.Employers in 18 of 24 EMEA countries surveyed forecast...


UK – InterQuest reports strong growth following acquisition

9 September 2014

Specialist IT staffing firm InterQuest Group (ITQ: AIM) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2014 of £73 million, an increase of +29.8% compared with £56.2 million during the same period last year.The company achieved gross profit of £11.4 million, equating to year-on-year growth of...


UK – Stepstone acquisition of Evenbase cleared

9 September 2014

The Competition and Market Authority (CMA) has cleared the anticipated acquisition of Evenbase Recruitment by job board Stepstone Holding UK, reports stockmarketwire.com.Based on the information currently available, the CMA has decided not to refer the acquisition to a phase two investigation und...


UK – Job market dip points to uncertain recovery

9 September 2014

The number of new jobs increased by more than +30% in August 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to new figures from reed.co.uk. Motoring & Automotive (+73%), Transport & Logistics (+64%) and Construction & Property (+56%) were among the fastest growing sectors.The...


UK – Networkers International acquires oil & gas recruiter CAPPO Group

8 September 2014

Recruitment firm Networkers International (NWKI: LSE) announced last week that it has finalised its acquisition of contract oil & gas sector recruitment company CAPPO Group. Formed in 1977, CAPPO (Chemical and Power Plant Operations) currently has offices in London, Qatar, and Houston.The acq...


Norway – More temporary workers but working fewer hours

8 September 2014

There was a decrease of -2.8% in the number of hours worked by temporary workers during the second quarter of 2014, compared with the same quarter last year, according to the latest figures from NHO Service, the Norwegian National Federation of Service Industries.The decline of -2.8% marks an imp...


UK – City job opportunities up, despite summer slowdown

8 September 2014

Hiring managers across the City are feeling the impact of the traditional summer slowdown, according to the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor. Despite the slowdown, year-on-year recruitment levels continue to fare well.There was a decline of -14% in the number of job opportunities in Augu...