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Norway – Healthcare staffing firm Dedicare sells personal care business

17 April 2015

Swedish healthcare staffing company Dedicare AB (DEDI: SS) announced today that the company has sold its Norwegian personal care staffing business Dedicare Assistanse (Assistance) to Nordic care company Humana.After the deduction of transaction costs, Dedicare is expected to net approximately SEK...


Sweden – Demand for skills boosts hiring at ManpowerGroup

17 April 2015

ManpowerGroup Sweden is urgently looking to recruit approximately 2,000 people as a result of a marked increase in demand for skills. The company is looking to take on agency workers on both permanent and fixed-term contracts.Agency workers in Sweden are employed directly by their staffing compan...


Germany – Skills shortages prompt debate on new immigration law

17 April 2015

Germany’s Minister of the Interior, Thomas de Maizière is convinced that Germany does not need new immigration law, but many outside the centre-right are in favour of making it easier for non-EU nationals to enter Germany’s labour market, reports euractiv.com.Mr de Maizière, a member of Angela Me...


UK – Unemployment falls again

17 April 2015

UK unemployment levels fell to 5.6% in the three months ending February 2015, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This compares with an unemployment rate of 6.9% during the same period last year.Looking at international comparisons, the unemployment rate...


UK – Demand for professional contractors up in London

16 April 2015

The March 2015 London Recruitment Index from specialist contract recruitment firm Venn Group registered a 7% increase in job availability compared to February 2015.This rise in demand for professional talent is largely attributed to a surge in opportunities within the NHS as a series of governmen...


UK – Business confidence returns among freelancers

16 April 2015

Freelancers’ confidence in both business and the economy has been restored in Q1 2015 after dips in the previous quarter, research published by the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) has revealed. The survey of nearly 1,000 UK freelancers consisting of memb...


Germany – Allgeier acquires IT staffing company

16 April 2015

Goetz Fried AG, a subsidiary of Munich-based IT staffing and software firm Allgeier (AEI: GR), has acquired a majority stake in IT recruitment firm Search Consult GmbH, headquartered in Dusseldorf. Search Consult has specialises in recruiting for IT and telecommunications positions.The acqui...


UK – Elevate announces partnership with start-up

16 April 2015

UK-based recruitment platform Elevate, which is designed to streamline the hiring of contingent talent, announced that it has partnered with fellow London-based start-up HiredByMe.HiredByMe, a complementary service to the Elevate platform, allows organisations looking for both career skills valid...


UK – Rethink acquires talent management and RPO business

15 April 2015

Recruitment and Talent Management (TM) specialist, Rethink Group has acquired TM and RPO business, Consort Group, in a move which will significantly expand its capability. The combined business is expected to generate revenues in excess of £130 million in 2015 and will employ over 200 people...


Switzerland – Temporary staffing market reports further declines

15 April 2015

The number of temporary workers in Switzerland decreased by 7.9% in March 2015 compared with the same month last year, as the aftershocks of the de-pegging of the Swiss franc against the euro in January this year continue to impact the job market.While significant, the decrease in March showed so...