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France — Temporary employment up by +24.3% year-on-year

11 June 2010

The latest seasonally adjusted statistics for April 2010 published by the government's job centres (Pole Emploi), reveal that the number of temporary employees at the end of April was up by +1.5% or +9,000 individuals to 591,500 compared to March 2010. Year-on-year, temporary employment was up b...


World — Child labour day coincides with football world cup

11 June 2010

As the football World Cup in South Africa kicks off, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) is to mark the World Day Against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to 'go for the goal, end child labour,' calling particular attention to the target of eliminating the worst forms of child labour by...


UK — British companies still not getting the language message

11 June 2010

While almost all French and German companies are able to deal with enquiries from abroad, their British counterparts just aren't getting the message, according to a new survey. The survey shows that even a basic request in French or German will stump most UK businesses. UK staff who deal with fr...


Spain — Public sector employment up by +5.3% since the start of the economic crisis

10 June 2010

According to a new report published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), public sector employment has increased by +5.3% over the last 2.5 years, i.e. since the start of the current economic crisis. During the same period private sector employment fell by -12.7%. Pu...


World — Global employment market improving

10 June 2010

The latest 'Global Snapshot' report published by international recruitment firm Antal, based on research among 9,672 companies in Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, India, China and the USA has found that job prospects for professionals and managers continue to improve. Current hiring across th...


France — GDP forecast to grow by +0.5% in Q2 2010

10 June 2010

In its latest forecast for the economy (Enquete de Conjoncture de Mai) based on figures available in May 2010, the Bank of France predicts that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by +0.5% in the second quarter of 2010. GDP grew by +0.1% in Q1 2010 and by +0.5% in Q4 2009. For the whole of 20...


Benelux — Employers must deal with post-redundancies lack of morale

10 June 2010

New research carried out by workforce management consultancy Kronos in Belgium and the Netherlands reveals that 56% of the employees of companies, which had to make redundancies last year due to the economic crisis, believe that the cuts have had a negative impact on the productivity of their org...


UK — John Ivers appointed as new CEO at Nestor Healthcare

10 June 2010

The Board of Nestor Healthcare Group Plc has announced the appointment of John Ivers as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2010. John Rennocks, who has been acting Chief Executive since April 2008, will revert to the role of non-executive Chairman from the same date. John Ivers join...


Germany — Leading temporary employment agencies bet on organic growth

10 June 2010

New research carried out by market research firm Luenendonk among the 60 leading temporary staffing agencies in Germany reveals that the majority have decided to grow organically rather than by acquisition. Even the top 10 temporary staffing agencies, which in the boom years between 2004 and 200...


France — Job centres go on national strike against involvement of private staffing agencies

9 June 2010

The employees of the national job centres (Pole Emploi) went on a one day strike yesterday in order to protest against the involvement of private temporary staffing agencies in the recruitment process and to highlight their poor working conditions, Le Monde reports. Ever since the merger of the...