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Germany — Slower decline in employment in Q1 2010

19 May 2010

According to provisional data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment whose place of employment was in Germany amounted to about 39.8 million in the first quarter of 2010, which was a decline of -107,000 persons or -0.3% on a year earlier. The d...


UK — Kellan group optimistic about 2010 revenue growth

19 May 2010

Kellan Group Plc (AIM:KLN.L), the Information Technology (IT), accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group yesterday held its Annual General Meeting. Tony Reeves, Co-Chairman of Kellan Group Plc, provided the following update on trading for the group, for the per...


World — Brazil holds World Employment Conference

19 May 2010

The annual World Employment Conference of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett), will be held for the first time in Sao Paulo, Brazil between 26 and 28 May 2010. The event will be organised jointly by the Brazilian Association of Temporary Employers (ASSERTEM) an...


Portugal — Unemployment at 10.6% in Q1 2010

19 May 2010

The latest statistics published by Statistics Portugal (INE), show that the estimated unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2010 reached 10.6%. This value is up by +1.7 percentage points (p.p.) from the same quarter of 2009 and up by +0.5 p.p. from the previous quarter. The number of unemp...


France — Temporary employment up by +20.1% year-on-year in Q1 2010

19 May 2010

The latest labour market estimates published by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee), reveal that the number of temporary employees was up by +6.7% or +33,200 workers to 526,700 in the first quarter of 2010 when compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year, tempo...


Sweden — SJR in Scandinavia Q1 2010 revenues up by +15%

18 May 2010

SJR in Scandinavia AB (SJRB:STO), the financial services specialist staffing group, today publishes interim results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March.   Revenues were up from 3.72 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 4.27 million Euro in Q1 2010. Operating profits were up from 104,448 Euro in...


Netherlands — Industrial sector bails out temporary employment in April

18 May 2010

The Dutch Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), has today published the latest statistics regarding the temporary employment sector in the Netherlands covering weeks 13 to 16. The number of hours worked by temporary employees fell by -1% when compared to the same period of last yea...


UK — Demand for highly-skilled staff set to grow during the recovery

18 May 2010

A new report published by employer organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and sponsored by AIM-listed Education Development International Plc (EDI), the vocational qualifications and work-based learning specialist, reveals that demand for highly-skilled people will intensify during...


France — Salaries rise almost in line with consumer prices

18 May 2010

The latest statistics published today by government research body DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour show that the monthly basic salary index (SMB) in private* companies with more than ten employees was up by +0.7% in the first quarter of 2010 when compare...


Spain — Fewer new immigrants and more black economy for those already there

18 May 2010

New research carried out by staffing firm Randstad Spain reveals that the current economic crisis and the current unemployment levels of 20.05% are having an effect on the number of immigrant workers coming to Spain from outside the European Union (EU). Whilst Spain was at the forefront of extra...