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UK – Minorities left behind in the job market

4 July 2014

Research published by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) shows that unemployment among ethnic minority groups and women is higher than the national average, reports economia.icaew.com.Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said it was important that all aspects of society could experie...


France – Groupe Crit acquires yet another US staffing company

3 July 2014

French recruitment firm Groupe Crit (CEN: FP) today announced the acquisition of California-based specialist IT and project management staffing company, Actium Consulting. The acquisition was made via Groupe Crit’s US subsidiary PeopleLink. Actium Consulting achieved revenue of USD 20 million in...


UK – New vacancies up +25% in H1 2014

3 July 2014

The number of new job vacancies across the UK between January and June 2014 increased by +25%, compared with the same period last year, according to the Job Index from job board reed.co.uk.Figures released by Reed show a continued rise in the availability of new vacancies during the first half of...


Germany – Strong growth in IT/Engineering freelancers

3 July 2014

Demand for IT and Engineering freelancers has reached a new high across the German speaking countries, according to figures from recruitment and freelance company GULP. During the first six months of 2014, GULP received 86,441 requests for freelancers, surpassing the previous record of 83,606 dur...


UK – Recruitment via Polish job agency criticised by MP

3 July 2014

A Hull-based meat business, one of the biggest companies in the area, has been criticised by an MP for using a Polish job agency to recruit workers, reports The Hull Daily Mail. According to Hull East MP Karl Turner, the shareholder-owned business, Cranswick, advertises heavily for staff through...


Croatia – Employers unsupportive of labour act amendments

3 July 2014

The Croatian Employers Association (HUP) does not support the final labour bill because it does not sufficiently contribute to the cushioning of the effects of the crisis in the economy, reports dalje.com.In a statement, the HUP also said that it does not improve conditions for doing business and...


Europe – Commission outlines measures to maximise growth in green jobs

3 July 2014

The European Commission has adopted a Communication outlining the employment challenges and opportunities of the current transition towards a green, low carbon, energy, and resource-efficient economy, reports ec.europa.eu.The Green Employment Initiative Communication presents an integrated framew...


UK – Hudson appoints new UK Managing Director

3 July 2014

International talent solutions company, Hudson Global Inc., (HSON: NSDQ) today announced the appointment of Peter Istead to the position of Managing Director of its operations in the UK and Ireland.Mr Istead joins Hudson from Michael Page, where he spent 19 years working in their recruitment busi...


UK – Staffline announces acquisition of Skillspoint

2 July 2014

Nottingham-based recruitment firm Staffline Group PLC (STAF: LSE) announced today the acquisition of Leicester-based training procurement consultancy Softmist Limited, which trades as Skillspoint.Financial details of the acquisition were not released.Following the acquisition in May 2014 of Avant...


France – Growth in temporary staffing but caution urged

2 July 2014

Temporary employment across France increased by +2.3% in May 2014, compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from the French Association of Employment Agencies, Prism’Emploi. This follows declines of -1% in April, -2% in March, -2.4% in February, and -2.7% in January 2014. Ho...