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Norway — Stable employment rate among people with disabilities

6 September 2010

According to the latest data published today by Statistics Norway (SSB), the employment rate among disabled people was 43.6% in the second quarter of 2010, the same level as in the fourth quarter 2009. In Q2 2010 the employment rate among disabled men and women was 45.8% and 41.8% respectively....


UK — Staffline expects second half of 2010 to be significantly ahead of current expectations

6 September 2010

Revenue was up by +70% from 49.1 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 83.4 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Staffline Group Plc (STAF:LSE), the recruitment and outsourced HR services company. Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 released today show that profit before tax was up by +50% from...


UK — Hydrogen gross profit increases by +67% in H1 2010

6 September 2010

Revenue was up from 34.9 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 55.1 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment business. Hydrogen is focused on mid- to senior-level roles in business technology & transformation, finance and accounting, legal, HR and...


World — Europe trails emerging economies on expatriate finances

6 September 2010

The UK & Continental Europe have been revealed as some of the least favourable locations for expat finances, according to the latest findings from HSBC Bank International's Expat Explorer survey. Expat Economics, the first report from the 2010 study, found that the UK, Belgium, Spain, France, Ge...


France — DLSI reports revenues up by +25.5% and announces new acquisition

6 September 2010

A press release published on Friday 3 September after close of business reveals that revenue was up by +25.5% from 55.9 million Euro in H1 2009 to 70.1 million Euro in H1 2010 at DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group. Excluding acquisitions revenue was up b...


UK — Bond anticipates loss as sales disappoint

6 September 2010

Bond International Software Plc (BDI:LSE), the provider of software, hardware and related support services to the recruitment industry expects to announce its results for the six months to 30 June 2010 on or before 24 September with anticipated turnover of not less than 15.1 million Pounds and a...


UK — Job demand steady in August

6 September 2010

New jobs on offer in some key job sectors increased to record levels, with demand in areas from Leisure & Tourism to Strategy & Consultancy, and from Accountancy to Customer Services reaching their highest levels since the Index began in December last year. Demand in other areas, such as the Publ...


Spain — Number of new qualified job offers falls by -58%

6 September 2010

New research carried out by staffing agency Adecco Spain reveals that the number of qualified job offers fell by -58% in the first six months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. More than half of qualified job offers during the first six months of 2010 were created by three industry sect...


Eastern Europe — Russian IT brain drain is over says expert

3 September 2010

Since Soviet times, an estimated 80,000 top Russian professionals and scientists have emigrated abroad in favour of higher income and a better standard of living in other countries, Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports. However, the situation in the IT sphere is now likely to change dramatica...


World — More than +440 million jobs needed in the next 10 years, says ILO

3 September 2010

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have issued a stark assessment of the outlook for employment in the wake of the global financial crisis, saying that the world faces major challenges in creating enough quality jobs to sustain growth and develop...