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Austria - Insufficient integration of migrant workers, says OECD

28 November 2011

Austria has a higher share of immigrants in the total working-age population (17 %) than many other member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). At the same time, the framework for integration policy is less developed in Austria than in a number of other OECD...

UK - Harvey Nash trading in line with expectations

25 November 2011

The board of staffing firm Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE) has today issued an Interim Management Statement covering the period from 1 August 2011 to 24 November 2011. There have been no material events or transactions in the period other than as detailed in this statement:


"The board is pleased...

Spain - Staffing industry sees major comeback

25 November 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +8.2% year-on-year between January and August 2011, according to the latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett).

Agency temporary employment saw its strongest 2011 year-on-year growth in January 2011 (+19.1%).

The recovery...

Netherlands - Temporary employment hours fell by -3% in Q3

25 November 2011

The number of hours worked in so-called 'stage A' temporary jobs was reduced by -3% in the third quarter relative to the second quarter. In the five preceding quarters, the number of hours worked in temporary jobs in stage A had grown continuously. Adjusted for seasonal variation, the index figure (2005=100)...

UK - Recruiters expand into Brazil following APSCo trade delegation

25 November 2011

Recruiters are opening offices and winning new business in Brazil according to feedback from delegates who attended the first UK recruitment trade delegation to the country, led by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The trade delegation, which took place this month, was organised...

Europe - Regional unemployment ranges between 2.7% and almost 29%

25 November 2011

Regional unemployment rates varied widely across the entire European Union (EU27) in 2010, with the lowest rates recorded in the regions of Zeeland in the Netherlands and Bolzano/Bozen in Italy (both 2.7%) as well as Tirol (2.8%) and Salzburg (2.9%) in Austria, while the highest rates were registered...

Germany - Business climate rises slightly

25 November 2011

The Business Climate for industry and trade in Germany, published by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research, improved in November for the first time in four months. The slight increase is due to less sceptical business expectations. The current business situation remains positive. The German economy...

UK - Head of army recruitment hired by bidder for army recruitment contract

25 November 2011

The Army’s head of recruitment, Brigadier Jolyon Jackson, has landed a six figure salary with a firm bidding for a 1billion Pounds MoD contract to take over Army recruitment, The Daily Mirror newspaper reports.
Brigadier Jolyon Jackson will join the private sector giant Serco in a training...

UK - Tribal appoints Evans as CEO

25 November 2011

Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the provider of technology products and services to the education, learning and training markets, has announced the appointment of Keith Evans as Chief Executive with immediate effect.

Evans was appointed to the board as Chief Operating Officer in February 2011 having previously...

Czech Republic - Government bans non-EU temporary employees

24 November 2011

The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has decided that from 2012 onwards staffing agencies in the Czech Republic will no longer be allowed to place temporary employees from non-European Union (EU) countries, specialist publication Ceskapozice reports.

The Ministry says the measure is necessary to...