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UK - Recruiters expand into Singapore following APSCo trade delegation

22 June 2011

UK recruiters are opening offices and winning new business in Singapore - one of the fastest growing economies in the world - following the largest ever recruitment trade delegation, led by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).The trade delegation - from 24 to 27 May 2011- w...


UK - Private sector jobs recovery continues

21 June 2011

Recruitment prospects are picking up across the private sector, particularly for professional and highly-skilled staff, but there is little wage growth in the economy as pay restraint remains the norm, according to a new survey published today by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and re...


Germany - Borders open to non-EU doctors and engineers

21 June 2011

According to recent research by employer organisation BDA, there is a shortage of -150,000 mathematicians, software specialists, scientists and technicians in the country, a 10 year high.The government has now decided to drop its 'Germans and European Union (EU) citizens first' approach for medic...


Europe - Maternity leave proposals rejected

21 June 2011

The government has welcomed moves to shelve European Union (EU) maternity leave plans which would have cost the Treasury an extra 2.5 billion Pounds a year, The Independent newspaper reports.  EU ministers meeting in Luxembourg decided by a majority to ditch proposals to extend minimum mate...


Germany - Economic expectations considerably lower

21 June 2011

The Economic Sentiment Index for Germany, published today, by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) has dropped by 12.1 points in June 2011. The index now stands at -9.0 points. This value is below the indicator's historical average of 26.3 points.To the fall in the index may well be du...


Switzerland - GDP forecast to grow by +2.8%

21 June 2011

This year, the Swiss economy is forecast to grow by +2.8%. This is based on increased exports (+5.4%), a stable consumption growth (+1.0%), as well as sustained, strong population growth. Next year, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth should reach +1.9%. The reason for slower growth is the strong...


Switzerland - 85% in favour of minimum wage introduction

21 June 2011

85% of the population are in favour of a legally binding minimum wage, according to a new survey by research firm Link carried out on behalf of the Federation of Swiss Unions (USS).The unions are demanding a monthly minimum wage of 4,000 Swiss Francs (3,300 Euro) for a 42 hour week or 3,800 Swiss...


Finland - Unemployment falls to 9.8%

21 June 2011

In May 2011, the number of employed persons was 2,512,000, which was +30,000 higher than a year earlier, according to the latest Labour Force Survey, published today, by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus).   In May, the employment rate among persons aged 15 to 64 stood at 69.2%, which was +...


UK - ReThink acquires Berkley Recruitment to expand internationally

20 June 2011

The ReThink Group plc (RTG:LSE), the recruitment and technology services firm, announces the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Berkley Recruitment Group Limited. The initial consideration is 2.65 million Euro (equivalent to approximately 2.34 million Pounds) with additional deferr...


Switzerland - Adecco announces changes in its Executive Committee

20 June 2011

Adecco Group, the world's largest Human Resources services group, today announces changes in its Executive Committee. Alain Dehaze has been appointed as the new Regional Head of France, Switzerland & India. He replaces François Davy who will pursue his career outside the Adecco Group.Martin A...