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Germany - Unemployment falls to 5.9%

30 June 2011

Employment and unemployment in Germany continued their favourable trends in May 2011. The number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.8 million, which was almost half a million more than a year earlier. In May 2011 the number of unemployed was 2.47 million, according to the...


Switzerland - Self regulation on executive pay seen as inadequate

30 June 2011

The total remuneration paid to the boards and the executive management of the Swiss listed companies included in the financial sector rose by +8%, while it remained stable in the other sectors, according to a survey published by the Swiss Foundation for Sustainable Development (Ethos).The 2010 Ex...


Europe - Economic sentiment declines in June

30 June 2011

In June 2011, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) declined by -1.0 point to 104.4 in the European Union (EU27) and by -0.4 points to 105.1 in the Euro area (EA17), according to the latest statistics published by the European Commission (EC).The overall decline in the EU resulted from weakening...


Switzerland - Economy forecast to grow but at diminished rates

30 June 2011

The Economic Barometer, published by the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF), fell by -0.07 relative to May 2011 (2.30) and now points at 2.23. Thus, in the next few months, the year-on-year growth of Swiss Gross Domestic Product (GDP) should continue to reach relatively high levels, albeit with dimin...


UK - Staffing agencies reminded of obligations during today’s strike

30 June 2011

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has been providing advice for staffing agencies regarding their rights and responsibilities during  today's public sector strikes. Over 5,000 schools and other government services will close due to industrial action but agencies are aware...


UK - Allied Healthcare to acquire Sue Ryder's homecare business

29 June 2011

Sue Ryder, the UK health and social care services charity, is proposing to transfer all its English homecare business to Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK.It is anticipated...


Austria - TTI forecasts +25% revenue growth in 2011

29 June 2011

TTI, the privately owned staffing agency, expects a revenue increase of +25% from 65.6 million Euro in 2010 to 82 million Euro in 2011, OÖ Nachrichten newspaper reports.TTI Managing Partner, Johann Höfler, commented "companies cover baseline business with permanent employees and increasingly...


Belgium - SD Worx's revenues up +6%

29 June 2011

Revenues were up by +6% from 189 million Euro in 2009 to 201 million Euro in 2010 at privately-owned Payroll, Human Resources and legal advice services provider SD Worx.The group generated profits of 7 million Euro in 2010 and increased its clients base by +5%.Hans Joris, Managing Director of SD...


France - Agency temporary employment up +18.4% y-o-y

29 June 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +18.4% in May 2011 compared with May 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).Agency temporary employment among unqualified workers was up by +15.9%. Am...


Belgium - Agency temporary hours up +6.29% y-o-y

29 June 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in May 2011 was down by -2.66% compared with April 2011, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).The number of hours wor...