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Spain — Parliament gives final approval for labour market reforms

10 September 2010

The Spanish Parliament has yesterday given final approval to Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero's reforms of the labour market, which will make it easier and cheaper for employers to sack permanent employees, Europa Press reports. The Prime Minister, said "I do not feel that I...


OECD Countries — Recovery slowing amid increased uncertainty

10 September 2010

The world economic recovery may be slowing faster than previously anticipated, according the OECD's latest Interim Economic Assessment. Growth in the Group of Seven countries is expected to be around 1.5% on an annualised basis in the second half of 2010 compared with the previous estimate of aro...


France — Staffing market is picking up but no place for euphoria

10 September 2010

Companies have good reasons to look positively to the future but should not get over-excited about the pick-up in the economy. This is the outcome of a round-table discussion with several staffing agencies organised by French daily L'Express. Fabrice Lacombe, President of staffing firm Michael P...


World — Switzerland remains the most competitive country in the world

10 September 2010

Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report 2010-2011, released yesterday by the World Economic Forum ahead of its Annual Meeting in Tianjin, China. The United States falls two places to fourth position, overtaken by Sweden (2nd) and Singapore (3rd), after already...


World — Personal growth is a shared responsibility of employer and employee

10 September 2010

All over the world employees state that, as an employee, you have to take the initiative yourself in developing your career, according to the findings covered in the latest Workmonitor of 26 countries around the world published by Randstad. However, the employer has the obligation to support his...


Italy — Temporary employment assignments up by +18.3% y-o-y

10 September 2010

According to the latest data published by Ebitemp, the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions, the number of workers who have carried out at least one temporary employment assignment was up +2.8% to 210,368 individuals in Q1 2010. Compared...


UK — SThree sees gross profit rise by +15% led by permanent placement demand

10 September 2010

SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm, today issues an interim management statement for the period from 1 June 2010 to date. The financial data relates to the three month period ending 29 August 2010, being the third quarter of the financial year ending 28 November 201...


UK — Rumours of Hays take-over by Adecco...again

9 September 2010

Recruitment firm Hays (HAS:LSE) has become the latest take-over favourite after talk of a 2.1 billion Pounds or 150 Pence per share cash offer from Adecco, the world's largest staffing group, the Daily Mail reports.According to The Daily Mail, Adecco has retained its ambition for UK expansion aft...


UK — Cleantech industry to create 13,000 jobs in 2010

9 September 2010

13,000 jobs will be created in the UK cleantech sector in 2011 thanks to investment from venture capital funds and private equity houses, according to Kinsey Allen International, the global executive search firm. Kinsey Allen International forecasts investment in the UK cleantech sector will ris...


France — Jobs advertised on websites up by +30%

9 September 2010

The latest Employment Barometer published by generalist job site Keljob (owned by Adenclassifieds) reveals that the number of job offers advertised on 80 different job boards across France was up by +30% at the beginning of September 2010 compared to the same period last year. This compares to a...