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Ireland - 10,000 new financial services jobs by 2016

15 July 2011

Taoiseach (Prime Minister), Enda Kenny, has launched the 'Strategy for the International Financial Services Industry in Ireland 2011-2016', setting out a vision for the future development of the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC), with the goal of creating 10,000 net new jobs over the next...

Ireland - Sustained growth across key labour market sectors

15 July 2011

The Irish jobs market is experiencing sustained growth across key sectors with new job vacancies increasing steadily for the second quarter of 2011, according to the latest Jobs Index, published by IrishJobs.ie (part of saongroup.com). This continues the trend at the close of 2010 into the first and...

Spain - High unemployment keeps economic migrants out

14 July 2011

Unemployment was up by +3.5% to 21.02% in June 2011 when compared with June 2010. Month-on-month, unemployment was down by -50,000, according to the latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international Financial Analysts (Afi).


UK – Government launch new talent retention solution

14 July 2011

A new national web based system, Talent Retention Solution (TRS), will help match skilled employees facing redundancy to UK companies in growing sectors of advanced manufacturing and engineering who are recruiting, Minister for Business, Mark Prisk, has announced.

The easy to use system comes as a result...

Germany - Larger firms take 'burn-out' more seriously

14 July 2011

One of the negative side effects of the current economic boom in Germany is the increasing number of workers who suffer from so-called 'burn-out'. New research carried out on behalf of staffing agency Randstad Germany among 1,561 HR managers and 627 ‘burn-out’ sufferers across the country reveals...

Ireland - Collins McNicholas reports strong jobs growth for specialists

14 July 2011

Collins McNicholas Recruitment and HR Services Group reports that its number of job vacancies registered in H1 2011 was +58% higher than it was in the first half of 2010. The group has seen growth in the numbers of jobs registered across all of its five regional offices so far this year. Although total...

World - Executives interested in career moves without compensation increase

14 July 2011

The '2011 Mid-Year Outlook Report' published by online career management service provider BlueSteps (an exclusive service of the Association of Executive Search Consultants), shows that although most executives surveyed are interested in making a career move this year, 52% of the respondents expect their...

World - Expatriates are quite well off in Europe

14 July 2011

Luanda in Angola is the world's most expensive city for expatriates for the second year running, according to the '2011 Cost of Living Survey' published by Mercer, the Human Resources services and financial advisers. Tokyo remains in second position and N'Djamena in Chad in third place. Moscow follows...

UK - City vacancies rise but interviews fall as skills shortage bites

14 July 2011

The number of job vacancies in London's banking and financial services sector has risen +9% over the last year and +16% over the last quarter according to recruitment group Ambition.
The growth has been driven largely by an increased demand from City institutions for change management specialists...

UK - ReThink Group's H1 profits up +30% on last year

13 July 2011

Further to the statement made at the company's Annual General Meeting on 5 May 2011, ReThink Group Plc (RTG:LSE), the recruitment and technology services firm, has today announced the following update on trading:

"Revenues in the six months ended 30 June 2011 are expected to be approximately +27%...