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Switzerland - Agency employment up +6.4% y-o-y

18 August 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +6.4% in July 2011 when compared with July 2010 according to the latest Swisstemptrend published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing).During the entire year of 2010 agency temporary employment grew by +17% compared with 2009 to 271,000 i...

Germany - Employment up +1.4% y-o-y in Q2 2011

18 August 2011

In the second quarter of 2011, the number of persons whose place of employment was Germany amounted to 41 million, which was an increase of +553,000 individuals or +1.4% on a year earlier, according to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). This was the highest level...

Netherlands - Job vacancies marginally up

18 August 2011

Adjusted for seasonal variation, 137,000 job vacancies were open by the end of June 2011, +2,000 more than one quarter previously. The latest figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) show that the number of job vacancies has steadily increased since the first quarter of 2010.There were 81...

Portugal - Unemployment falls by -2% q-o-q

18 August 2011

The unemployment rate for Q2 2011 was estimated at 12.1%, down by -0.3 percentage points (pp) compared with the previous quarter. The number of unemployed was estimated at 675,000 individuals, having decreased by -2% (-13,900 individuals) compared with the previous quarter. The number of employed...

World - Recruiting and retention challenges for finance executives

18 August 2011

The accounting and finance employment market in many parts of the world may be in a state of transition, a new study suggests. Financial leaders surveyed for the fifth annual Robert Half Global Financial Employment Monitor reported difficulties finding skilled staff and growing concern about thei...

UK - Employees' nutrition suffers as work pressures and stress prevail

18 August 2011

  Workers' eating habits are suffering due to stress. Although employees and bosses recognise the value of taking a lunch break for wellbeing, longer hours and workplace pressures are stopping staff from taking the breaks they need, according to the new Health of the Workplace report to be...

UK - Laurence Simons appoints Lucinda Moule as new MD

18 August 2011

Laurence Simons, the specialist international legal recruitment consultancy, has appointed Lucinda Moule as Managing Director, working from their London headquarters. Lucinda Moule will report to Naveen Tuli, Global Managing Director of Laurence Simons, and will focus on growth of Laurence Simon...

World - Economic climate deteriorates

18 August 2011

The world economic climate clouded over in the third quarter, after having improved in the first two quarters. The worsening affected both the appraisals of the current situation as well as the expectations for the coming six months. However, despite the weakening, both components are still in po...

Daily News headlines are on Twitter now

18 August 2011

Please don’t forget that our European Daily News headlines can now be found on twitter. If you tweet, please look for the handle @siaeurope and follow us. If you would like to know more, please contact Adam Pode (apode@staffingindustry.com)

Austria - Droege completes Trenkwalder acquisition and targets listing

17 August 2011

The acquisition of the majority shareholding of Trenkwalder International AG, the largest Austrian-owned staffing agency, by Germany-based investment house Droege Capital GmbH was completed on 12 August 2011.The completion of the transaction depended on the positive outcome of a due diligence pro...