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Netherlands - Unemployment among 25 to 45 year old men doubles

11 August 2011

The number of unemployed men in the 25 to 45 years age group has more than doubled over the past three years from 46,000 in the second quarter of 2008 to 99,000 in the second quarter of 2011. 25 to 45 year old men have therefore suffered most from the economic crisis, according to the latest data published...

World - Experience outweighs education as key career driver

11 August 2011

More than three quarters of respondents around the world say experience is more important than education when it comes to advancing a person's career. Nearly 80% cite experience while 18% nominate formal education and 2% remain undecided, according to the latest survey published by staffing agency group...

UK - GDP growth likely to recover in H2 2011 and beyond, says BoE

11 August 2011

At the launch of the latest Inflation Report by the Bank of England (BoE) yesterday, BoE Governor Sir Melvyn King held the following speech:

"The mood in markets has taken a sharp turn for the worse. Much of this reflects rising concern about the sustainability of indebtedness in the Euro area and...

Finland - Industrial output growth slowed to +0.4% y-o-y in June

11 August 2011

Industrial output adjusted for working days was +0.4% higher in June 2011 than twelve months earlier. In May 2011, output was +9.2% higher than in May 2010. In the January to June period, industrial output adjusted for working days grew by +4.9% from twelve months back, according to the latest...

Switzerland - Good results fail to halt Adecco share slide

10 August 2011

Group revenues were up by +11% from 4.6 billion Euro in Q2 2010 to 5.2 billion Euro in Q2 2011. In constant currency, revenues increased by +13% at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group.

Permanent placement revenues amounted to 89 million Euro in Q2 2011, an increase...

International - On Assignment's revenues up strongly in Q2 2011

10 August 2011

Revenues were up +38% from $104.5 million in Q2 2010 to $143.7 million in Q2 2011 at On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASGN), the US-based international provider of highly-skilled professionals with offices in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, Canada and China.

Revenues generated in the United States...

UK - Ashton and Fishtank merge with Pertemps

10 August 2011

Ashton Consulting (UK) Ltd and Fishtank Recruitment Solutions Ltd are the latest two companies to merge with staffing firm Pertemps Recruitment Partnership.

The two Bristol-based businesses, which have a combined staff of 20 have both been privately owned and run by Owen & Ellie O'Neill since 2003. ...

World - Demand for executive talent continues

10 August 2011

Second quarter data just released by the global Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) reveals a continued rise in senior executive recruitment activity worldwide following the industry's return to growth since early 2010. The number of new executive search mandates rose +8% year-on-year...

Spain - 63% of 16 to 19 year olds unemployed

10 August 2011

Unemployment was up by +4% or up by +188,000 individuals to 20.9% or 4.83 million individuals in Q2 2011 when compared with Q2 2010, according to the latest Labour Market Monitor published today by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international Financial Analysts Afi....

UK - A truly flexible workforce goes beyond permanent employees, says REC

10 August 2011

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has responded to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) 'Modern Workplaces' consultation, highlighting the importance of flexible work to the economy and the role that recruiters and the business community must play in building a modern...