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France – Growth in temporary worker numbers accelerates

13 April 2015

The number of temporary workers in France increased by 1.5% in February 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from French job centre Pôle Emploi. Compared with January 2015 the number of temporary workers increased by 0.7% to 601,300.In January 2015 Pôle Em...


Netherlands – Engineering staffing firm acquires bankrupt rival

13 April 2015

Dutch engineering staffing firm Clafis Engineers (Ingenieus) has acquired recently bankrupt consulting and project engineering staffing firm Edes-Seagull.With the acquisition of Edes-Seagull, which includes 25 members of staff, Clafis intends to strengthen its oil and gas staffing operations in t...


UK – Outsource acquires engineering staffing firm

13 April 2015

IT, engineering, and financial services recruitment firm Outsource UK last week announced the acquisition of PA Recruit, a staffing firm specialising in the provision of high-level engineering resources to the defence and engineering sectors.Former owner Peter Ainsworth and his team will remain w...


UK – Weak profits set to hamper City hiring

13 April 2015

Market analysis from specialist contract recruitment consultancy Venn Group found that weak company profits look set to threaten City jobs. This warning comes as accountancy firm KPMG announced that Britain’s five largest banking groups must work harder to become more profitable.KPMG’s annual UK...


World – Hays reports good net fee income growth in all major regions

10 April 2015

Hays (HAS: LN) reported net fee income growth of 8% on a like-for-like (LFL) basis for the third quarter ending 31 March 2015, compared with the same period last year.Net fee income from temporary staffing increased by 6% LFL compared with Q3 2014, while permanent recruitment net fee income was u...


France – Synergie reports full year growth and plans for acquisitions

10 April 2015

French staffing firm Synergie (SDG: PAR) yesterday reported revenue for the year ending 31 December 2014 of €1.7 billion, an increase of 9.9% compared with €1.5 billion in 2013.   2014 2013 Change Revenue €1,669.8 million €1,519.7 million +9.9% EBIT €73....


UK – Staff appointment growth remains strong, with salaries rising at fastest rate in six months

10 April 2015

Permanent staff placements across the UK rose at a rate unchanged from February’s considerable pace, while temporary billings growth was only slightly slower than the five-month high recorded last month, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC...


World – Ciett publishes overview of 2014

10 April 2015

In a letter to members and stakeholders; Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the International Confederation of Private Employment Services (Ciett) and its European counterpart Eurociett, outlined the activities undertaken by the body in 2014.Mr Pennel wrote: “Throughout 2014, Ciett has continued...


UK – Matchtech’s H1 revenue flat

9 April 2015

Specialist engineering and professional services staffing firm Matchtech (MTED: LSE) reported revenue for the six months ending 31 January 2015 of £220.2 million, a slight decrease of 0.3% compared with £220.9 million during the same period last year.   H1 2015 H1 2014 Change...


Germany – Temporary worker numbers more than doubled in 10 years

9 April 2015

There are 881,800 temporary workers in Germany, according to the latest figures from the Federal Employment Agency (BA). Temporary workers now account for 2.5% of Germany’s total workforce.Over the past 10 years the number of temporary workers has more than doubled. The following diagram illustra...