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12 September 2011

As you may know, Staffing Industry Analysts produce a wealth of research in addition to the Daily News. Recent products include our estimate of the market size and list of the largest staffing firms in Poland available for members plus detailed advice from Kevin Barrow of Osborne Clarke concernin...


UK - SThree's profits rise due to international business

9 September 2011

Group gross profit (at constant currency) was up by +18% from 43 million Pounds in Q3 2010 to 50.2 million Pounds in Q3 2011 at SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm. Sequentially, it was up by +4% (at constant currency) when compared with Q2 2011.Interim results for t...


UK - RTC reduces losses but hit by potential fraud

9 September 2011

Revenues were up from 8.5 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 14.2 million Pounds in H1 2011 at RTC Group Plc (RTC:LSE), the recruitment, training and conference services provider.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that gross profit was up from 1.1 million Pounds in H1 2010 to...


France - Agency employment up +6.3% y-o-y

9 September 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +6.3% or up by +38,300 to 650,400 in July 2011 when compared with July 2010 according to the latest data published by the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi). Month-on-month, the number of agency temporary employees was down by -2.2%...


Italy - Agency employment up +21% y-o-y

9 September 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +21% in July 2011 compared with July 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).Month-on-month, the...


UK - Smaller staffing firms bankrupted by tax bills

9 September 2011

A worrying spike of business failures among small and medium-sized staffing firms is directly linked to unpaid tax bills. The fear is that the increasing number of business failures reflects a wider malaise in employment and employment prospects with too many recruitment consultants chasing too f...


Switzerland - Unemployment down -21.8% y-o-y in August 2011

9 September 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -21.8% or by -31,192 individuals to 111,687 in August 2011 when compared with August 2010. Month-on-month, unemployment rose by +2,487 individuals, according to the latest figures published by the State Secretaria...


Greece - Unemployment up +36.3% y-o-y in June 2011

9 September 2011

Unemployment increased by +36.3% or by +211,321 individuals to 793,685 in June 2011 when compared with June 2010, according to latest Labour Force Survey published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority.Month-on-month, unemployment fell by -3.5% or by -29,034 individuals in June 2011 when compared...


OECD Countries - Economic growth perspectives weakening

9 September 2011

Economic recovery appears to have come close to a halt in the major industrialised economies, with falling household and business confidence affecting both world trade and employment. Growth remains strong in most emerging economies, albeit at a more moderate pace, according to new analysis from...


UK - Businesses say infrastructure is inferior to EU rivals

9 September 2011

The government must act now to attract vital new investment into the UK's ageing infrastructure. Swift investment across Britain's road and rail networks, digital, waste and energy would ensure we remain internationally competitive and kick-start UK growth, the Confederation of British Industry...