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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....


Europe

9 February 2011

The latest batch of detailed European Union (EU) sector Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) data from economic research firm Markit showed a notable improvement in growth rates across many industry sectors across the EU in January. While manufacturers continued to lead the recovery, technology and bu...


United Kingdom

9 February 2011

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is continuing to forecast that the UK economy will grow in 2011, but at a slow pace.The impact of December's bad weather means that the UK's this year's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate to be +1.8%, down slightly from an already sluggish +2.0%....


Spain

9 February 2011

New research carried out by staffing agency Adecco Spain reveals that 40% of Spanish companies expect to end the financial year of 2011 at the same levels as 2010 whilst 34.7% forecast better results for 2011 than they achieved in 2010. 25% expect that their 2011 results will be worse than 2010.4...