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World - Rates of expansion in output and new business slow

7 July 2011

Growth of both global output and new business eased in June 2011, following modest accelerations in the previous month. The 'Global All-Industry Output Index' compiled by research firm Markt on behalf of JPMorgan dipped to 52.2, from 52.7 in May, its second-lowest reading since the recovery began...


Eurozone - GDP growth moderating after a strong Q1

7 July 2011

After a strong rebound in Q1 (+0.8%), Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the Eurozone is expected to decelerate markedly in Q2 (+0.3%) and then grow at a moderate rate in Q3 and Q4 (+0.4%), according to the latest 'Eurozone Economic Outlook' published jointly by the Institute for Economic Res...


Ireland - Skills shortage at the high-end of the labour market

7 July 2011

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) has published the 2011 update of the National Skills Bulletin, its annual review of employment trends and demand for skills in Ireland.This year's Bulletin shows that the rate of deterioration in the labour market during 2010 was slower than in 2009...


Europe - Women in business, EU Parliament calls for quotas

7 July 2011

Women should make up 30% of top management in the largest listed European Union (EU) companies by 2015 and 40% by 2020, believe Members of the European Parliament (MEPs). If voluntary measures fail to boost the number of women in senior positions, EU legislation must be used, MEPs say.Women curre...


UK - Job offers in financial services rally in June

6 July 2011

Figures from pre-employment screening firm Powerchex, the financial services specialist arm of HireRight Inc, show that a stronger than expected performance in June 2011 has created a growth in vacancies of just under +5% for the full quarter to June 2011.These figures add to the positive picture...


UK - Over half of employees unhappy at work

6 July 2011

Over half of Britain's employees are unhappy at work, with over a third of them seriously considering leaving their jobs, according to new research by Mercer, the Human Resources services and financial advisers, that reveals an increasing level of employee disengagement that should be of concern...


Eurozone - Services recovery slowed further in June

6 July 2011

The final Eurozone Services Business Activity Index, published by research firm Markit, fell to an eight-month low of 53.7 in June 2011, down from 56.0 in May 2011 and below the earlier flash estimate of 54.2. The index has signalled a slowdown in the sector since hitting a three and-a-half year...


Europe - Significant rise in labour demand in the private sector

6 July 2011

Labour demand increased in the private sector in most European Union (EU) countries, according to the July 2011 edition of the European Vacancy Monitor, published by the European Commission (EC).Employment in the public sector, on the other hand, shrank mainly in the areas of education, health an...


Germany - Market wants immigration of highly-qualified agency staff

6 July 2011

The opening of the German labour market for agency employees from the new Eastern European member states of the European Union has so far not had a significant impact on migration levels from these countries.Vera Calasan, Head of staffing agency ManpowerGroup Germany, commented to Westdeutsche Al...


Finland - Proselectum returns to profitability in 2010

6 July 2011

Net sales were up by +37.7% or up by +804,000 Euro from 2.1 million Euro in 2009 to 2.9 million Euro in 2010 at Oy Proselectum Ab:n, the privately-owned staffing and career coaching services provider, which specialises in ICT, industry, logistics, pharmacology, FMCG and wholesale.Net profit was u...