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Europe - Employment rises in Q2 2011

15 September 2011

The number of persons employed increased by +0.3% in the Euro area (EA17) and by +0.2% in the entire European Union (EU27) in the second quarter of 2011 compared with the previous quarter, according to the latest data, published today, by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).In...


Spain - Adjusted labour cost up +1.6%

15 September 2011

The cost per hour worked increased by +1.1% in the second quarter of 2011 when compared with the same period of 2010, according to the latest Harmonised Labour Cost Index (HLCI), published by the National Institute for Statistics (INE).After adjustment for calendar and seasonal variations, the co...


Iberia - Barricat new CFO of Adecco Iberia and South America

15 September 2011

Iker Barricat has been appointed as new Finance Director of Adecco Spain, Portugal and South America. In his new position he will report directly to Enrique Sánchez, President of Adecco Iberia and South America.Barricat was born in the Basque region of Spain. He is 38 years of age and has a degre...


France - Crit seeks acquisitions after successful H1 2011

14 September 2011

Revenues were up by +18.9% from 605.2 million Euro in H1 2010 to 719.5 million Euro in H1 2011 at Groupe Crit (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that operating profit was up by +51.1%...


Ireland - Cpl's operating profit up +81%, announces share offer

14 September 2011

Revenues were up by +24% from 189.9 million Euro in 2010 to 235.3 million Euro in 2011 at Cpl Resources Plc (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group.Results for the full year ended 30 June 2011 reveal that operating profit was up by +81% from 4 million Euro in 2010 to 7.2 million Euro in 2011....


UK - Bond International Software profitable again

14 September 2011

Revenues were up by +40% from 13.2 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 18.4 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Bond International Software Plc (BDI:LSE), the specialist provider of software for the international recruitment and human resources industries, with operations in the UK, USA, Hong Kong, Japan and A...


Germany - JobScout24 acquired by CareerBuilder

14 September 2011

Job board CareerBuilder has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement under which CareerBuilder will acquire JobScout24, a job board in Germany with more than 3.36 million users and more than 250,000 jobs, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition will also include Jobs.de, anoth...


France - Agency temporary employment up +9.7% y-o-y

14 September 2011

Year-on-year, agency temporary employment was up by +9.7% or up by +53,700 individuals in Q2 2011 compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest data published by DARES on behalf of the French government.The number of agency temporary employment contracts signed was up by +10.1% in Q2 2011 when c...


OECD Countries - Unemployment rate stable at 8.2% in July

14 September 2011

The unemployment rate in the countries, which are part of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development area (OECD) was steady at 8.2% in July 2011, unchanged for the fifth consecutive month. The Euro area unemployment rate was also unchanged at 10% for the second consecutive month a...


UK - Unemployment up +0.3 percentage points

14 September 2011

The unemployment rate for the three months to July 2011 was 7.9% of the economically active population, up +0.3 on the quarter. The total number of unemployed people increased by +80,000 over the quarter to reach 2.51 million,  according to the latest data, published today, by the Office for...