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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...


Ireland - 76% not happy with their jobs

8 July 2011

76% of Irish employees are not happy in their current job. Additionally, 54% of employees admit to looking for a new job during working hours in their current job. 85% of employees also claim they would prefer to work abroad, according to new research by Peninsula Ireland, the employment law cons...


UK – Hays suffers in the UK but gains overseas

7 July 2011

Group net fees were up by +14% year-on-year in the quarter ended 30 June 2011 at Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the largest staffing agency in the UK and the fifth largest in Europe. On a like-for-like basis (LFL) group net fees were up by +11% compared with the same quarter of 2010.A trading update for the...


France - ManpowerGroup makes offer to buy Proservia

7 July 2011

Staffing firm ManpowerGroup France (MPW:FRA) has made an offer to buy the majority of shares and voting rights of Proservia SA (ALPRV:PAR), a provider of information technology and systems engineering solutions.The offer of 14.39 Euro per share represents a +32% premium over the last traded value...


Europe - Number of hours worked by agency workers up +18.1% y-o-y

7 July 2011

The staffing agency sector in continental Europe grew by +18.1% in April 2011 compared with the same period in 2010, according to the latest data published by the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett). This is the thirteenth month of growth in a row for the sector. &n...


World - Optimistic mid-year outlook for executive search

7 July 2011

Executive search professionals gave a 66% positive prediction for their industry in the second half of the year with the greatest optimism coming from consultants in Asia Pacific and the Americas, according to the latest 'Outlook Report' published by the Association of Executive Search Consultant...


World - Rates of expansion in output and new business slow

7 July 2011

Growth of both global output and new business eased in June 2011, following modest accelerations in the previous month. The 'Global All-Industry Output Index' compiled by research firm Markt on behalf of JPMorgan dipped to 52.2, from 52.7 in May, its second-lowest reading since the recovery began...


Eurozone - GDP growth moderating after a strong Q1

7 July 2011

After a strong rebound in Q1 (+0.8%), Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in the Eurozone is expected to decelerate markedly in Q2 (+0.3%) and then grow at a moderate rate in Q3 and Q4 (+0.4%), according to the latest 'Eurozone Economic Outlook' published jointly by the Institute for Economic Res...