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Europe - Government as a catalyst for innovation and growth

19 May 2011

Even as many European economies continue to struggle with job losses, high levels of public debt and the fallout from the recent global financial crisis, a new study by The Government of the Future Centre, a partnership among Accenture, College of Europe and Lisbon Council has identified public p...


UK – IDOX sees significant growth

18 May 2011

IDOX plc (IDOX:LSE), The provider of software, information & consultancy and recruitment services to the UK public sector and major corporates, announces a trading update for the six months to 30 April 2011.Both revenue and normalised profits showed very significant growth over the first half...


UK - Unemployment falls slightly to 7.7%

18 May 2011

The employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to March 2011 was 70.7%, up 0.2 on the quarter. The number of people in employment aged 16 and over increased by +118,000 on the quarter and by +416,000 on the year to reach 29.24 million, according to the latest Labour Force S...


Finland - Job vacancies up +19%

18 May 2011

There were 59,000 open job vacancies in the first quarter of 2011, which is +19% more than one year earlier (49,700), according to the latest Job Vacancy Survey published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus). 41,500 or 70%, of the job vacancies in the first quarter of 2011 were in the priv...


UK - Private sector jobs recovery overwhelmed by public sector redundancies

18 May 2011

The impact on the overall labour market of a slight rise in private sector recruitment is still being cancelled out by large-scale public sector job losses, according to this quarter's Labour Market Outlook from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and professional service...


World - Growth in emerging markets redefines global economic structure

18 May 2011

By 2025, six major emerging economies, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Russia, will account for more than half of all global growth, and the international monetary system will likely no longer be dominated by a single currency, a new World Bank report says. As economic power shi...


Germany - Economic sentiment slightly dampened

18 May 2011

The Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany published by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) has dropped by -4.5 points in May 2011. The indicator now stands at 3.1 points. This value is below the indicator's historical average of 26.5 points. At the same time, the assessment of t...


Spain - GDP up +0.8%, labour force leaner and meaner

18 May 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was up by +0.8% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q1 2010. Quarter-on-quarter, GDP was up by +0.3% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q4 2010, according to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics (INE).Domestic consumption actually reduced GDP by -0....


UK - Robust enforcement needed to ensure immigration system works

18 May 2011

The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee has published its report on the Points Based System (PBS) for immigration. The report is based on evidence given by the Home Office and UK Border Agency (UKBA) and examines the management of the PBS work routes.  Much of the report focuses on t...


UK - APSCo elects Rookes as new Chairman

18 May 2011

The new Executive Committee of the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has elected Stephen Rookes, Group Commercial & Legal Director of NES Group, as its new Chairman. Uzair Bawany, Group Managing Director of Contact Recruitment has been re-elected as Deputy Chairman.Stephe...