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Germany - 10,000 strike against temporary employment

9 June 2011

10,000 employees of aircraft manufacturer Airbus yesterday demonstrated against the company’s policy on using a high percentage of agency temporary employees, Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper reports.The largest demonstrations took place outside the Hamburg Works where 8,000 employees made it known...


Switzerland - Unemployment falls to 2.9%

9 June 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -8,764 individuals to 114,684 in May 2011 compared with April 2011, according to the latest figures published by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO).The unemployment rate fell from 3.1% in April 2011 to 2...


Greece - Unemployment up +40.2% year-on-year

9 June 2011

The unemployment rate in March 2011 was 16.2% compared with 11.6% in March 2010 and 15.9% in February 2011. The number of employed amounted to 4,185,325 persons while the number of unemployed amounted to 811,340 and the number of inactive to 4,335,461, according to the latest data published by th...


Ireland - Professional jobs market stabilises

9 June 2011

The number of new professional jobs in the Irish market decreased slightly (-3%) from April 2011 to May 2011, according to the latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (subsidiary of Premier Group). The job level dipped slightly from 8,533...


Germany - Strong increase in labour costs in Q1 2011

9 June 2011

Compared with the fourth quarter of 2010, a seasonally and calendar adjusted increase of +2% was recorded for labour costs per hour worked in Germany in the first quarter of 2011. This is the second-highest rise in the labour cost index time series, which goes back to 1997. As reported by the Fe...


Europe – National economic reform plans lack ambition, says EC

9 June 2011

The European Commission (EC) has published a series of 27 reports articulating its recommendations for member state macro-economic policies under the new economic governance rules. However, the solutions proposed look very different to the prevalent economic model.   The Commission wants pe...


Ireland - Three in four job seekers could leave in the next three years

9 June 2011

74% of the professional workforce in Ireland would consider leaving in the next three years if the economic situation does not improve, according to a survey by staffing company Hays Ireland.2,173 individuals were surveyed, from backgrounds including IT, accountancy and engineering, regarding emi...


What is happening with RPO, VMS and MSP?

9 June 2011

Are your competitors using these tools more than you? How is the situation likely to change in the next two years?Contingent Workforce buyers (who are not Staffing Industry Analyst research members) will only find out exactly what is happening if they complete our buyer survey. To do so, please f...


UK – Sthree plans international expansion following leap in overseas profit

8 June 2011

Group gross profit increased by +23% at constant currency from 74.3 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 90 million Pounds in H1 2011 at SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm.A trading update for the six month period ended 29 May 2011, being the first half of the financial yea...


UK - Empresaria's revenues and net fee income increase

8 June 2011

At yesterday's Annual General Meeting of Empresaria Group Plc (EMR:LSE), the international staffing and management services group, the board made the following statement:"Group operating performance in the year to date reflects the trading environment highlighted in the statements accompanyi...