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Survey: IT Hiring to Rise

29 April 2011

According to TEKsystems’ IT executive outlook survey, 36 percent of information technology leaders plan to add contingent information technology headcount during the second quarter, and 41 percent plan to add permanent IT headcount. IT executives are most optimistic about hiring in the finance an...


France - Groupe Crit's revenues up +21.6%

29 April 2011

Revenues were up by +21.6% from 273.8 million Euro in Q1 2010 to 333 million Euro in Q1 2011 at Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group. All growth was achieved entirely on an organic basis.Revenues generated from temporary employment (8...


Germany - Temporary employment pay rise comes into effect

29 April 2011

Pay increases negotiated in March 2010 between the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA) and the Federation of German Unions (DGB) will come into effect on 1 May 2011 for 350,000 temporary employees in the country. Further pay increases will follow on 1 November 2011 and on 1 Novembe...


France - Agency employment up +17.8%

29 April 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +17.8% in March 2011 compared with March 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Agency temporary employment among unqualified workers was up by +22.7%...


Europe – Unemployment unchanged at 9.5%

29 April 2011

The euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in March 2011, unchanged compared with February. It was 10.1% in March 2010. The unemployment rate in the entire European Union (EU27) was 9.5% in March 2011, also unchanged compared with February. It was 9.7% in March 2010, acco...


Europe - Free EU movement starts on 1 May 2011

29 April 2011

1 May 2011 will mark the removal of restrictions on the right to work in any member state of the European Union (EU) for citizens from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia.   All workers from the countries that joined the EU in 2004 will now...


UK - 93% of employers will keep or grow agency staffing levels

29 April 2011

Increasing numbers of employers are planning to grow their permanent workforce in the next year, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey, published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). In the April 2011 survey, more than a third indicated they would be adding to their existin...


Sweden - Labour costs increase

29 April 2011

The Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector in February 2011 was 105.9 for wage-earners and 105.8 for salaried employees. Compared with February 2010, labour costs have increased by +2.6% for wage-earners and +0.7% for salaried employees, according to Statistics Sweden (SCB).Total labour c...


U.S. GDP Slows in First Quarter

28 April 2011

U.S. real gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 1.8 percent in the first quarter, according to an advance estimate released today by the U.S. Department of Commerce. The first quarter's growth is slower than that of the fourth quarter, when real GDP grew by 3.1 percent.It had grown by...


Randstad North American Revenue Rises

28 April 2011

Randstad Holding NV, the world’s second-largest staffing firm, reported first-quarter North American revenue rose 19 percent from the year-ago quarter on an organic basis, which excludes the impact of currencies, acquisitions and disposals.The Netherlands-based company reported first-quarter Nort...