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World – High employment growth in developed economies

10 February 2011

The global economy moved up a gear at the start of 2011, generating a welcome upturn in developed world job creation. Initially dependent upon manufacturing, labour market recoveries are also spreading to the service sector, adding to hopes that recoveries are becoming more self-sustaining, the J...


Eurozone – Economic climate rises further

10 February 2011

The latest indicator for the economic climate in the Euro area published by market research institute IFO in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce has risen clearly in the first quarter of 2011, surpassing its long-term average for the first time since the end of 2007. Especial...


Germany – Skills shortages hold back economic expansion

10 February 2011

New research carried out by the German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) among 28,000 companies in the country, reveals that 46% of industrial companies in Germany expect their exports to rise in 2011. Only 5% expect export levels to fall.DIHK President, Martin Wansleben, told a press conference "...


Ireland – Professional jobs up +39%

10 February 2011

The latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (subsidiary of Premier Group) shows that new job opportunities for professionals in Ireland increased by +39% from 5,227 in December 2010 to 7,250 in January 2011. This also represented a +37% in...


UK – City jobs market jumps +11%

10 February 2011

The City recruitment market has leapt ahead as investment banks put in place contingency plans to deal with post-bonus defections according to research by financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden,The number of new City job vacancies created in January 2011 jumped +11% to 5,440 up from...


Ireland – Job board attacked by hackers

10 February 2011

One of Ireland's largest job websites, RecruitIreland.com, has been hacked and user details seized, specialist publication Techeye reports.At 13.50 hours on 8 February 2011 the website managers of the recruitment site were alerted to the breach. They shut down the website and database ten minutes...


United Kingdom

9 February 2011

Networkers International Plc (NWKI:LSE), the AIM quoted IT and telecoms staffing specialist, today issues its pre-close statement and updates the market on current trading. The highlights of the statement are:• The group expects profits to be above the top end range of market expectations fo...


Germany

9 February 2011

Orizon Group, the provider of staffing services, which was formed last year by the merger of three previously independent staffing firms, has announced revenue growth of +26% from 192 million Euro in 2009 to 242 million Euro in 2010.Orizon's Managing Director, Dr. Dieter Traub, commented "al...


Eurozone

9 February 2011

Belgium and Luxembourg have rejected Germany's and France's proposal to put an end to inflation linked salary arrangements in the Eurozone as laid out in the newly presented Competitiveness Pact, Le Quotidien newspaper reports.The European Central Bank (ECB) has on regular occasions criticised re...


United Kingdom

9 February 2011

Kate Bleasdale, the Healthcare Locums Plc (HCL) director suspended last month pending an investigation into "serious accounting irregularities", has emerged as one of the shareholders behind calls to sack Chairman Alan Walker and replace the board, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reports....