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Europe — Consumer confidence declines in May

1 June 2010

In May, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI)* published by the European Union Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs declined back to 100.0 (-1.9 points) in the EU and to 98.4 (-2.2 points) in the Euro area. While Industry sentiment continued to improve, all other sectoral senti...


Spain — Temporary employment agencies still not allowed to work with job centres

1 June 2010

The President of the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), Francisco Aranda who has also recently been appointed Vice-President of the European Confederation of Employment Agencies (Eurociett), has responded to the latest statements by European Union Commissioner, Joaquin Al...


Italy — Demand for PAs up by +60% in Q1 2010

31 May 2010

According to new research carried out by staffing agency Page Personnel Italy, demand for Personal Assistants (PA) was up by +60% in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period last year. The so-called 'new generation PA' is a highly demanding position and covers far more than secretar...


Belgium — 59% of employees are not happy with their pay

31 May 2010

New research carried out by job board Monster Belgium among 631 employees reveals that only a minority of employees are satisfied with the amount of money they receive from their employers. 49% of respondents believe that they are not paid enough for the amount of work they do whilst 10% believe...


Spain — Labour market reforms delayed due to strong disagreements

31 May 2010

The deadline for negotiations on crucial labour market reforms between the government, employers and unions was extended by one week on Saturday since no agreement could be reached, Reuters reports. The government had threatened to push through labour market reforms unilaterally if no three-way...


France — Unemployment rises again but so does temporary employment

31 May 2010

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that after the promising fall of -0.2% in March 2010, the number of category A unemployed job seekers registered with job centres in April 2010 was up again by +0.6% or +15,700 individuals to 2,677,000 compared...


OECD Countries — Innovation central to boosting growth and jobs

28 May 2010

At the launch of the Innovation Strategy proposals in Paris yesterday by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), the organisation's Secretary-General Angel Gurria, said "knowledge is the main driver of today's global economy. Countries need to harness innovation and ent...


Netherlands — Smaller reduction in number of temporary jobs

28 May 2010

The latest Economic Monitor published today by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), shows that the number of hours worked by temporary employees in the first quarter of 2010 fell by -1% when compared to the previous quarter. The number of hours worked by temporary employees in the Netherlands has been...


France — Plans to extend Transition payments to temporary employees and contract workers

28 May 2010

Prime Minister Francois Fillon, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde and Secretary of State for Industry and Employment Laurent Wauquiez will today announce the government's plans to extend the Professional Transition Scheme (Contrat de Transition Professionnelle) to temporary employees and contrac...


Germany — Temporary employment up by +23.6%, year-on-year

28 May 2010

The latest Temporary Employment Index (IW-Zeitarbeitsindex), published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA) and the Institute of the German Economy (IW), reveals that temporary employment was up by +8% in March 2010 compared to the previous month. Year-on-year, temporary em...