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France – Growth in temporary staffing not indicative of recovery

3 September 2014

Temporary employment across France increased by +2.4% in July, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi.The level of temporary employment in France had declined steadily over the past two years and is...


Scotland – Oil and gas recruiter’s revenue grows through global expansion

3 September 2014

Aberdeen-based oil and gas recruiter OPS Global announced revenue for the year-end 2014 of £21 million, an increase of +7% from £19.6 million last year, reports The Aberdeen Business News.The company, with offices in Australia and Dubai, will be driving further growth of its recruitment capabilit...


UK – IT recruitment continues its rapid recovery

3 September 2014

IT recruitment across the UK grew by +7.4% in 2013, compared with the previous year, according to a new study from market intelligence provider Key Note, providing encouraging evidence that the slowdown in IT recruitment that stretched over 2008-2009 is well and truly over.The IT recruitment sect...


UK – Twitter trumps Facebook among recruiters and candidates

3 September 2014

Twitter has overtaken Facebook as the preferred recruitment network for candidates and recruiters in the UK, according to a report from Bullhorn, a provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software to the recruitment industry.Bullhorn’s Global Social Recruiting Activity Report, which re...


UK – Contingent recruitment platform Elevate Direct secures funding

3 September 2014

London-based contingent recruitment platform Elevate Direct announced that they have raised a further USD 1.3 million (£785,584) from new and existing investors to accelerate their expansion to Asia and the US, and drive product development.Dan Collier, CEO of Elevate Direct, commented: “Approxim...


Wales – Underemployment on the rise

3 September 2014

Underemployment in Wales has increased by +21% since 2010, according to new analysis published by the Wales Trade Union Congress (TUC), reports The Western Mail. Since 2010, the number of people who are unemployed has fallen by 35,000, while the number of those who are underemployed has risen by...


Ireland – CPL reports record full year revenue and gross profit

2 September 2014

Irish recruitment firm CPL Resources (CPL: ID) reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2014 of €369.3 million, an increase of +12% from €330.8 million a year ago.Gross profit for the period rose by +12% to €54.7 million, up from €48.8 million last year. Operating profit for the year was €14....


Netherlands – Slow economic recovery impacts Source Group’s results

2 September 2014

Dutch staffing firm Source Group (SOURC: NA) last week reported net revenue of €4.9 million for the six months ending 30 June 2014, a decrease of -14.2% from €5.7 million last year. Gross profit for the period was €2.3 million, a decrease of -3% from €2.4 million in 2013.Source Group achieved an...


Italy – Parliamentary approval of overhaul of labour market expected by year-end

2 September 2014

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, facing rising unemployment and an economy that has slipped into its third recession since 2008, yesterday said that he expects parliamentary approval of an overhaul of the country's labour market by the end of the year, reports businessspectator.com.au. &...


Netherlands – Staffing industry growth led by technical sector

2 September 2014

The number of hours worked by temporary workers in the Netherlands increased by +9% during period eight (21 July – 17 August) compared with the same period last year, according to the latest figures from the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU). Sales during the period increased by +8%,...