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Ireland — Jobs advertised online up by +11% in Q2 2010 compared to Q1

13 August 2010

The Irish jobs index, published by recruitment website www.irishjobs.ie, which measures jobs advertised across Ireland's five leading online recruitment businesses, has released results for Q2 2010. The Q2 index reveals a healthy +11% increase in jobs advertised online, since the last set of fig...


Europe — GDP up by +1%, Germany up by +2.2%

13 August 2010

GDP increased by +1.0% in both the Euro area (EA16) and the whole European Union (EU27) during the second quarter of 2010, compared with the previous quarter, according to flash estimates published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat). In the first quarter of 2010, growth ra...


Greece — Unemployment up to 12%

13 August 2010

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority, the unemployment rate in May 2010 was 12.0% compared to 8.5% in May 2009 and 11.9% in April 2010. The number of employed amounted to 4,431,326 persons while the number of unemployed amounted to 602,185 an...


Netherlands — Randstad to acquire Japanese FujiStaff Holdings

13 August 2010

Randstad has reached agreement with the founding shareholders of Japanese HR services firm FujiStaff Holdings (FujiStaff), to acquire their 44.6% stake in the company. Randstad already held a 20.5% stake in FujiStaff. A public tender offer will be launched to acquire all of the issued and outstan...


Sweden — Svensk Internetrekrytering net sales up by +33% in Q2 2010

13 August 2010

Svensk Internetrekrytering AB (SIR:STO), the Stockholm-based job board operator, has announced interim results for the second quarter of 2010 ended 30 June. Net sales were up from 760,000 Euro in Q2 2009 to 1 million Euro in Q2 2010. EBITDA was up from a loss of -369,000 Euro in Q2 2009 to a p...


World — Signs of optimism in global financial hiring

13 August 2010

Financial executives are more optimistic today than they were this time last year, according to the fourth annual Global Financial Employment Monitor published by staffing group Robert Half International. The vast majority (83%) of financial leaders surveyed worldwide are at least somewhat confid...


Sweden — Wise Group revenue up by +45% in Q2 2010

12 August 2010

Revenue was up by +45% from 2.37 million Euro in Q2 2009 to 3.45 million Euro in Q2 2010 at Wise Group AB (WISE:STO), the largest listed human resources services provider in Sweden.   Interim results announced today for the three months ending 30 June 2010 reveal that operating profit rose from...


Europe — Kelly Services Q2 revenue up by +18%

12 August 2010

Revenue was up by +18% to $1.2 billion year-on-year in Q2 2010 at Kelly Services Inc. (KELYA:NSQ), the US-quoted workforce solutions provider. On a constant currency basis, revenue increased by +17%. Kelly is ranked 5th largest staffing company in the world according to Staffing Industry Analyst'...


UK — Maslen appointed Finance Director and board member at Work Group

12 August 2010

Work Group Plc (WORK:LSE), the talent acquisition and development firm, has announced the appointment of Julian Maslen as Finance Director and member of the company board with immediate effect. Maslen has been with Work Group since March 2008 and has previously been the Finance Director of Armst...


Portugal — More than half of professionals would accept a reduction in salary

12 August 2010

New research carried out by staffing group Hays Portugal among 3,800 professionals shows that 67.7% of interviewees believe that the labour market is going through difficult times at the moment. 59.3% of interviewees had a salary increase in 2009, which for 74.1% of these did not exceed an incre...