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Sweden - Employment up +2.8% driven by private sector

17 May 2011

During the first quarter of 2011 the number of employed persons amounted to 4,047,100, an increase of +2.8%. The number of employed persons increased by +3.9% in the private sector and by +0.3% in the public sector, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB).Gross pay...


Portugal - Labour cost rises by +0.9%

17 May 2011

In the first quarter of 2011, the working day adjusted Labour Cost Index (LCI), excluding Public Administration, increased by +0.9% compared with the same period of the previous year (it was -0.1 % in the first quarter of 2010), according the latest data published by the National Institute of Sta...


World - Economic crisis encourages discrimination

17 May 2011

In the new Global Report on Equality at Work 2011, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as mi...


UK - Financial services jobs market continues to hold up

17 May 2011

  Job opportunities in the financial services sector remained at exactly the same level as March 2011, both months showed 6,426 job opportunities new to the market, according to the April 2011 London Employment Monitor published by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (part of Premier Gr...


France – DLSI revenues up +58.3%

16 May 2011

Revenues were up by +58.3% from 30.6 million Euro in Q1 2010 to 48.4 million Euro in Q1 2011 at DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group. Like-for-like, revenues were up by +19.1%.Revenues generated outside France (Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and Poland) w...


France - Agency employment up +14.3% y-o-y

16 May 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +0.6% or up by +4,100 workers to 666,200 in March 2011 when compared to February 2011, according to the latest statistics published by the government's job centres (Pôle Emploi).Year-on-year, the number of agency temporary employees was up by +14.3% or up by...


UK - Private sector wants money to take on public sector workers

16 May 2011

Some 330,000 people are expected to lose their public sector jobs over the next four years due to the government's cost cutting measures. Whilst the private and the public sectors have many similarities, the perceptions the sectors have about each other could limit the ability of ex-public sector...


Netherlands - 135,000 job vacancies, GDP up +3.2%

16 May 2011

135,000 job vacancies were unfilled at the end of March this year, an increase of +7,000 relative to the preceding quarter. Nearly all sectors contributed to the increase. The number of job vacancies has steadily grown since the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest figures released by S...


Europe - Recovery maintains momentum

16 May 2011

The European Union (EU27) economy is set to further consolidate its gradual recovery, with prospects for 2011 looking slightly better than projected last autumn. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by around +1.75% this year and just under +2% in 2012, according to the latest Spring...


Europe - Only 3% work in another EU country

16 May 2011

53% of young people in Europe are willing or keen to work in another European country, but lack of cash discourages many of them from taking a first step towards this by spending part of their education abroad, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey, published by the European Commission. &...