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France - Unemployment falls slightly to 9.2%

1 June 2011

Unemployment fell by -0.1% from 9.3% in Q4 2010 to 9.2% or 2.6 million individuals in Q1 2011, according to the latest data published today by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee).The unemployment rate in France and the country's overseas dominions reached 9.7% in Q...


Ireland - Arithon acquires tempsheets.com

1 June 2011

Privately-owned recruitment software provider Arithon has acquired online timesheet software company tempsheets.com for an undisclosed sum.Roderick Smyth, CEO of Arithon, commented "after an exhaustive search for a comprehensive online timesheet software system we were excited to find a prod...


Germany - Manufacturing standstill due to Japan crisis avoided

1 June 2011

Despite serious concerns by the government and industry leaders that the German economy would suffer supply shortages of key components due to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, companies have hardly been affected. This is the result of new research carried out by the IFO Institute in Munich.Al...


Ireland - Jobs will not reach boom year levels for two decades

1 June 2011

 The latest 'Economic Eye Report' published by professional services firm Ernst & Young has downgraded its economic growth forecast for the Republic of Ireland (ROI), predicting an economic contraction in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of -2.3% this year for the country, resulting in the...


Germany – Further ruling regarding retroactive payments by staffing agencies

31 May 2011

The Berlin labour court yesterday ruled that the Christian Unions (CGZP) were not a representative union in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and were therefore not entitled to sign collective bargaining agreements on behalf of agency temporary employees.The court bases its verdict on the ruling of 14 December...


UK - Capita acquires Team24

31 May 2011

Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, has today acquired specialist healthcare recruitment firm Team24 Limited for a consideration, on a cash free debt free basis, of 24 million Pounds,  plus up to a further 2 mi...


UK - Harvey Nash's PBT up +32% due to European and US performance

31 May 2011

The board of staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), is issuing its first Interim Management Statement for the financial year ending 31 January 2012 covering the period from 1 February 2011 to 30 May 2011. There have been no material events or transactions in the period other than those de...


UK - Norman Broadbent proposes share placing of 1.75 million Pounds

31 May 2011

At the Annual General Meeting of Norman Broadbent Plc (NBB:LSE), the executive search and leadership consultancy firm, held at noon today, Pierce Casey, Chairman, made the following statement:"On 28 April 2011 I outlined our strategy, as approved by our board, in my Chairman's Statement in t...


France - Agency temporary employment up +10.1%

31 May 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +10.1% in April 2011 compared with April 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Agency temporary employment among unqualified workers was up by +8.3%....


Europe - Unemployment falls to 9.4%

31 May 2011

The seasonally-adjusted unemployment in the Euro area (EA17)  rate was 9.9% in April 2011, unchanged compared with March 2011. It was 10.2% in April 2010. The unemployment rate in the entire European Union (EU27) was 9.4% in April, compared with 9.5% in March. It was 9.7% in April 2010, acco...