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UK - Job vacancies drop by -9.4% in August 2011

23 September 2011

Job vacancy levels fell by -9.4% in August 2011 when compared with July 2011, following months of relative stability in the jobs market, according to staffing agency Adecco and the latest data from mysalarychecker.com. The usual summertime lull in hiring activity was compounded by faltering conf...


Eurozone - Contraction for first time in over two years

23 September 2011

At 49.2 in September 2011, down from 50.7 in August, the Flash Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index published by research firm Markit, fell below the 50.0 no-change level for the first time since July 2009. Manufacturing and services both showed modest contractions, with manufacturing output falli...


UK - Manufacturers expect output growth, though demand slackens

23 September 2011

UK manufacturers predict that production will continue to grow over the next three months, despite order book levels slackening during September, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI). Of 470 manufacturers responding to the CBI's latest monthly Industrial Trends Survey, 22...


Switzerland - Economic expectations decrease

23 September 2011

Economic expectations for Switzerland decreased in September 2011. The relevant ZEW-CS-Indicator dropped by -4.3 points to the minus 75.7 threshold. The ZEW-CS Index is calculated monthly by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in cooperation with Credit Suisse (CS). The index reflects...


Ireland - Grafton profitable again

22 September 2011

Revenues were up by +17% from 109.6 million Pounds in fiscal year 2010 to 128.2 million Pounds in fiscal year 2011 at Grafton Employment Group the all-Ireland staffing agency, as reported by The Irish Times newspaper.Full-year results for the period ended 31 March 2011 reveal that profit before t...


UK - Dillistone announces results and acquisition of Woodcote (Voyager Software)

22 September 2011

Dillistone Group Plc (DSG:LSE), the AIM quoted supplier of software for the international recruitment industry, has announced results for the six months ended 30 June 2011.Dillistone develops, publishes and supports FileFinder, its executive recruitment software, for recruitment companies and in-...


Netherlands - Employment and economy both up in Q2 2011

22 September 2011

Employment was up by +0.6% or up by +51,000 individuals in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to new data published today by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).Quarter-on-quarter, employment was up by +25,000 individuals in Q2 2011 when compared with Q1 2011.The number of jobs grew in trade,...


UK - Eurostaff's annual profits up by +155%

22 September 2011

Specialist International Recruitment company Eurostaff Group has reported increased pre-tax profits for the year ended 31 March 2011 of +155% to 1.8 million Pounds when compared with the same period of 2010.Mark Znowski, Joint Managing Director, commented "the last financial year was about r...


UK - Private sector use of interim management back to pre-recession levels

22 September 2011

The private sector's use of interim managers is nearly back to pre-recession levels, which peaked at a 70/30% split in favour of the private sector.   New figures for Q2 2011 from the Interim Management Association (IMA) obtained by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), reve...


OECD Countries - Unit labour costs continue to rise in Q2 2011

22 September 2011

 Unit labour costs (ULCs) in the member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) show a +0.6% rise in the second quarter of 2011, the third consecutive quarterly increase, according to early estimates from the OECD.ULCs rose by +0.8% in the Euro area an...