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World - Hudson Highland turns around European loss in Q3 2011

2 November 2011

Revenues were up by +22% from $200.4 million in Q3 2010 to $245.1 million in Q3 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 +14%.

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France - Belgian staffing agencies concerned about cross-border status of French workers

2 November 2011

Regional government job centres (Pôle Emploi) in the North of France are signing partnership agreements with staffing agencies across the border in Belgium in order to satisfy the staffing requirements of the Dutch speaking part of Belgium (Flanders).

The regional unemployment rate in the North of France...

Germany - Unemployment falls to 6.5% in October

2 November 2011

Unemployment fell by -204,000 individuals to 2,737,000 in October 2011 when compared with October 2010, according to the latest preliminary data published today by the Federal Agency for Labour (BA).

Month-on-month unemployment fell by -59,000 individuals in October 2011 when compared with the previous...

World - Direct correlation between gender gap and competitiveness

2 November 2011

Over the last six years, while 85% of countries are improving their gender equality ratios, for the rest of the world the situation is declining, most notably in several African and South American countries.

The sixth annual Global Gender Gap Report 2011, published by the World Economic Forum, shows a...

Ireland - Concerns grow over lack of agreement on AWD

1 November 2011

With less than a month to go before the Agency Workers Directive must be applied, the Irish government is leaving it to the very last minute before agreeing new regulations. Employers and staffing agencies remain uncertain what impact this will have on the supply of temporary agency workers and what...

Netherlands - Staffing agency turnover up +4% y-o-y in October

1 November 2011

In weeks 37 to 40 of 2011, the total number of hours worked by agency temporary employees increased by +2% and turnover generated by temporary employment agencies grew by +4% compared with the same period last year, according to the latest statistics released today by the Federation of Private Employment...

Europe - Unemployment rate up +0.1% in both the EU and the Eurozone

1 November 2011

The Euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was up from 10.1% in September 2010 to 10.2% in September 2011. In August 2011 it was equally 10.1%, according to the latest data published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat).

The entire European Union (EU27) unemployment...

World - ILO warns of jobs recession and social unrest

1 November 2011

In a grim analysis issued on the eve of the G20 leaders’ summit, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) says the global economy is on the verge of a new and deeper jobs recession that will further delay the global economic recovery and may ignite more social unrest in scores of countries.


UK - cph's revenues up +70%

1 November 2011

Revenues were up by +70% during the financial year ended 30 September 2011 when compared to the previous year at cph, the Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) solutions provider.

Jerry Wright, co-Founder/MD of cph, commented "given that economic conditions continue to be challenging, we are delighted...

France - Agency temporary employment up +5.5% y-o-y

31 October 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +5.5% in September 2011 compared with September 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).

Agency temporary employment among managers was up by +20.7%. Among...