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Italy - Agency employment up +25.1%

6 June 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +25.1% in April 2011 compared with April 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).Month-on-month,...


UK - Job opportunities down but +18% up y-o-y

6 June 2011

Job opportunities across the country slipped back for the second month running, down -4 Index points (-3%) in May 2011 compared with April 2011, according to the latest Job Index published by job board reed.co.uk, which stands at 121. Salaries for new jobs have also slipped down, and are now -2%...


Austria - Less red tape due to skills shortages

6 June 2011

The Association of Austrian Industry (IV) has welcomed the proposals by Science and Research Minister, Karlheinz Töchterle, to simplify the recognition process for professional qualifications, which were obtained outside Austria.The Minister proposes that there should in future only be one organi...


Slovakia - 50% are unhappy with their jobs

6 June 2011

Only 14% of Slovak employees are strongly committed to their work and devoted to their employers, according to a new survey carried out by research firm GfK.The report finds that only 9% of the 19 to 39 year olds in Slovakia are strongly motivated to carry out their work. One in four says that th...


UK - Prime People's profitability up despite reduced revenues

3 June 2011

Revenues were down by -1.6% from 14.18 million Pounds in 2010 to 13.95 million Pounds in 2011 at Prime People Plc (PRP:LSE), the real estate, infrastructure and customer insights recruitment specialist.Results for the year ended 31 March 2011 reveal that revenues generated in the UK were down fro...


France - Adecco renews agreement with job centres

3 June 2011

Staffing agency Adecco France and the government's official job centres (Pôle Emploi) have renewed their collaboration agreement for the entire territory of France for a period of three years.Over the past two years Adecco France has made more than 107,000 job offers to jobseekers registered with...


UK - Length and number of interim assignments up noticeably

3 June 2011

UK businesses are hiring more interim managers and for longer placements than ever before as a result of the strengthening senior management jobs market, according to new research carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of Interim Partners, the provider of interim management solutions.The research re...


Belgium - Engineering is the most attractive profession

3 June 2011

75.4% of Belgians would recommend to their friends and their children to become an engineer whilst only 3.1% believe that working in packaging is an attractive job prospect according to new research carried out by staffing agency Randstad Belgium.The remarkable outcome of the research, which trie...


Eurozone - Two-speed recovery downshifts to lower gear in May

3 June 2011

At 55.8 in May 2011, down from 57.8 in April 2011, the Final Eurozone composite Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI), published by research firm Markit, fell to a five-month low, but came in slightly ahead of its earlier flash estimate of 55.4. The index has signalled expansion in each of the past 22...


Ireland - Standardised unemployment rate up to 14.8% in May

3 June 2011

The standardised unemployment rate in May 2011 was 14.8%, up slightly from a rate of 14.7% in April, according to the latest data published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO).The monthly increase in the standardised unemployment rate was caused by an increase of +2,600 (+0.6%) in the seasonal...