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Sweden – NetJobs back in profit in 2010

12 April 2011

Net sales were up by +19% from 3.4 million Euro in 2009 to 4 million Euro in 2010 at NetJobs Group AB (NJOB:STO), the Stockholm-based job board operator, previously known as Svensk Internetrekrytering AB (SIR:STO).Final results for the 12 months ended 31 December 2010, published yesterday, reveal...


Europe – Online recruitment up +26% y-o-y in March 2011

12 April 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, records +26% year-on-year growth in March 2011, the most rapid pace seen during the current economic cycle.Industrial production related sectors lead the Index in annual growth in March 2011 with a...


Europe – Slow reversal of unemployment trends but confidence improving

12 April 2011

Unemployment in the European Union (EU) fell slightly in February, while the labour market continues to show steady signs of recovery in some Member States, according to the latest Monthly Labour Market Fact Sheet published by the European Commission.   Despite the moderate economic recover...


Eurozone – Bad weather and weaker exports soften growth

12 April 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth softened in Q4 2010 (to +0.3%, after +0.4% in Q3), due to a weather-related postponement of construction investment, notably in Germany and in France, and to a slowdown in global activity, which dampened the area export growth, according to the latest Eurozone...


Ireland – GDP expectations for 2011 revised down

12 April 2011

The past month has thrown up two surprising and unwelcome data releases in Ireland. The first was that the unemployment rate over the past six months has been much higher than previously published, on the basis that the labour force stopped falling in the final quarter of 2010, according to the l...


Europe – Uni Europa and Eurociett adopt the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee work programme

12 April 2011

On 6 April 2011, the European trade union federation for services and communication (UNI Europa) and the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) approved the work programme for the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee on Temporary Agency Work for 2011/2012.  ...


UK – Michael Page's gross profit boosted by international business

11 April 2011

Gross profit was up by +30% from 97.9 million Pounds in Q1 2010 to 127.3 million Pounds in Q1 2011 at Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment company. At constant currency gross profit was up by +29.3%.Interim results for the three months ended 31 March r...


Germany – Shortage of temporary employees holds back growth

11 April 2011

New research carried out by the Institute of the German Economy (IW) on behalf of the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA), shows that temporary employment was up by only +1.5% to 873,000 individuals in February 2011 compared with the previous month, despite the current boom in the...


UK – Networkers International's gross profit up but PBT marginally down

11 April 2011

Revenues were up by +18.2% from 129.48 million Pounds in 2009 to 153.05 million Pounds in 2010 at Networkers International Plc (NWKI:LSE), the IT and telecoms staffing specialist.Final results for the year ended 31 December 2010 reveal that net fee income was up by +14.9% from 21.17 million Pound...


UK – Capita to acquire Tribal's health and government divisions

11 April 2011

Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire the health and government divisions of Tribal Group Plc for a cash consideration of 15.8 million Pounds on a cash-free, debt fr...