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Belgium - 72% of staffing agencies reject discrimination

10 June 2011

After last year's hidden camera television programme broadcast by Flemish TV channel VRT, in which a bogus client asked eight temporary staffing agencies to provide native Belgian personnel and not to even present candidates with foreign backgrounds, discrimination in temporary employment has bee...


Italy - GDP up +1% y-o-y

10 June 2011

In the first quarter of 2011 the seasonally and calendar adjusted, chained volume measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.1% with respect to the previous quarter and by +1.0% in comparison with the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest data, published today, by the Natio...


Belgium - Employers have doubts about working from home

10 June 2011

47% of Belgian workers would like to work from home but 49% of employers will not let them because they fear that the team spirit in the company will suffer and that employers would lose control, according to new research carried out among 517 workers and 210 top managers by staffing agency Tempo...


UK - Government wants to break the link between temporary and permanent migration

10 June 2011

Migrants coming to the UK to work on temporary visas will no longer be able to apply for settlement, under proposals announced by the government yesterday.The government is implementing reforms to the immigration system, which are intended to reduce the level of immigration from countries outside...


Austria - Extremely attractive to the majority of Eastern European job seekers

10 June 2011

The majority of job seekers in the Eastern member states of the European Union (EU) are very interested in moving to Austria, Germany, Switzerland or Liechtenstein in search of better pay and career opportunities according to new research carried out among 6,629 job seekers in Slovakia, Slovenia,...


UK - City job offers drop again in May

10 June 2011

The number of confirmed job offers in financial services showed a worrying decline in May 2011 of more than -10%, according to City pre-employment screening company Powerchex (part of HireRight). Some sectors showed a more positive trend but the figures were dragged down by a sharp drop in offers...


Austria - Employment agency revenues up +32.3%

9 June 2011

Revenues generated by staffing agencies were up by +32.3% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q1 2010 according to the latest data published by Statistics Austria.In terms of statistics, agency temporary employment forms part of the Austrian services sector, which was up by +4.4% overall in Q1 2011 whe...


France - Agency employment up 13.8% in Q1 2011

9 June 2011

Private sector employment was up by +0.4% or by +58,200 individuals to 16,079,500 in Q1 2011 when compared with Q4 2010. This compares with a quarterly increase of +0.3% in Q4 2010. Year-on-year, it was up by +1.1% or up by +181,700 individuals, according to the latest data published today by the...


Germany - 10,000 strike against temporary employment

9 June 2011

10,000 employees of aircraft manufacturer Airbus yesterday demonstrated against the company’s policy on using a high percentage of agency temporary employees, Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper reports.The largest demonstrations took place outside the Hamburg Works where 8,000 employees made it known...


Switzerland - Unemployment falls to 2.9%

9 June 2011

The number of jobseekers registered with the government's job centres (ORP) fell by -8,764 individuals to 114,684 in May 2011 compared with April 2011, according to the latest figures published by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO).The unemployment rate fell from 3.1% in April 2011 to 2...