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UK — Immediate spending cuts would threaten the recovery, says CIPD

19 April 2010

With the latest official unemployment figures due to be released this week, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) today publishes an assessment of the policies for economic recovery and jobs contained in the General Election manifestos of the three main UK political parties....


UK — Scottish labour market recovery continued in March 2010

19 April 2010

The Bank of Scotland Labour Market Barometer published today, signals a fourth straight improvement in job market conditions. Although the index posted the highest reading in over two years, at 54.2, up from 52.9, it remained below its UK equivalent (compiled from data produced in the KPMG/REC Re...


Italy — Insurance and engineering the most sought after in 2010

19 April 2010

According to research carried out by staffing group Randstad Italy, insurance and services sales people will be the most sought after workers this year. Second in line are financial and business positions such as controllers and payroll officers. In third place come engineers, especially those...


G20 countries — Governments must tackle rising youth unemployment, says OECD

19 April 2010

A new working paper by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), published in advance of the G-20* Labour Ministerial in Washington D.C. (20-21 April 2010), states that "the short term prospects for youth unemployment in the OECD countries remain rather gloomy." Unemploy...


Germany — Temporary employment sector must not be destroyed, says Minister

19 April 2010

Employment Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, is determined that the temporary employment sector in Germany should resolve the issues it is currently facing without government intervention but she is prepared to intervene as a measure of last resort. Von der Leyen told German daily Die Welt "I hope...


Europe — Debt troubles will create a two-speed Eurozone

16 April 2010

According to the latest Eurozone Forecast Spring 2010, published today by Ernst & Young, countries in the Eurozone started to emerge from recession earlier than many other major developed economies. Germany and France returned to positive growth in 2009 Q2, ahead of the US, with the Eurozone as...


Ireland — National Recruitment Federation heralds a better time for Jobseeking

16 April 2010

At its conference yesterday, the National Recruitment Federation of Ireland (NRF) called on employers and employees to embrace the stabilisation of the economy and take control of their careers. It said that the industry is showing growth in the number of permanent placements and jobs vacancies i...


UK — CEBR revises up forecasts for UK economic growth

16 April 2010

New forecasts for the United Kingdom economy by economics consultancy Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), show an upward revision in its forecasts for the UK economy compared with the previous forecasts released in January. The forecasts show Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in...


Spain — Unemployment estimated to have reached 19.9% in Q1 2010

16 April 2010

According to the latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international financial analysts AFI, unemployment reached an estimated 19.9% in the first quarter of 2010. It was 18.83% in the fourth quarter of 2009. Agett and Afi the...


France — Groupe Crit's French revenues down in line with the market

15 April 2010

Groupe Crit SA (CEN:PAR), the France-based temporary employment and airport assistance specialist, has published results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Consolidated revenues were down from 1.45 billion Euro in 2008 to 1.12 billion Euro in 2009. Staffing revenues fell by -25.1% to 943.6 mil...