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Denmark – Acquisitions boost Jobindex’s Q2 results

18 August 2014

Danish job board Jobindex AS (JOBND: CPH) reported revenue of DKK 57.2 million (€7.7 million) for the second period ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +72.3% compared with DKK 33.2 million (€4.5 million) during the same period last year. The company achieved a net profit after tax of DKK 8....


Sweden – Staffing companies less optimistic about prospects

18 August 2014

More than a quarter (26%) of staffing agencies across Sweden expect demand for agency workers to fall during Q3 2014, according to the latest Staffing Survey from the Swedish Staffing Association (Bemanningsföretagen).However, four-out-of-10 agencies expect that demand will remain constant, while...


Scotland – Candidate availability a cause for concern for permanent and temporary jobs

18 August 2014

The recovery in Scotland’s labour market moved up a gear in July, according to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, which showed survey-record increases in both the number of permanent placements and starting salaries.Strong and broad-based demand for staff continued to drive the upturn. O...


Germany – Migrants continue to flock to German labour market

18 August 2014

The number of labour migrants arriving in Germany is continuing to grow, according to the latest figures from the German Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit - BA).Between May 2013 and May 2014, 1.25 million migrant workers arrived in Germany from Eastern Europe and from Greece, It...


Turkey – Employment Agency and Women Entrepreneurs to boost female employment

18 August 2014

As part of a plan to boost the nation’s economy, the Turkish government recently set a goal of an employment rate of 35% for women by 2023, reports cistranfinance.com. The employment rate for women in Turkey as of 2012 was 29.5% according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developme...


Sweden - NetJobs makes loss but remains ambitious

15 August 2014

Sweden-based job board NetJobs AB (NJOB: STO) reported revenue of SEK 8.9 million (€969,120) for the second quarter ending 30th June 2014, a rise of +7% compared with SEK 8.4 million (€914,680) for the same period last year. The company did less badly than a year ago but still has an operating lo...


UK – NES buys in Norway

15 August 2014

NES Global Talent has acquired RC Consultants, a leading provider of engineering consultancy services and manpower solutions to the oil and gas industry in Norway. Founded in 1987, RC Consultants is headquartered in Sandnes, Norway. It is NES Global Talent’s first acquisition, and adds to NES Glo...


Netherlands - Vacancies and prospects up

15 August 2014

Vacancy numbers in Q2 2014 were up +18.7% year-on-year at 108,000 (seasonally adjusted) the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced yesterday. This is the fourth quarter rise and +17,000 greater than a year ago.Commercial services contributed most in real terms to the increase up +21.4% at 6...


Germany – Delete emails to improve work life balance

15 August 2014

German vehicle-maker Daimler has an innovative approach to holiday email according to the BBC. Which many people during this holiday season may well wish their company would copy so that they don’t return from their break with a mountain of unanswered correspondence.Email a Daimler employee while...


Netherlands – Brunel revenue up, but profits disappoint

14 August 2014

Dutch staffing firm Brunel International (BRNL: NL) today reported revenue growth for the three months ending 30 June 2014 of €340.6 million, up +18% at constant exchange rates.In terms of profit, the company was unable to match the revenue growth. Gross profit rose by +11% to €57.7 million, comp...