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UK - Parity sees more stable revenues and proposes share issue

11 May 2011

Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment and consulting firm, announces a proposed share issue to raise gross proceeds of 7 million Pounds (6.4 million Pounds net of expenses) by the issue of 30,434,783 New Ordinary Shares through the Firm Placing, Placing and Open Offer at the I...


Germany - 15% of 2010 growth generated by agency staff

11 May 2011

15% of the economic growth generated in 2010, were generated by agency temporary employees. One in seven Euro's worth of growth was, therefore, due to agency temporary employment, according to new research carried out by the Institute for the German Economy (IW) on behalf of the Association of St...


Italy - Temporary employment up +22.3% y-o-y in Q1 2011

11 May 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +22.3% from 211,614 in Q1 2010 to 258,757 in Q1 2011. Compared with Q4 2010 the number of agency temporary employees was up by +1.9%, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing emplo...


UK - Growth of temporary employment billings eased in April

11 May 2011

Permanent and temporary staff appointments both continued to rise in April 2011. However, divergent trends were evident as the former increased at a faster pace while the latter saw weaker growth, according to the latest Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederati...


OECD Countries - Unemployment remains at 8.2% in March

11 May 2011

New data published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) shows that the unemployment rate of 8.2% in March 2011 was unchanged from February 2011 following three consecutive monthly decreases. The Euro area unemployment rate was also stable at 9.9%.For the first time...


UK - REC responds to final AWR guidance

11 May 2011

The government published its final guidance for the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) on Friday. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the genuine effort to address issues raised by recruiters and their clients and to consult with the industry. However, some areas of unce...


Switzerland - Adecco beats analysts’ estimates and moves closer to EBITA margin target

10 May 2011

Reported revenues were up by +24% y-o-y (+18% organically) to 4.9 billion Euro in Q1 2011 at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group.Permanent placement revenues amounted to 86 million Euro, an increase of +35% in constant currency or +26% organically, while outpl...


UK - Capita performs solidly in first four months of 2011

10 May 2011

Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, is today issuing its interim management statement, covering the four months to 30 April 2011 and progress to date. In a statement, which coincides with Capita's Annual General Mee...


UK - Allied Healthcare acquires BiJu

10 May 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK, has announced today that its UK subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has acquired the entire issued share capital of BiJu Limited...


UK - HCL appoints three executive directors

10 May 2011

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the troubled health and social care staffing firm, has announced that it has appointed three Executive Directors to the board, all with immediate effect.Stephen Burke is appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer. Burke has approximately 30 years experience of wor...