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Finland - Proselectum returns to profitability in 2010

6 July 2011

Net sales were up by +37.7% or up by +804,000 Euro from 2.1 million Euro in 2009 to 2.9 million Euro in 2010 at Oy Proselectum Ab:n, the privately-owned staffing and career coaching services provider, which specialises in ICT, industry, logistics, pharmacology, FMCG and wholesale.Net profit was u...


Germany - Job AG's annual revenues up +50%

6 July 2011

Annual revenues were up by +50% from 84.8 million Euro in 2009 to 126.8 million Euro in 2010  at Job AG, the management-owned staffing and human resources agency with 60 offices nationwide.EBIT was up noticeably from 393,000 Euro in 2009 (EBIT margin 0.5%) to 2.9 million Euro in 2010 (EBIT m...


UK - Robert Walters' profit improves due to non-UK business

6 July 2011

Group net fee income (NFI) was up by +24% from 39.7 million Pounds in Q2 2010 to 49.3 million Pounds in Q2 2011 at staffing group Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE). In constant currency, group NFI was up by +21%.A trading update for the second quarter ended 30 June 2011, published today, reveals that...


Belgium - EU ruling should allow greater flexibility for staffing agencies

5 July 2011

In a court case between the European Commission and the Kingdom of Belgium, the European Union's Court of Justice has ruled that the Commission was right to condemn the Belgian practice of insisting on the imposition that staffing agencies in the capital Brussels are not allowed to provide any ot...


International - Antal announces alliance in China

5 July 2011

Global executive recruitment firm Antal International has announced an alliance with Beijing AG Executive Consultants Company Limited (AGEC), a domestic staffing firm based in Beijing.  Antal's Group Managing Director, Graeme Read, commented "AGEC is a credible, proven and professional...


UK - Highams' profits up considerably, seeks acquisitions

5 July 2011

Revenues were up by +20% from 7.5 million Pounds in 2010 to 9 million Pounds in 2011 at Highams Systems Services Group Plc (HSS:LSE), the recruitment consultancy and niche provider of technology, business and professional services to the insurance and financial services sectors.Preliminary result...


UK - MBO of Red Commerce backed by venture capital

5 July 2011

Venture capital firm Dunedin has acquired Red Commerce, a global supplier of SAP (Systems, Applications and Products in data processing) experts to international corporations and consultancies, in a 44 million Pounds management buyout.   Dunedin has bought the company from the original foun...


Italy - Agency employment up by +25.4%

5 July 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +25.4% in May 2011 compared with May 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).Month-on-month, the...


UK - Public and private sector pay gap widens since 2007

5 July 2011

The difference in average earnings between employees in the public and private sector has increased since 2007, according to an article published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).Comparison of the two sectors is complicated because of differences in the types of job and character...


UK - HCL suspends two recruiters over allegations of misconduct

5 July 2011

Two senior recruiters at Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the beleaguered specialist health and social care staffing firm which suspended trading in its shares in January amid major financial irregularities, have been suspended pending investigations into serious misconduct allegations that will...