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UK – Thousands of Christmas jobs unfilled as demand for seasonal staff soars

13 November 2014

There are more than 9,000 Christmas jobs still available across the UK, an impressive +50% increase on last year, as employers struggle to staff up in advance of the annual festive rush, according to a new survey from job board Adzuna.The big high street and online retailers continue to stock up...


UK – Spencer Ogden appoints Lord Smith as non-executive director

13 November 2014

UK-based energy recruitment firm Spencer Ogden has announced the appointment of Lord Smith of Finsbury as a non-executive director. Before his ennoblement, Chris Smith was the UK Secretary of State for Culture and shadow Secretary of State for Environment and was previously Chairman of the Enviro...


Germany – Gi Group reports strong regional growth

12 November 2014

Italy-based recruitment firm Gi Group announced that it achieved revenue of €11.2 million in Germany during the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +21% compared with a year ago. The company also achieved profit margin growth of +34% in Germany compared with Q3 2013.Stefano Tom...


UK – New regulation on advertising jobs abroad to be enacted

12 November 2014

The proposed new regulation requiring agencies and employment businesses to advertise UK-based jobs in the UK, if they are to be advertised abroad, is one step closer following the government’s announcement that it intends to press ahead with new regulations by the end of this year.The requiremen...


Netherlands – Staffing agency blasted for lottery offering free farm workers

12 November 2014

A temporary staffing agency that specialises in placing workers from Eastern Europe has angered the Federal Dutch Labour Movement (FNV) trade union by organising a lottery for employers offering 10 free workers as the prize, reports expatrica.com. The Lugera recruitment agency; which operate...


UK – Nearly all IT contractors expect earnings to rise

12 November 2014

IT contractors expect both earnings and opportunities to increase over the next 12 months, according to an analysis by umbrella employment firm giant group. The company’s latest study found that 96% of IT contractors believe their earnings will rise over the next 12 months, an increase of +4 perc...


Ireland – Skilled workers earning minimum wage undermines future of the construction industry

12 November 2014

With jobs still at a premium across the sector, many skilled construction workers are accepting jobs at the minimum wage in order to secure work in the trade. As a result, employers are opting not to take on apprentices as they know they can get skilled workers at almost the same cost, reports Th...


World – Tough Europe hampers Hudson Global’s Q3

11 November 2014

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global (HSON: NSDQ) reported revenue for the three months ending 30 September 2014 of USD 149.3 million, an increase of +4.3% in constant currency from USD 139.3 million a year ago.Gross profit for the period rose by +8.3% in constant currency to USD 55.7 mi...


Netherlands – Acquisitions boost DPA Group’s Q3

11 November 2014

Dutch staffing firm DPA Group NV (DPA: NL) reported revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014 of €20.7 million, an increase of +23.5% from €16.7 million during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +29.3% to €5.3 million, up from €4.1 million last year. DPA Gr...


UK – Penna Consulting reports record H1

11 November 2014

Penna Consulting (PNA: LSE) the international human resources consulting group, reported revenue of £41.1 million for the six months ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +30.5% from £31.5 million a year ago.Operating profit for the period rose by +40.2% to £2.1 million, up from £1.5 million i...