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UK — Abrupt introduction of a cap on net migration would lead to major UK skills problem, says CIPD

27 August 2010

The sharp fall in the number of work-related visas in the past year offers further evidence that the current points-based system is working, says the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in response to the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report published yesterday by the Office...


Netherlands — DPA revenues fall by -29%, whilst losses increase

27 August 2010

Revenue was down by -29% from 28 million Euro in H1 2009 to 19.8 million Euro in H1 2010 at DPA Group NV (DPA:AEX), the specialist staffing solutions provider. Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 announced today reveal that gross profit fell from 5.4 million Pounds in H1 2009 t...


UK — Private sector pay settlements show slight upward trend

27 August 2010

The latest Incomes Data Services Analysis of pay settlements from IDSPay.co.uk shows continued stability in private sector pay awards, and additional signs that the proportion of higher-end deals is increasing. The median pay settlement level across the whole economy for the three months to the...


Europe — 92% of Europeans believe that labour markets need to be modernised

27 August 2010

75% of Europeans think that stronger coordination of economic and financial policies among EU Member States would be effective in fighting the economic crisis, according to the Spring 2010 Eurobarometer, the bi-annual opinion poll organised by the European Union (EU). The survey was conducted in...


World — Global skilled trades shortage could stall growth

26 August 2010

Worldwide, skilled trades positions are the hardest to fill, according to a new global Talent Shortage Survey of 35,000 employers across 36 countries and territories by Manpower Inc, the provider of innovative workforce solutions. In a new World of Work Insight Paper entitled 'Strategic Migratio...


Switzerland — Employment up by +0.5% in Q2 2010

26 August 2010

The Employment Barometer for the second quarter of 2010 published today by the Federal Statistics Office (OFS) reveals that there were 4.547 million employed individuals in Switzerland in the second quarter of 2010. This is an increase of +0.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Employment...


France — Unemployment falls by -0.5% in July 2010

26 August 2010

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (unemployed) job seekers registered with the job centres in July 2010 fell by -0.5% or -14,400 individuals to 2,676,600 compared to the previous month. Compared to July 2009, it wa...


UK — One in ten UK adults don't intend to retire at all

26 August 2010

The prospect of retirement is looking like a thing of the past for many Brits as new research from Baring Asset Management reveals that 10% of the working population, the equivalent of 3.5 million people, have no plans to ever stop working and 15 million (42%) non-retired UK adults aren't able to...


UK — Recovery in Asia Pacific returns Robert Walters to profit in H1 2010

26 August 2010

Revenue was up by from 141.7 million Pounds in H1 2009 to 188.8 million Pounds in H1 2010 at Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE), the staffing and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) group. Half yearly financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2010 published today reveal that net fee income...


World — Monster completes acquisition of Hotjobs and enters into traffic agreement with Yahoo

26 August 2010

Monster Worldwide, Inc (NYSE:MWW) the parent company of Job board specialist Monster.com has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Yahoo! HotJobs, the online recruitment website, from Yahoo! for $225 million in cash. Concurrent with the closing of the acquisition, Monster and Yahoo!...