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United Kingdom

9 February 2011

The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs, published today, shows that permanent staff placements and temporary/contract staff billings both rose at faster rates in January 2011. The latest increases were the most marked for six and seven months respective...


Switzerland

9 February 2011

The State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO) has announced unemployment figures for January 2011. The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) in January 2011 has risen by +148 individuals to 148,784 compared to December 2010.The unemployment rate remained unchanged...


UK – ReThink results in line with market expectations

8 February 2011

ReThink Group Plc (RTG:LSE), the recruitment and technology services firm, has today reported on trading for the year ended 31 December 2010.In the Chairman's Statement accompanying the interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010, the Chairman stated that the results for the year to 31...


UK – Gibbs S3's revenues up +500%

8 February 2011

Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3), the privately owned US-based solutions provider of Information Technology staffing and services, has reported total revenues of $205 million in the financial year of 2010, surpassing its sales goals and setting new internal records for revenue growth.At Gibbs S3...


Germany – Randstad sued by temporary employee

8 February 2011

A temporary employee is suing his employer, Randstad Germany, over the difference between his pay as a temporary employee and the pay and benefits Randstad Germany's permanent employees receive, specialist publication Express reports.Germany's largest staffing agency pays their 2,500 permanent em...


Italy – Agency work up +23%

8 February 2011

According to revised data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp), the number of individuals who have worked for at least one day via a temporary employment agency in Italy was up by +23% from 207,405 in Q3 2009 to...


Netherlands – Bona fide staffing agencies support registration scheme

8 February 2011

Bona fide staffing agencies have come out in support of Social Affairs Minister Henk Kamp's plans to introduce an obligatory registration scheme for all temporary staffing agencies in order to stamp out rogue agencies, which abuse their workers.In 2010 the Dutch Labour Inspectorate investigated o...


Europe – Online recruitment up +25%

8 February 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, reveals that long-term online recruitment levels improved again, with the annual growth rate accelerating from +22% in December 2010 to +25% in January 2011.   The seasonal slow-down was mild...


Eastern Europe – Czech unemployment falls to 7%

8 February 2011

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published by the Czech Statistical Office (CSU) total employment decreased by -8.500 persons in Q4 2010 when compared to the same period of 2009.The employment rate among the 15 to 64 year olds reached 65.5% and increased by +0.3 percentage points year-...


Ireland – GDP forecast to grow +1.8%

8 February 2011

The Irish Business and Employers Confederation (IBEC), has published its latest Quarterly Economic Outlook, which said that despite ongoing and very serious challenges, the economy had stabilised and the export-led recovery remains on track. The group said that tackling unemployment and bedding d...