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Iceland - Economy forecast to grow until 2016

11 July 2011

After a contraction of -3.5% in 2010, the Icelandic economy is forecast to grow by +2.5% in 2011 and by +3.1% in 2012. Growth in private consumption and investments will be seen in 2011 and the following years until 2016, while public consumption will contract during 2011 and 2012, according to...


UK - Lower skilled jobs are moving out of cities

11 July 2011

New report published by independent research and policy institute Centre for Cities shows that jobs for unskilled workers are gradually moving out of city centres. The first in a series of three reports, 'Moving on up, moving on out? Overcoming the jobs-skills mismatch' shows that city centre jo...


Ireland - CPL Resources' profits broadly in line with expectations

8 July 2011

CPL Resources Plc (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group, has today released the following trading update:"In our interim statement we announced a significant increase in our profits in the six months to 31 December 2010. The second six months of our financial year have been satisfactor...


France - Adecco fine for racist recruitment practices reconfirmed

8 July 2011

The Paris Court of Appeal has ruled that Adecco, its subsidiary Ajilon and cosmetics manufacturer Garnier (part of L'Oréal) must pay 30,000 Euro to anti-discrimination organisation SOS Racisme for racist recruitment practices dating back to the year 2000, specialist publication Capital reports.In...


Finland - Sihti Oy's net sales rise sharply

8 July 2011

Net sales were up by +196.7% or up by +5.3 million Euro from 2.7 million Euro in 2009 to 8 million Euro in 2010 at private staffing agency Sihti Oy.Net profits rose sharply by +223% or by +330,000 Euro from 148,000 Euro in 2009 to 478,000 Euro in 2010.Headquartered in the city of Tampere, Sihti O...


Europe - Online recruitment up +23% y-o-y

8 July 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows +23% year-on-year growth in June 2011, up from the +21% observed in May 2011.Germany, up by +41%, remains the star performer leading annual growth in European Union (EU) countries.Alan Townsend, Vic...


Switzerland - Unemployment falls to 2.8%

8 July 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -4,306 individuals to 110,378 in June 2011 compared with May 2011, according to the latest figures published today by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO).The unemployment rate fell from 2.9% in May 2011 t...


World - Job markets stabilise

8 July 2011

Employment markets around the world appear to be finally stabilising, according to the latest 'Global Snapshot' survey published by staffing agency Antal International.In June 2011, hiring levels across the globe were up slightly with 52% of employers recruiting at professional and managerial lev...


UK - Recession hits households

8 July 2011

Fewer jobs, higher unemployment, a declining property market, less disposable income and lower levels of migration are a few of the new findings showing the impact on individuals of the recession across the English regions and Wales during 2008 and 2009, according to the Office for National Stati...


Ireland - Professional job opportunities increase +46% y-o-y

8 July 2011

The number of new professional job opportunities in the Irish market did not fluctuate significantly from May 2011 (8,283) to June 2011 (8,250). However, the level of jobs available in June 2011 was considerably higher (46%) than for the same month last year (5,669), according to the latest Iris...