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France – Synergie's revenues up by +31.6% in Q4 2010, seeks acquisition in Germany

6 February 2011

Revenues were up by +31.6% from 258.6 million Euro in Q4 2009 to 340.2 million Euro in Q4 2010 at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group.In France Synergie's revenues were up by +21.2% from 166.8 million Euro in Q4 2009 to 202.2 million Euro in Q4 2010.In other European c...


UK – Horton International UK merges with Ruston Poole International

6 February 2011

International Pharma and Life Sciences Executive Search group, Ruston Poole International (RPI), has announced a merger with Horton International in the UK to become part of their global organisation. All future UK-led recruitment activities in the Pharma/Life Sciences sector will be carried out...


Europe – Germany wants an end to automatic wage indexation

6 February 2011

The German government will propose a comprehensive anti-crisis package to a summit meeting of European Union (EU) countries later this week. This includes a call for an end to wage indexation in a number of EU member states such as Belgium, Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta where wages for many groups...


Europe – Agency staffing sector up by +23% y-o-y in October 2010

6 February 2011

The Agency Work Business Indicator (AWBI) for January 2011 published by the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) reveals that the agency work industry in Europe grew by +23% in October 2010 compared with the same period in 2009.The agency work industry in Europe enter...


UK – Majority of regional staffing agencies found in breach of the law

3 February 2011

The majority of 52 Exeter employment agencies visited by National Minimum Wage (NMW) and Employment Agency Standards (EAS) enforcement officers this week have been found in breach of employment laws.17 officers from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC-NMW) and the Department for Business, Innovation a...


UK – More than 150,000 jobs at risk in the public sector due to spending cuts

3 February 2011

The GMB union has published a list of 150,059 public sector jobs at 260 Local Authorities, which are under threat due to the government's spending cuts.In nearly all these councils a 90 day statutory consultation period is underway on how to deal with these job losses. Most councils have given no...


UK – Allegis buys Aston Carter

2 February 2011

Allegis, the largest privately owned staffing company in the world, has acquired Aston Carter, the recruitment firm which specialises in consultancy, finance and IT, from venture capitalists Baird Capital Partners Europe, the Financial Times reports.Baird bought a majority stake in Aston Carter f...


UK – Kellan Group expects to break even in H2 2010

2 February 2011

The Kellan Group Plc (KLN:LSE), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group, has issued a trading update for the financial year of 2010. The company says in a statement:"After reporting a loss at EBITA level of 419,000 Pounds during the first half of...


Germany – One in three job offers is in agency temporary employment

2 February 2011

A new report on agency temporary employment published by the Federal Agency for Labour (BA), reveals that in June 2010 there were 16,100 staffing agencies in Germany, 63% of which were solely engaged in temporary employment.One in three of all jobs offered by the government's job centres (Arbeits...


Italy – Agency temporary employment up by +27% y-o-y in December 2010

2 February 2011

According to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp), the seasonally adjusted amount of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +27% in December 2010 compared to December 2009.Month-on-mo...