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Spain — New job profiles require more highly qualified staff

5 October 2010

Staffing agency Hays Spain informs that 70% of its new job availabilities in the Sales and Marketing division are now in the Sales area. Only 30% of available jobs are in marketing. Companies are very eager to strengthen their sales departments in an economic environment, which is strongly influ...


Spain — 25% of the workforce are temporary employees

4 October 2010

Unemployment in Spain has risen by +1.2% or by +48,102 individuals in September compared to the previous month, the Public Employment Service (SEPE, previously Inem) reports today. There are now 4,017,763 unemployed people in Spain. Year-on-year, unemployment was up by +8.3% or up by +308,316 in...


Germany — Temporary staffing associations decide to merge

4 October 2010

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA) and the Association of Medium-sized Temporary Employment Agencies (AMP) have announced on Saturday in Berlin that they intend to merge in order to form one large employer association, which would represent 70% of Germany's 850,000 temporary e...


Eastern Europe — Firsts signs of recovery for recruitment in Romania

4 October 2010

Romania is seeing the first signs of recovery for recruitment in the manufacturing area, which is vital for building exports to close the country's trade deficit, specialist publication The Diplomat Bucharest reports. Camelia Stanculescu, General Manager of staffing firm Manpower Romania, told T...


UK — Temporary employees should be able to cover for striking workers, says CBI

4 October 2010

The Confederation of British Industries (CBI) is today calling for changes in the law to raise the threshold for industrial action, and to ensure that if strikes occur disruption is minimised. In a new report, 'Keeping the wheels turning: modernising the legal framework of industrial relations',...


UK — Acromas eyes up Allied Healthcare

4 October 2010

Acromas, the parent company of the Automobile Association and Saga Insurance, is rumoured to be eyeing up Allied Healthcare, the Nasdaq-quoted staffing firm, which has a network of 110 branches in the UK, the Daily Telegraph reports. Acromas is owned by venture capitalists CVC Capital Partners,...


UK — Conservative MPs back BCC freeze on new employment law

4 October 2010

With the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham underway, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) is today urging the Prime Minister and the Chancellor to listen to the priorities of Conservative back-benchers ahead of this month's Comprehensive Spending Review. Back-benchers surveyed by the...


Netherlands — 62% of employers 'google' their job candidates before they even invite them for an interview

1 October 2010

New research carried out by staffing agency Creyf's (part of USG People) reveals that 62% of employers check out their job candidates on internet search engine Google before inviting them for an interview. 42% of employers interviewed said that Google is now a normal part of the recruitment proc...


Europe — Unemployment stable in July 2010

1 October 2010

The latest unemployment figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) show that the Euro area (EA16) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.1% in August 2010, unchanged compared with July 2010. It was 9.7% in August 2009. The unemployment rate of the ent...


UK — Coalition presses ahead with more employment legislation

1 October 2010

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has raised concerns about the amount of employment red tape due to be implemented between 2010 and 2014, arguing that UK businesses need the freedom and flexibility to create as many jobs as possible during the economic recovery. The warning comes as a raft...