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Europe – Agency work contributes to labour market integration of migrant workers

4 March 2011

 The President of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), Annemarie Muntz was a panellist at the European Policy Centre's policy dialogue on 'Temporary and Circular Migration'. In her address, Ms Muntz highlighted the role the agency work plays in integrating...


Switzerland – Adecco sees strong growth and strict cost control

3 March 2011

Revenues were up by +26% (+12% organically) to 18.7 billion Euro at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group.Permanent placement revenues amounted to 288 million Euro, an increase of +58% in constant currency (+24% organically), while outplacement revenues totalled...


France – Synergie generates record high revenues, seeks acquisitions

3 March 2011

Revenues were up by +29.8% from 947.7 million Euro in 2009 to 1.23 billion Euro in 2010 at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group.Revenues generated in France were up by +17.4% from 627.5 million Euro in 2009 to 736.7 million Euro in 2010.Revenues generated in other Europ...


UK – Parity still struggling despite restructuring and cost cutting

3 March 2011

Revenues were down by -22% to 119 million Pounds in 2009 to 93 million Pounds in 2010 at Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment (Resources) and consulting (Solutions) firm.The group made an operating loss before exceptional items of -2.6 million Pounds compared to a profit of +...


UK – IDOX's trading year starts with an up-lift

3 March 2011

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of software and services to the UK public sector, is holding its Annual General Meeting today.  At the AGM, Chairman Martin Brooks will make the following statement "the company has seen a strong start to the trading year with an uplift of new orders i...


France – Unemployment falls slightly

3 March 2011

The average unemployment rate in metropolitan France and the overseas departments stood at 9.6% of the active population in Q4 2010 according to the latest statistics published today by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee).In France only, 9.2% of the active populati...


Spain – 90.7% of new employment contracts are temporary

3 March 2011

The total number of employment contracts signed was down from 1,116,019 in January 2011 to 1,011,418 in February 2011, the latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) shows.Out of all employment contracts signed in February 2011 only 94,363 were permane...


World – Executive search up +28.5%

3 March 2011

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) 2010 Annual Report on the Retained Executive Search Industry shows senior executive recruiting at its third highest level ever due to a dramatic resurgence in demand following the precipitous decline of 2009.   From a downturn in 2009...


UK – Vocational education under scrutiny

3 March 2011

The Secretary of State for Education commissioned Professor Alison Wolf of King’s College London to carry out an independent review of vocational education. She was asked to consider how vocational education for 14- to 19-year-olds can be improved in order to promote successful progression into t...


Europe – GDP rises in Q4 2010

3 March 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.3% in the Euro area (EA17) and by +0.2% in the entire European Union (EU27) during the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with the previous quarter according to the latest figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)....