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Switzerland - Unemployment down -21.8% y-o-y in August 2011

9 September 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -21.8% or by -31,192 individuals to 111,687 in August 2011 when compared with August 2010. Month-on-month, unemployment rose by +2,487 individuals, according to the latest figures published by the State Secretaria...


Greece - Unemployment up +36.3% y-o-y in June 2011

9 September 2011

Unemployment increased by +36.3% or by +211,321 individuals to 793,685 in June 2011 when compared with June 2010, according to latest Labour Force Survey published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority.Month-on-month, unemployment fell by -3.5% or by -29,034 individuals in June 2011 when compared...


OECD Countries - Economic growth perspectives weakening

9 September 2011

Economic recovery appears to have come close to a halt in the major industrialised economies, with falling household and business confidence affecting both world trade and employment. Growth remains strong in most emerging economies, albeit at a more moderate pace, according to new analysis from...


UK - Businesses say infrastructure is inferior to EU rivals

9 September 2011

The government must act now to attract vital new investment into the UK's ageing infrastructure. Swift investment across Britain's road and rail networks, digital, waste and energy would ensure we remain internationally competitive and kick-start UK growth, the Confederation of British Industry...


UK - Empresaria's shares fall after H1 2011 results

8 September 2011

Revenues were up by +1% from 104.4 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 105.2 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Empresaria Group Plc (EMR:LSE), the international staffing and management services group. Gross profit was unchanged at 22.4 million Pounds in H1 2011 when compared with H1 2010.Interim results for...


Italy - Gi Group enters Eastern Europe

8 September 2011

Gi Group, the largest Italian-owned staffing agency, continues its international growth and enters the countries of Eastern Europe. Through diverse purchase operations, Gi Group enters Bulgaria (temporary employment), Serbia (HR services) and with a direct presence in Russia, Lithuania, Croatia a...


UK - AWR implementation going ahead as planned, government tells REC

8 September 2011

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has received confirmation from government that, despite media reports of a high-level review, the Agency Work Regulations (AWR) will be coming into force as planned.   The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) officials adv...


France - Temporary employment up 9.7 y-o-y in Q2 2011

8 September 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +9.7% or up by +53,7000 individuals to 604,400 in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest data, published today, by the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE).Quarter-on-quarter, the number of agency te...


UK - Interim managers valued more as they get older

8 September 2011

Research by interim management specialist Impact Executives (part of Harvey Nash) reveals that more than 11% of the candidates they placed in interim management roles, over that same period, were over the age of 65.It is understood that interim managers will typically be more mature, have grey ha...


Germany - Labour costs rise +4.4% y-o-y in Q2 2011

8 September 2011

Compared with the first quarter of 2011, a seasonally and calendar adjusted increase of +1.4 % was recorded for labour costs per hour worked in Germany in the second quarter of 2011. This is the third-highest rise in the labour cost index time series, which goes back to 1997, according to the Fed...