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Germany - Unemployment falls to 6.5%

28 April 2011

Employment and unemployment in Germany continued their favourable trends in March 2011, according to the latest data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.48 million, which was over half a million more than a...


France - Unemployment falls by -0.8% month-on-month

28 April 2011

The latest data published by DARES on behalf of the official government job centres (Pôle Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers, in France, registered with job centres in March 2011 was down by -0.8% or -21,100 individuals to 2,680,000 compared to the previous mon...


Netherlands - ABU elects Patrick Bakker as new director

28 April 2011

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) has elected Patrick Bakker, CEO Adecco Group Netherlands, as a new board director. Bakker commented "ABU is hugely important for the staffing industry and we have very relevant issues on the table to discuss and resolve. The importance o...


UK - New InterQuest CEO starts today

28 April 2011

Further to the announcement of 21 March 2011, IT staffing specialist, InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE), has announced that the appointment to the board of Mark Braund as Chief Executive Officer is effective as of today.Gary Ashworth, previously joint CEO & Executive Chairman is now solely Execu...


UK - Two-thirds of in-house lawyers long for a 4-day week

28 April 2011

66% of the UK's 24,000 in-house legal professionals say they are more attracted by the prospect of a four-day week than a year ago, according to research from the specialist legal recruiter Laurence Simons.   Two-thirds say they are willing to cut their salary by a fifth and lose 16,500 Pou...


SFN Group Revenue Rises 8%

27 April 2011

First-quarter revenue at SFN Group Inc. (NYSE: SFN) rose 8.1 percent on a year-over-year basis to $500.4 million. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based staffing company reported revenue rose in all its professional staffing segments, including: • Finance/accounting up 28.1 percent year-over-year to $44...


Hudson Highland Revenue Rises 21%

27 April 2011

Hudson Highland Group Inc.’s (NASD: HHGP) first-quarter revenue rose 21.3 percent to $218.5 million from $180.1 million in the first quarter of last year.First-quarter revenue rose across all regions on a year-over-year basis: • Hudson Americas revenue rose 16.0 percent to $45.8 million. • Hudson...


Barrett Revenue Up 18%

27 April 2011

Barrett Business Services Inc. (NASD: BBSI), a Vancouver, Wash.-based staffing firm and PEO, reported first-quarter revenue rose 18.0 percent on a year-over-year basis to $68.8 million. First-quarter staffing division revenue rose 4.7 percent to $28.3 million. Professional employer organization n...


Mastech Revenue Rises 27%

27 April 2011

Mastech Holdings Inc. (AMEX: MHH) reported first-quarter revenue rose 26.6 percent on year-over-year basis to $19.9 million. First-quarter gross margin at the Pittsburgh-based information technology and healthcare staffing firm narrowed to 19.3 percent from 19.6 percent in the year-ago quarter.Ma...


Report: Private Equity Firm Buys ZeroChaos

27 April 2011

ZeroChaos, an Orlando-based firm, is now owned by a New York private-equity firm, the Orlando Sentinel newspaper reported. Snow Phipps Group bought the company from AP Capital Partners in December for more than $200 million, the newspaper reported. AP Capital Partners had acquired a majority stak...