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UK - Parity Solutions business profitable again

16 August 2011

Revenues were down by -29% from 52.6 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 40.8 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK-focused IT recruitment (Resources) and consulting (Solutions) firm.Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2011 reveal that EBITDA was up from a loss of...


UK – Top UK staffing company list published

16 August 2011

Staffing Industry Analysts today published its latest research into the UK staffing market with a list of every staffing company with annual revenues in excess of 40 million Pounds (based on 2010 sales).Director of Research, Adam Pode said, “Since our last iteration of this list published in 2009...


UK - HCL misses fundraising deadline amid takeover rumours

16 August 2011

Healthcare Locums, the embattled medical recruitment group which suspended trading in its shares seven months ago, has been working on a 60 million Pounds fund-raising that could dramatically dilute existing shareholders' stakes. In proposals seen by The Sunday Telegraph, the company has been loo...


UK - Teaching Personnel to acquire Protocol Education

16 August 2011

Graphite Capital, the UK mid-market private equity specialist, has provided equity funding to enable Teaching Personnel to acquire Protocol Education.Both businesses provide short and long-term temporary teachers, teaching assistants and nursery staff, primarily to English and Welsh primary and s...


France - Basic salary up +2.2%, inflation up +2%

16 August 2011

The monthly basic salary (SMB) in private companies with more than ten employees rose by +2.2% in Q2 2011 compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest statistics published by government research body DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour.Compared with the p...


Europe - GDP up +1.7% y-o-y in Q2 2011

16 August 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.2% in both the Euro area (EA17) and in the entire European Union (EU27) during the second quarter of 2011, compared with the previous quarter. In the first quarter of 2011, growth rates were +0.8% in both zones, according to flash estimates published b...


UK - Michael Page's international growth fails to impress nervous stock market

15 August 2011

Group revenue was up by +27.6% from 393.5 million Pounds in H1 2010 to 502.1 million Pounds in H1 2011 at Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the specialist recruitment consultancy. At constant currency exchange rates, revenue was up by +25.8%.Interim results for the first six months ended...


UK - Jobs contraction forecast

15 August 2011

The employment recovery is set to slow sharply. On average, growth in hiring intentions have been reported throughout the past year, but a more sombre outlook is now being driven by a fall in confidence among private sector employers, particularly in manufacturing, according to this summer's Lab...


Denmark - Jobindex concentrates on existing customers

15 August 2011

Revenues reached 3.6 million Euro in Q2 2011 with pre-tax profits of 1.2 million Euro were at Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX:CPH), the Denmark-based internet job board. The group claims to have a market share of 41% in Denmark.The group says in a statement "despite difficult trading conditions we expe...


Ireland - New Zealand re-built with Irish workers

15 August 2011

Officials in New Zealand are planning to recruit Irish construction workers to help repair thousands of buildings damaged in three major earthquakes in the country's second biggest city over the past year. The Earthquake Commission says it needs around 8,000 labourers to rebuild and secure aroun...