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Sweden - Unemployment falls to 8.1%

26 April 2011

In March 2011 the number of employed persons aged 15 to 74 amounted to 4.56 million, an increase of +115,000 compared with March 2010. The employment rate rose by +1.2 percentage points to 64.7%. Seasonally adjusted data shows a continued positive trend in employment for both sexes, according to...


Netherlands - Industry positive about investments

26 April 2011

Industrial companies expect to invest +25% more in 2011 than they did in 2010, according to new research carried out by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).The figures largely confirm CBS' findings of six months ago when industrialists forecasted that they would invest +24% more in 2011 than they did in...


Spain - 62% of unemployed would work abroad

26 April 2011

62% of the unemployed would leave Spain to find employment in another country, according to new research by staffing agency Randstad Spain.38% of the employed would equally leave the country if they could find a better job abroad.Overall, 42% of Spaniards would work abroad and 65% would work in a...


UK - Recession pushes finance people to the top

26 April 2011

Finance skills are increasingly key to the position of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), findings from the annual FTSE 100 CEO Tracker report published by staffing agency Robert Half reveal. 49% of serving CEOs in the current FTSE 100 Index have financial backgrounds, compared to only 31% in 2008....


Index: IT Workers’ Confidence Dips

25 April 2011

The Technisource IT Employee Confidence Index dipped 1.9 points to a reading of 56.3 in the first quarter of 2011. According to the index’s survey, 33 percent of information technology workers believe the economy is getting stronger, down four percentage points from the fourth quarter of 2010.Eig...


Index: Accounting/Finance Workers Say Fewer Jobs

25 April 2011

The Mergis Group’s accounting and finance employee confidence index dropped four points to a reading of 52.1 in the first quarter of 2011. Although workers gained confidence in the strength of the economy, they felt fewer jobs were available, according to the index's survey.Fifty-five percen...


EEOC Must Pay Staffing Firm’s Lawyers

25 April 2011

A federal judge in Michigan is requiring the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to pay $751,942 in attorneys’ fees for a staffing firm, according to a court order from March 31.The EEOC sued Peoplemark Inc., a commercial staffing firm, on May 29, 2008, claiming the company had a policy...


Employment Agency Owner Sentenced

25 April 2011

A staffing agency owner — Pili Chen, 56, of Norcross, Ga. — was sentenced to one year and four months in prison last week in a federal court in Georgia for recruiting and employing illegal aliens, the FBI reported.The sentencing follows others in January and early April in related cases of owners...


Office Openings

25 April 2011

Resources Global Professional opens office in South Korea. Aerotek opens first South Dakota office. Futurestep opens centers in Australia and New Zealand. SNI Companies opens office in Houston.Resources Global Professionals, a provider of staffing and other services, established a new office in S...


World - ManpowerGroup's profit surges due to European market

22 April 2011

 Revenues were up by +23.7% from $4.1 billion in Q1 2010 to $5.1 billion in Q1 2011 at ManpowerGroup (NYSE:MAN), the world's third-largest staffing firm. In constant currency, revenues were up by +21.8%.First quarter results for the three months ended 31 March 2011 reveal that gross profit...