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France – Groupe Fed reports revenue growth and expansion plans

28 February 2014

Private French recruitment firm Groupe Fed reported revenue of €45.6 million in 2013, an increase of +12.3% compared with 2012. The company operates through eight specialists recruitment brands, and has announced plans to add a ninth brand in 2014.The company’s revenue stream is comprised of 45%...


Europe – Unemployment rate continues to hold steady

28 February 2014

In January 2014, the unemployment rate across the 17 Eurozone countries was 12%, unchanged since October 2013, and at the same level as January 2013, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical body of the European Union. Across the 28 European Union countries unemployment...


UK – Impellam’s results hamstrung by onerous contracts

27 February 2014

Impellam (IPEL: LSE) achieved revenue for the 52 weeks ending 27 December 2013 of £1.2 billion, a slight fall of -0.4% from £1.21 billion in the same period last year. The company reported a drop of -0.5% in gross profit from £174.1 million in 2012 to £173.3 million in 2013.Impellam reported a ne...


UK – Capita posts full year revenue growth

27 February 2014

Capita (CPI: LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services announced revenue for the year ending 31 December 2013 of £3.9 billion, an increase of +16.2% from £3.3 billion in 2012.The company achieved a gross profit of £1.1 billion, up by +13.6% fro...


UK – Manufacturing powering jobs growth

27 February 2014

UK vacancy growth is powering ahead, with the number of advertised job vacancies across the country rising by +14% in the past year, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk.Overall, the UK jobs market improved in January, with a steady increase in the number of advertised v...


Sweden – Jobseeking event ends in chaos as invite accidently sent to 61,000

27 February 2014

Police in Stockholm had to disperse a large crowd of jobseekers after an email invitation for a recruitment event was accidentally sent to 61,000 people instead of the intended 1,000 jobseekers, reports the BBC.The recruitment event was supposed to provide up to 1,000 jobseekers with the opportun...


World – Weakness in Australia hampers Hays’ H1 growth

26 February 2014

Global staffing firm Hays (HAS: LSE) reported turnover of £1.8 billion for the six months ending 31 December 2013, flat compared with the same period in 2012 but up by +1% on an organic basis. The company achieved a net fee income of £363.4 million during the period, an organic increase of +2% co...


France – Groupe Crit COO reveals further acquisition ambitions

26 February 2014

In a recent interview with CerleFinance.com, Nathalie Jaoui, Chief Operating Officer for French recruitment firm Groupe Crit (CRIT: FR) spoke about the company’s performance during 2013 and her optimism about the coming year.Ms Jaoui said: “The year 2013 must be split into two distinct halves. Th...


Switzerland – Federal Council and Parliament vote to reject minimum wage initiative

26 February 2014

A government-fixed minimum wage is the wrong way to help people on a low income, according to the Federal Council and Swiss Parliament, who have recommended that the initiative be rejected. They claim that the initiative would threaten jobs and make it difficult for low-skilled and young peo...


France – British ski instructors arrested in EU employment law breach

26 February 2014

Seven British ski instructors were arrested in the French Alps earlier this week for reportedly teaching without the proper qualifications, reports The Telegraph. However, some are claiming that the actions by the French police were based more on the fact that the instructors were British, which...