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France - Agency temporary employment up +7.9% y-o-y

29 July 2011

Agency temporary employment was up by +7.9% in June 2011 compared with June 2010, according to the latest Employment Barometer published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies and HR Services Providers (Prisme).

Agency temporary employment among unqualified workers was up by +6.2%. Among...

Belgium - Agency temporary hours up +12.76% y-o-y

29 July 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees was up by +12.76% in June 2011 compared with June 2010, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).

Compared with June 2010, the...

Spain - New work permits single out Romanians

29 July 2011

The Spanish government said last Friday that it plans to again require that Romanian immigrants apply for work permits, seeking to ease soaring unemployment that has sparked anger among the country's citizens, Bloomberg Business Week reports.

Spain was one of four European Union (EU) countries that lifted...

Eurozone - Business climate continues to decline

29 July 2011

The Business Climate Indicator (BCI) for the Euro area fell for the fifth month in a row in July 2011. The current level of the indicator remains comparatively high, but the steady fall observed since March indicates that Euro area industry has entered a phase of growth moderation, according to the latest...

Italy - Wages up +1.8% y-o-y

29 July 2011

Both the Hourly Wage Index and the Per Employee Index increased by +0.1% In June 2011 when compared with the previous month, according to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics (Istat).

Compared with June 2010 both the hourly wage index and the per employee index increased...

Netherlands - Randstad sees fifth consecutive quarter with double digit growth

28 July 2011

Revenues were up by +13% from 3.47 billion Euro in Q2 2010 to 3.91 billion Euro in Q2 2011 at Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm.

Interim results for the second quarter of 2011 reveal that actual gross profit was up by +9% from 659.7 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 720.5...

France - Synergie's revenues up +20%, seeks acquisitions

28 July 2011

Revenues were up by +20% from 303.9 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 364.7 million Euro in Q2 2011 at Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group.

Revenues generated in France were up by +21.8% from 183.9 million Euro in Q2 2010 to 224.1 million Euro in Q2 2011.

Revenues generated outside...

International - Hudson Highland's revenues up +26.9%

28 July 2011

Revenues were up by +26.9% from $195 million in Q2 2010 to $247.4 million in Q2 2011 at Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services. In constant currency revenues were up by +13.8%.

Interim results...

Sweden - Madeo Sourcing acquired by ZeroChaos

28 July 2011

ZeroChaos, the workforce solutions company headquartered in Orlando, Florida has announced the acquisition of Madeo Sourcing Group AB, one of the fastest-growing providers of consulting services procurement in the Nordics.
Madeo has recognised experience and expertise in consultant brokerage,...

Germany - Unemployment falls by -247,000 y-o-y

28 July 2011

Unemployment was down by -247,000 individuals in July 2011 to 2.939 million when compared to July 2010, according to the latest statistics published today by the Federal Labour Agency (BA).

Month-on-month unemployment was up by +46,000 individuals or by +0.1 percentage points to 7%.

BA Board Member, Heinrich...