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France - Agency employment up +14.3% y-o-y

16 May 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +0.6% or up by +4,100 workers to 666,200 in March 2011 when compared to February 2011, according to the latest statistics published by the government's job centres (Pôle Emploi).Year-on-year, the number of agency temporary employees was up by +14.3% or up by...


UK - Private sector wants money to take on public sector workers

16 May 2011

Some 330,000 people are expected to lose their public sector jobs over the next four years due to the government's cost cutting measures. Whilst the private and the public sectors have many similarities, the perceptions the sectors have about each other could limit the ability of ex-public sector...


Netherlands - 135,000 job vacancies, GDP up +3.2%

16 May 2011

135,000 job vacancies were unfilled at the end of March this year, an increase of +7,000 relative to the preceding quarter. Nearly all sectors contributed to the increase. The number of job vacancies has steadily grown since the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest figures released by S...


Europe - Recovery maintains momentum

16 May 2011

The European Union (EU27) economy is set to further consolidate its gradual recovery, with prospects for 2011 looking slightly better than projected last autumn. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by around +1.75% this year and just under +2% in 2012, according to the latest Spring...


Europe - Only 3% work in another EU country

16 May 2011

53% of young people in Europe are willing or keen to work in another European country, but lack of cash discourages many of them from taking a first step towards this by spending part of their education abroad, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey, published by the European Commission. &...


UK - Financial services workers expect 3.1 billion Pounds salary hike

16 May 2011

Financial services professionals expect to earn an extra +4,900 Pounds this year, which would cost their employers an additional +3.1 billion Pounds.   According to research from accountancy and financial services recruiter Marks Sattin, professionals in the sector expect a +13.5% salary i...


International - Marquez starts as Chairman and CEO at Hudson Highland

16 May 2011

Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services, has announced that Manuel Marquez has officially commenced his duties as the company's new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.Marquez replaces int...


France - Pay strike at Adecco

13 May 2011

Several offices of staffing agency Adecco France were shut yesterday due to a national strike called by the CFDT union, Le Figaro newspaper reports. Sébastien Delahaye of CFDT told press agency AFP "the announcement of the excellent financial results of Adecco Group have generated incomprehe...


France - Agency employment regarded more highly than elsewhere

13 May 2011

91% of agency temporary employees have a positive view of their temporary employment and believe that it enables them to adapt themselves to the labour market and gain professional experience, according to new research carried out by Opinion Way on behalf of the Association of Temporary Employmen...


Europe - German GDP rises twice as fast as EU average in Q1 2011

13 May 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.8% in both the Euro area (EA17) and the whole European Union (EU27) during the first quarter of 2011 compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat). In the fourth q...