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Italy — 60% of companies not familiar with regulatory framework of mothers at work

2 July 2010

New research carried out on behalf of a pilot project called Moms@Work run by staffing firm Gi Group in collaboration with the Italian Association for Personnel Management (AIDP), reveals that 60% of companies surveyed in the Milan area admit to knowing little about the regulatory environment, wh...


Europe — EU unemployment shows signs of stabilising

2 July 2010

The latest unemployment figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) show that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area (EA16*) was 10.0% in May 2010, unchanged compared to April. It was 9.4% in May 2009. The EU27** unemployment rate was 9....


UK — Eames Consulting Group more than doubles revenues

2 July 2010

Eames Consulting Group, the specialist Insurance, Financial and Professional services recruitment solutions provider, today announces that in the first half of 2010 revenues have reached 3.9 million Pounds compared to 1.6 million Pounds in H1 2009. Matthew Jaquiss, Group Managing Director, said...


France — Managers and freelancers stay in the labour market for longer

2 July 2010

New analysis published by Dares on behalf of the French government reveals that 75.5% of freelancers still work between the ages of 55 and 59 whilst 39.9% of freelancers continue to work between the ages of 60 and 64. Among employees, managers also work for longer. Between the ages of 55 and 59,...


Ireland — Quarterly increase in GDP but GNP down slightly

1 July 2010

Initial estimates for the first quarter of 2010 published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show an increase, on a seasonally adjusted basis, of +2.7% in Gross Domestic Product (GDP*) and a decline of -0.5% in Gross National Product (GNP*) compared with the previous quarter. In comparison wi...


UK — Rise in unemployment toward 3 million in the next two years a distinct possibility

1 July 2010

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) comments as follows on forecasts for UK general government employment and total UK employment for the period to 2015-16 published 30 June 2010 by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR): "A...


Germany — Unemployment could fall below 3 million this year

1 July 2010

According to provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.2 million in May 2010. Compared to May 2009, this is an increase of +60,000 persons or +0.1%. Hence, the number of persons in employment exceeded the...


Spain — Eulen obtains 150 million Euro loan to re-finance debt

1 July 2010

Privately owned multi-services company, Eulen Group has announced that it has obtained a syndicated loan from several different banks of 150 million Euro to re-finance its debts and reinforce the stability of its liabilities during the coming three to five years. As well as temporary staffing (E...


Italy — Contacts are vital for getting a job

1 July 2010

New research published by job portal operator infojobs.it based on interviews with 1,500 job candidates reveals that good old 'vitamin C' (i.e. contacts) is still the way to get ahead in Italy. 86% of interviewees know people who have obtained their jobs via contacts. In 2009 this figure amounte...


Eastern Europe — Newly established Romanian association to join Ciett

1 July 2010

The newly established and registered Romanian Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ARAMT) has applied for membership of the European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett). Minola Jac, the PR and Marketing Manager of staffing agency GI Group Romania, has been appointed...