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Sweden - Staffing industry up +26% y-o-y in Q2 2011

30 August 2011

Revenues generated by staffing agencies in Sweden were up by +26% to 590 million Euro in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest 'Staffing Index' published by the Swedish Association of Staffing Agencies (Bemanningsföretagen). This was the industry's highest turnover since rec...


Sweden - Resurs' revenues up but makes losses

30 August 2011

Revenues were up by +8.3% from 3.9 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 4.2 million Euro in Q2 2011 at Resurs Bemanning CNC AB (RESB:STO), the Sweden-based employment agency group.Interim results for the three months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that operating profit was up from a loss of -109,000 Euro in Q2...


Germany - School system keeps mothers out of work

30 August 2011

An estimated 460,000 mothers could go back to work if German primary schools changed from the morning school system to all day schools, according to new research carried out by the German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK), among 5,000 primary schools across the country.The research reveals that some pr...


Sweden - Pay rises due to employment growth

30 August 2011

During the second quarter of 2011, 4,661,000 persons aged 15 to 74 were employed and 4,162,000 persons were at work. This is an increase of +106,000 and +110,000 respectively, compared with the second quarter of 2010. The number of employed foreign born persons increased by +37,000. The number of...


Ireland - 58% of IT professionals expect jobs market to improve in 2012

30 August 2011

Confidence has grown in the Irish IT market, with 58% of IT professionals saying they feel optimistic about jobs and salaries in the next year. Only 17% of professionals said they were currently expecting job losses or salary cuts before 2012, according to new research by IT recruiter Greythorn (...


UK - Service sector declines at fastest rate since November 2009

30 August 2011

Business volumes fell in the UK services sector in the past quarter, at the fastest rate since November 2009, according to the latest analysis, published today, by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).  Firms in Business & Professional Services, which had been growing slowly, saw...


Austria - Second successive fall in manufacturing production

30 August 2011

Operating conditions in the Austrian manufacturing sector were broadly stagnant in August as both output and new orders decreased again. However, firms continued to increase employment during the month. Rates of inflation for both input costs and output prices eased further.The seasonally adjuste...


UK - Network Group PBT up +86%, seeks acquisitions

29 August 2011

Revenues were up by +9.5% from 25.1 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 27.5 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Network Group Holdings (NGH:LSE), the specialist recruitment and business process outsourcing group.Interim results for the six months ended 31 May 2011 reveal that operating profit was up by +59.7%...


France - Anonymous CV likely to be abandoned

29 August 2011

The anonymous Curriculum Vitae (CV), which was introduced by law in 2006 by the government, does not appear to have the desired effect on reducing discrimination in the recruitment process, according to a report from the Research Centre for the Economy (CREST).The idea was that all companies with...


Germany - GDP growth forecast to slow down to +2% in 2012

29 August 2011

The German government projects Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of +2% in 2012 according to as yet unpublished information from the Ministry of Finance obtained by news magazine Der Spiegel.In an internal document the Ministry says "Germany's economic growth is likely to continue in 2012,...