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UK — Empresaria sees revenue and net fee income grow at double digit rates

9 September 2010

Revenues were up by +20% from 89.9 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 108.2 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Empresaria Group Plc. (EMR:LSE), the international recruitment and management services group. The Company now operates from over 100 branches in 17 countries with 66% of Net fee income derived from...


Netherlands — Employers prefer native Dutch workers

9 September 2010

Employers are more likely to choose a native Dutch worker over someone with a minority background because they believe they are the safer choice and less likely to cause problems, specialist publication Dutch News reports. The government's Socio-cultural Planning Office (SCP) says in its new 'Di...


France — Temporary employment up by +23.1% y-o-y in Q2 2010

9 September 2010

Temporary employment was up by +5.3% or by +27,600 individuals in Q2 2010 compared to the previous quarter. The latest labour market data published today by the Institute for National Statistics (Insee) shows that, year-on-year, temporary employment was up by +23.1% or up by +103,000 individuals...


UK — Recruitment within local authorities remains high

8 September 2010

The latest Professional Talent Spotlight for August 2010 published by recruitment consultancy Badenoch & Clark reveals that there is increasing demand for procurement professionals within IT consultancies. Category procurement specialists are sought after, as companies apply pressure to their su...


UK — Temporary/contract billings eased in August due to public sector cutbacks and economic uncertainty

8 September 2010

The latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG reveals that the number of people placed in new jobs by recruitment consultancies continued to increase in August, but growth slowed further from March's pe...


Europe — Fewer barriers for cross-border workers into Switzerland

8 September 2010

Commuting from the European Union (EU) and EFTA countries to work in Switzerland each day will become easier for about 200,000 cross-border workers under proposals to ease free movement of people and services approved yesterday by a show of hands in the European Parliament. Since Switzerland sig...


Ireland — Cpl remains cautious after challenging year but seeks to build international presence

8 September 2010

Revenues declined by -11% from 212.4 million Euro in 2009 to 189.9 million Euro in 2010 at CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group. Full-year results for the year ended 30 June 2010 show that gross profit fell by -19% from 35 million Euro in 2009 to 28.2 million Euro in 2...


Eastern Europe — Croatian President calls for reforms

8 September 2010

President Ivo Josipovic of Croatia has called on the government and trade union federations to resume dialogue on the issue of a possible referendum on modifying the Labour Act (ZOR), and proposed that the parliament adopt a declaration following the latest developments on this matter, press agen...


OECD Countries — Governments should expand tertiary studies to boost jobs and tax revenues

8 September 2010

Governments need to go for world-class quality in their education systems to ensure long-term economic growth, according to the latest edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) annual Education at a Glance. "In a global economy, it is no longer improvement...


Europe — Employment guidelines on the right track, says Eurociett

8 September 2010

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), has welcomed the EU Employment Guidelines being voted on in Plenary this week and commends Rapporteur Csaba Öry for the report's focus on developing skills, training systems and the promotion of social inclusion. In particular...