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France - Synergie's revenues up +20%, seeks acquisitions

28 July 2011

Revenues were up by +20% from 303.9 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 364.7 million Euro in Q2 2011 at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group.Revenues generated in France were up by +21.8% from 183.9 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 224.1 million Euro in Q2 2011.Revenues generated out...


International - Hudson Highland's revenues up +26.9%

28 July 2011

Revenues were up by +26.9% from $195 million in Q2 2010 to $247.4 million in Q2 2011 at Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services. In constant currency revenues were up by +13.8%.Interim resu...


Sweden - Madeo Sourcing acquired by ZeroChaos

28 July 2011

ZeroChaos, the workforce solutions company headquartered in Orlando, Florida has announced the acquisition of Madeo Sourcing Group AB, one of the fastest-growing providers of consulting services procurement in the Nordics.  Madeo has recognised experience and expertise in consultant brokera...


Germany - Unemployment falls by -247,000 y-o-y

28 July 2011

Unemployment was down by -247,000 individuals in July 2011 to 2.939 million when compared to July 2010, according to the latest statistics published today by the Federal Labour Agency (BA).Month-on-month unemployment was up by +46,000 individuals or by +0.1 percentage points to 7%.BA Board Member...


France - Unemployment up +1.5% y-o-y

28 July 2011

The number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers, in France, registered with job centres in June 2011 was up by +1.3% or +33,600 individuals to 2,720,400 compared with the previous month. Compared with June 2010, it was up by +1.5%, according to the latest data published by DARES on behalf of th...


Sweden - Unemployment falls by -0.7% y-o-y

28 July 2011

In June 2011 the number of employed persons aged 15 to 74 amounted to 4,754, 000, an increase of +97,000 compared with June last year. The number of permanently employed persons increased by +86,000, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB).The employment rate rose...


Europe - Workers spend more time at work

28 July 2011

The actual working week of full-time employees was longer than the average normal collectively agreed working week in almost all European Union (EU) member states in 2010, according to the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions' (Eurofound) latest annual update o...


UK - Sentiment falls as manufacturers re-appraise business plans

28 July 2011

For the first time in two years, optimism regarding the general business situation fell among UK manufacturers, and expectations of slower activity are driving a reappraisal of forward-looking business plans, according to the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).Growth in total orders and prod...


Switzerland - Worsening outlook for growth

28 July 2011

In July 2011, the Economic Barometer, published by the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF) decreased from 2.23 to 2.04. The Swiss economy should display positive but somewhat weaker growth.The Barometer continued its decrease, which started in the previous month. The barometer fell further by -0.19 re...


UK - Impellam's operating profits up +29.6%, seeks acquisitions

27 July 2011

Revenues were up by +0.9% from 544.4 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 549.4 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Impellam Group Plc (IPEL:LSE), the international provider of staffing solutions, human capital management and outsourced people-related services.Interim results for the 26 weeks ended 1 July 2011...