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Germany — Employment highest since unification

18 November 2015

Employment in Germany reached a post-reunification high of 43.2 million in the third quarter of 2015, rising 0.7% from the second quarter, the Bundesarbeitgeberverband der Personaldienstleister (BAP), the German association of private employment agencies, reported Tuesday.

Compared to the third quarter...

UK — Tata Consultancy Services to train 1,000 interns from universities

18 November 2015

Tata Consultancy Services (BOM: 532549) announced last week that it will partner with the British Council Generation UK-India programme to train 1,000 British university graduates for a year at its innovation labs and software development centres in India.

The initiative will bring graduates to work and...

UK — Staffgroup founders depart; firm names new managing directors

18 November 2015

Staffgroup announced the departure of founders Mark Znowski and Paul Flynn with immediate effect. The company, which was acquired by Cordant Group in June 2015, also announced the promotions of Elliott Rivett to managing director of Staffgroup in the UK and Saman Tabrizi to managing director of Staffgroup...

Netherlands — Randstad sales rise in October

17 November 2015

Randstad Holding NV, one of the world’s largest staffing firms, reported revenue per working day in October rose 7.7% on an organic basis versus 5.4% in the third quarter, and volumes, so far, in November indicate a continuation of that trend.

Gross profit growth in October was 8.4%, and perm fees were...

Germany — Employers criticise effort to update temp workers’ conditions

17 November 2015

A proposal in Germany to give temporary workers the same pay as their regularly employed colleagues after nine months and prohibit companies from employing temporary workers for more than 18 months was rejected by business owners, according to a report by the Economic Times.

The ideas in the law were...

UK — Impellam shareholders OK dividend payments in Normandy Limited

17 November 2015

Impellam Group (IPEL: LSE) shareholders at its general meeting on Monday approved a plan to get a dividend in the form of shares in newly formed outsourcing firm Normandy instead of cash, the company announced.

The company previously announced the plan last month.

Shareholders will accept the dividend...

Ireland — Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate falls below 9%

17 November 2015

Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 8.9% in October, the Central Statistics Office reported today. It was the first time since 2008 the unemployment rate had fallen below 9%, according to Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Minister of State for Business and Employment Ged Nash....

Belgium — Randstad taking part in European Pact for Youth

17 November 2015

Randstad Holding nv announced the launch of the European Pact for Youth during CSR Europe’s Enterprise 2020 Summit, today in Brussels. The pact is a pledge from EU and business leaders on the joint delivery of jobs, growth and investment for young people in Europe. As one of the co-writers, Randstad...

Denmark: Jobindex Q3 results maintain expectations

16 November 2015

Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX: CPH), the Danish company, has reported revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2015 of DKK 58 million (€7.8 million), an increase of 20% compared with DKK 49 million (€6.6 million) during the same quarter last year. Operating profit before interest and tax was DKK...

France – Strong growth in temporary workers

16 November 2015

The number of agency workers stands at 632,400 for September, up 10.2% year-on-year according to figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. The figure is up 1.9% compared with August 2015. The increase was across all the major sectors

 The industrial sector saw the highest rise, up 3.6%, while...