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Netherlands - Randstad offers $771 million for SFN Group

21 July 2011

Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm and SFN Group (NYSE:SFN), a workforce solutions company in North America, have signed a definitive agreement whereby Randstad will acquire SFN Group through a cash tender offer.As a result of the offer, Randstad claims to becom...


International - Robert Half's net income up threefold

21 July 2011

Total revenues were up from $769.1 million in Q2 2010 to $938 million in Q2 2011 at Robert Half International Inc. (RHI:NYQ), the US-quoted specialist staffing and risk consulting services group.Interim results for the three months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that gross profit was up from $289.8 mi...


Germany - Amadeus FiRe's profit up +43.4%

21 July 2011

Revenues were up by +16.4% from 54 million Euro in H1 2010 to 62.9 million Euro in H1 2011 at Amadeus FiRe AG (AADX:GER), the temporary and permanent staffing group.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that gross profit was up by +25.4% from 20.9 million in H1 2010 to 26.2...


UK - Capita's PBT up +7%, seeks further acquisitions

21 July 2011

Revenues were up by +3% from 1.36 billion Pounds in H1 2010 to 1.4 billion Pounds in H1 2011 at Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that underlying operati...


UK - Antal International acquires Parkside

21 July 2011

Professional and managerial recruitment specialist, Antal International, has acquired finance and office support recruiter Parkside from talent management group Ochre House.   Parkside is a recruitment boutique with offices in Staines and Uxbridge, which works with clients in West London, S...


UK – Pinnacle's admission to AIM cancelled

21 July 2011

Admission of securities to trading on AIM for ordinary shares of 10 Pence each, fully paid (B1899T7)(GB00B1899T70) in Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE), the troubled healthcare recruitment firm which suspended trading of its shares on AIM in June 2011, has been cancelled from 21/07/2011 7:00a...


UK - Drivers Direct acquires Transport Solutions

21 July 2011

Privately-owned specialist recruitment company Drivers Direct has expanded with the acquisition of a company with branches in Crewe and Derby which is run by a former employee. The company, which specialises in the recruitment and placement of temporary and permanent drivers of all classes, has a...


Iceland - Unemployment falls slightly

21 July 2011

In the second quarter of 2011, 15,800 persons were unemployed and in search of a job or 8.5% of the labour force. The unemployment rate was 9.5% for men and 7.4% for women. The number of unemployed persons decreased by -400 since the second quarter of 2010, according to the latest data published...


France - Job centres more effective than staffing agencies, claims government

20 July 2011

The government's job centres (Pȏle Emploi) are better at finding jobs for the unemployed than private staffing and outplacement agencies, according to new research carried out among 5,000 job seekers by the Ministry of Employment, L'Express newspaper reports.In 2009 the government decided to hand...


Europe - Seven billion Euro boost for R&D will create jobs and growth

20 July 2011

Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has announced nearly seven billion Euro to kick-start innovation through research. The European Commission's biggest ever such funding package, under the European Union's (EU) Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7), is expected to create around 174,000 j...