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Netherlands - USG People to announce job cuts to boost margin

30 June 2011

Dutch staffing firm USG People (USG:AEX), hit by weak growth in its home market, said yesterday that it will announce a new round of job cuts next week to boost margins but has no plans to sell any of its businesses, specialist publication London South East (LSE) reports.The company's earnings we...


UK - Healthcare Locums to be sued by investors

30 June 2011

Investors in Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm, which suspended trading in its shares in January, have launched legal action against the company and its banks yesterday just hours after a stormy annual meeting, the Financial Times ne...


UK - Harvey Nash performs ahead of budget in Q2 2011

30 June 2011

Ian Kirkpatrick, Chairman of staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), will comment at today's Annual General Meeting (AGM) "in our Interim Management Statement on the 31 May 2011, we reported that the group had performed ahead of budget during the first quarter ended 30 April 2011 and...


Europe - Employment rate falls to 68.6% in 2010

30 June 2011

The total employment rate for people in the European Union (EU27) aged 20 to 64 rose steadily from 66.8% in 2002 to 70.4% in 2008, then fell to 69.1% in 2009, and decreased further in 2010 to 68.6%, according to the latest data published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)....


Germany - Unemployment falls to 5.9%

30 June 2011

Employment and unemployment in Germany continued their favourable trends in May 2011. The number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.8 million, which was almost half a million more than a year earlier. In May 2011 the number of unemployed was 2.47 million, according to the...


Switzerland - Self regulation on executive pay seen as inadequate

30 June 2011

The total remuneration paid to the boards and the executive management of the Swiss listed companies included in the financial sector rose by +8%, while it remained stable in the other sectors, according to a survey published by the Swiss Foundation for Sustainable Development (Ethos).The 2010 Ex...


Europe - Economic sentiment declines in June

30 June 2011

In June 2011, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) declined by -1.0 point to 104.4 in the European Union (EU27) and by -0.4 points to 105.1 in the Euro area (EA17), according to the latest statistics published by the European Commission (EC).The overall decline in the EU resulted from weakening...


Switzerland - Economy forecast to grow but at diminished rates

30 June 2011

The Economic Barometer, published by the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF), fell by -0.07 relative to May 2011 (2.30) and now points at 2.23. Thus, in the next few months, the year-on-year growth of Swiss Gross Domestic Product (GDP) should continue to reach relatively high levels, albeit with dimin...


UK - Staffing agencies reminded of obligations during today’s strike

30 June 2011

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has been providing advice for staffing agencies regarding their rights and responsibilities during  today's public sector strikes. Over 5,000 schools and other government services will close due to industrial action but agencies are aware...


UK - Allied Healthcare to acquire Sue Ryder's homecare business

29 June 2011

Sue Ryder, the UK health and social care services charity, is proposing to transfer all its English homecare business to Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK.It is anticipated...