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Finland - Sihti Oy's net sales rise sharply

8 July 2011

Net sales were up by +196.7% or up by +5.3 million Euro from 2.7 million Euro in 2009 to 8 million Euro in 2010 at private staffing agency Sihti Oy.Net profits rose sharply by +223% or by +330,000 Euro from 148,000 Euro in 2009 to 478,000 Euro in 2010.Headquartered in the city of Tampere, Sihti O...


Europe - Online recruitment up +23% y-o-y

8 July 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows +23% year-on-year growth in June 2011, up from the +21% observed in May 2011.Germany, up by +41%, remains the star performer leading annual growth in European Union (EU) countries.Alan Townsend, Vic...


Switzerland - Unemployment falls to 2.8%

8 July 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -4,306 individuals to 110,378 in June 2011 compared with May 2011, according to the latest figures published today by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO).The unemployment rate fell from 2.9% in May 2011 t...


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...