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Belgium - Employers call for fundamental review of unemployment benefit

21 October 2011

Unemployment benefit in Belgium is so generous over time that it actively motivates people to stay unemployed rather than look for a job, according to the Federation of Belgian Enterprise (FEB).The federation refers to new research carried out by staffing agency Tempo-Team (part of Randstad), whi...


Netherlands - Unemployment rose by +15,000 on average over the last three months

21 October 2011

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), seasonally adjusted unemployment increased by +17,000 in September 2011 to 438,000, i.e. 5.6% of the labour force. Figures published by the Institute for Implementation of Employees' Insurances (UWV) indicate that the...


Switzerland - Jobs advertised up +15% y-o-y

21 October 2011

The number of new jobs advertised, both in the press and on the internet, was up by +15% in Q3 2011 when compared with Q3 2010, according to the latest Swiss Job Market Index published by Zürich University on behalf of staffing agency Adecco.However, quarter-on-quarter the total number of jobs ad...


Sweden - Uniflex's profits up, makes last attempt at UK profitability

20 October 2011

Net sales were up by +31% from 36.7 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 48.2 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Uniflex AB (UFLXB:STO), the Sweden-based staffing group.Operating profit was up by +21% from 2.9 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 3.5 million Euro in Q3 2011.Profit for the period was up by +19% from 2.2 mill...


Germany - Amadeus FiRe's profit up +25% in Q3 2011

20 October 2011

Revenues were up by +11% from 31.5 million Euro in Q3 2010 to 35 million Euro in Q3 2011 at Amadeus FiRe AG (AADX:GER), the temporary and permanent staffing group.Interim results for Q3 2011 and the three months ended 30 September 2011 reveal that gross profit was up by +15% from 13.6 million in...


UK - Allied Healthcare’s shareholders adopt merger with Saga

20 October 2011

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 and Ireland, has announced that its shareholders have voted to adopt the merger agreement with Saga Group Limited at a special meeting of...


World - Youth employment crisis worsening

20 October 2011

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has warned of a "scarred" generation of young workers facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world.The "...


Iceland - Unemployment down to 5.9%

20 October 2011

5.9% of the labour force or 10,700 persons were unemployed and in search of a job in Q3 2011. The unemployment rate was 5.6% for men and 6.2% for women. The number of unemployed persons decreased by -1,000 since Q3 2010, according to the latest data published by Statistics Iceland (Hagstofa Islan...


UK - Staffline's earnings expected to be in line with expectations, wins major EU contracts

19 October 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has today confirmed that earnings for the current year are expected to be in line with market expectations.The group has also announced that EOS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Staffline, has been award...


Belgium - One in two thinks that unemployment benefit is too generous

19 October 2011

49% of Belgians believe that unemployment benefit in the country is too generous and 78% believe that the long-term unemployed should have their benefits reduced if they remain unemployed for 'too long', according to new research carried out among 1,500 individuals by staffing agency Tempo-Team (...