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Germany - Debt crisis weighs on consumer sentiment

26 July 2011

Following the positive development in the previous month, consumer sentiment in Germany has dampened in July 2011, with decreases in both economic and income expectations, according to the latest Consumer Climate MAXX Survey published by research firm GfK.However, there has been only a marginal d...


UK - GDP up +0.7% y-o-y

26 July 2011

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.7% in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest data published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This was the lowest rate of growth since the first quarter of 2010.Quarter-on-quarter GDP increased just +0.2% in Q2 201...


Finland - Unemployment falls to 8.4%

26 July 2011

The number of unemployed persons in June 2011 was 237,000, which was -11,000 lower than one year ago. At 8.4%, the unemployment rate was -0.4 percentage points lower than one year earlier, according to the latest data published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus).There were +24,000 more e...


UK – IT & telecom salaries boost as firms return to hiring

26 July 2011

IT & Telecoms salaries rose by +7.5% in H1 2011, with an average bonus payment of 19%, according to new research from IT & Telecoms recruiter Greythorn (part of FiveTen Group).Salaries in H1 2011 have risen by +7.5% from 42,800 Pounds last year to more than 46,000 Pounds. For the 56% of p...


DON’T FORGET

25 July 2011

We are running a free webinar looking at the latest legal developments that will affect your business in the UK.If you don’t understand the implications of Swedish Derogation, need clarification on exactly which categories of workers are captured, or are uncertain how pay is defined in the Agency...


Switzerland - Optimism down due to increased external risks

25 July 2011

Optimism about the economic outlook for Switzerland has cooled in Q2 2011 when compared with Q1 2011, according to the latest Chief Financial Officers Survey (CFO), published today by professional services firm Deloitte.On balance, more CFOs report that the financial prospects for their own compa...


Switzerland - Jobs advertised up +20% y-o-y

25 July 2011

The number of new jobs advertised, both in the press and on the internet, was up by +20% in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest Swiss Job Market Index published by Zürich University on behalf of staffing agency Adecco.However, quarter-on-quarter the total number of jobs ad...


Germany - First they couldn't, now they don't want to immigrate anymore

25 July 2011

Germany is not attracting enough immigrants, despite lifting work restrictions in May 2011, latest figures show, leading to criticism of an opportunity wasted in 2004 when other European countries opened their borders to Eastern European neighbours, according to specialist publication The Local.T...


UK - Staffline acquires assets from Arnashade

25 July 2011

Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services provider to industry, has today announced it has acquired certain assets and commercial relationships from staffing agency Arnashade Recruitment Limited, following the company's administration on 15 July 2011.  ...


France - Staffing agencies given permission to offer apprenticeships

25 July 2011

Staffing agencies will in future be allowed to offer apprenticeships following official permission by Employment Minister Xavier Bertrand, according to the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Staffing agencies will be able to accompany young apprentices...