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UK — Contingent Recruitment Market Beginning to Recover

10 August 2010

The Q3 2010 Contingent Workforce Rate Card, released by Alexander Mann Solutions, the provider of talent and resourcing capability suggests that the contingent recruitment market is finding its footing after a number of turbulent quarters, with no drop in rates across any industry for the first t...


Ireland — Minister announces 37 million Euro boost for research centres

10 August 2010

More college researchers are set to team up with businesses to produce products that have market potential and can create high-quality jobs following a 37 million Euro investment boost announced by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O"Keeffe. Minister O"Keeffe has set aside...


Netherlands — Industrial sector and engineering drive growth in temporary employment

10 August 2010

According to the latest data published today by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), the number of hours worked by temporary employees in The Netherlands was up by +6% in July 2010 (weeks 25 to 28) when compared to the same period last year. Turnover generated by temporary empl...


Europe — Online job opportunities reach 17 month high in July 2010

10 August 2010

The latest Monster Employment Index Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that online job opportunities reached a 17 month high, suggesting ongoing improvement across Europe. In addition, the annual growth rate accelerated once again in July, with online worker demand n...


Germany — One out of three job offers is in temporary employment

10 August 2010

A new report published by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) summarises the latest developments in temporary employment in Germany. The main findings of the report entitled Temporary Employment in Germany - Latest Developments (Zeitarbeit in Deutschland - Aktuelle Entwicklungen) are: In De...


UK — Contraction of Northern Ireland private sector economy gathered pace in July

10 August 2010

The latest Purchasing Managers Index for Northern Ireland (PMI) published by Ulster Bank indicates another substantial deterioration in private sector business conditions in July 2010. Total activity has fallen in each month since December 2009, and the rate of contraction accelerated further in...


Germany — Head of USG People Germany speaks out

9 August 2010

Marcus Schulz, Managing Director of staffing agency USG People Germany, has criticised the inflexible approach of the German temporary employment lobby on the issue of equal pay for equal work for temporary employees. Schulz told German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche "equal pay for temporary e...


UK — NI Minister praises and warns private recruitment sector

9 August 2010

The Department for Employment and Learning's Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2010 became law on 3 August 2010 and contains new enforcement powers to provide the Department with greater powers to deal with employment agencies that break the law, eGov Monitor reports. The new powers include enab...


Denmark — International online trade costs Danish jobs

9 August 2010

New analysis by the Danish Chambers of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) reveals that Danes are forecast to buy 10 billion Kroners' (1.3 billion Euro) worth of goods via the internet from other countries this year. Mette Feif, Chief Consultant at the Danish Chambers of Commerce, said "it is extremely wor...


UK — Labour demand in private sector continues to off-set fall in public sector, but not for long

9 August 2010

The latest quarterly CIPD/KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey indicates that the employment recovery has stalled, but that the disparity between the public and private sector remains significant. But worse is to come as redundancy intentions have picked up among the 600 employers surveyed, represen...