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Belgium - Growth in agency temporary hours slows to +1.1% y-o-y

28 November 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees was up by +1.1% in October 2011 when compared with October 2010, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).

Year-on-year, the number...

UK - Initio's 2011 revenues so far up +15% y-o-y

28 November 2011

Privately owned recruitment firm Initio International Ltd., today announces the results of its first full independent financial year to 31 December 2010, which have been filed at Companies House.

Brendan Flood, Chairman and CEO of Initio International, commented "2010 was a challenging year for recruitment...

Belgium - Students far more attractive to employers from 2012

28 November 2011

From 1 January 2012 onwards, students will be allowed to work for 50 days per annum and still benefit from a favourable tax system, up from 46 days per annum currently.

However, the most important change in the law for students is that they will be able to use up their working day allowance as they wish...

Austria - Insufficient integration of migrant workers, says OECD

28 November 2011

Austria has a higher share of immigrants in the total working-age population (17 %) than many other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). At the same time, the framework for integration policy is less developed in Austria than in a number of other OECD...

UK - Harvey Nash trading in line with expectations

25 November 2011

The board of staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE) has today issued an Interim Management Statement covering the period from 1 August 2011 to 24 November 2011. There have been no material events or transactions in the period other than as detailed in this statement:


"The board is pleased...

Spain - Staffing industry sees major comeback

25 November 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +8.2% year-on-year between January and August 2011, according to the latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett).

Agency temporary employment saw its strongest 2011 year-on-year growth in January 2011 (+19.1%).

The recovery...

Netherlands - Temporary employment hours fell by -3% in Q3

25 November 2011

The number of hours worked in so-called 'stage A' temporary jobs was reduced by -3% in the third quarter relative to the second quarter. In the five preceding quarters, the number of hours worked in temporary jobs in stage A had grown continuously. Adjusted for seasonal variation, the index figure (2005=100)...

UK - Recruiters expand into Brazil following APSCo trade delegation

25 November 2011

Recruiters are opening offices and winning new business in Brazil according to feedback from delegates who attended the first UK recruitment trade delegation to the country, led by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The trade delegation, which took place this month, was organised...

Europe - Regional unemployment ranges between 2.7% and almost 29%

25 November 2011

Regional unemployment rates varied widely across the entire European Union (EU27) in 2010, with the lowest rates recorded in the regions of Zeeland in the Netherlands and Bolzano/Bozen in Italy (both 2.7%) as well as Tirol (2.8%) and Salzburg (2.9%) in Austria, while the highest rates were registered...

Germany - Business climate rises slightly

25 November 2011

The Business Climate for industry and trade in Germany, published by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, improved in November for the first time in four months. The slight increase is due to less sceptical business expectations. The current business situation remains positive. The German economy...