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Germany - Government targets workers from Spain, Greece and Portugal

18 July 2011

The Federal Agency for Labour (BA) has stepped up its efforts to recruit qualified workers from other countries in order to cope with the increasing skills gap in the German labour market.

Monika Varnhagen, Director at the International Department of the BA (ZAV), told Die Welt newspaper "there is...

Ireland - Jobseekers targeted by Australian employment minister

18 July 2011

The Australian government is looking to Ireland's army of unemployed to help solve a looming shortage of skilled workers there, the Irish Independent newspaper reports.

Western Australia has enough well-paying job vacancies to employ a third of Ireland's 450,000 unemployed, according to the region's Employment...

UK - Robson Taylor's quarterly revenues up +65%

18 July 2011

Revenues were up by +65% during the three months from April 2011 to June 2011 when compared to the same period of last year at Robson Taylor, the specialist IT sales recruitment consultancy.

Kevin Buller, Robson Taylor's CEO, commented "we set challenging targets for this financial year and I am...

UK - 57% of graduates plan to leave their jobs within two years

18 July 2011

More than half of new graduate recruits (57%) plan to leave their current role within two years according to new research from the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and Ashridge Business School.

40% said they hoped to find a new job within the year and 16% want to move into a new role as...

UK - Shrinking 'middle labour market' traps workers in low-skilled jobs

15 July 2011

A rapid decline in mid-wage jobs is forcing many people to compete for low-wage work, risking waning social mobility as workers often get stuck on low salaries, according to a report published by The Work Foundation. Mid-wage workers who were once employed in, for example, office administration...

Germany - Immigration of skilled workers desperately needed

15 July 2011

The current boom in the German economy highlights the fact that the shortage of skilled workers increasingly threatens Germany's position as a business location, Die Zeit newspaper reports.

The President of the Federal Agency for Labour (BA), Frank-Jürgen Weise, told Die Zeit "over the next few...

World - Most workplace opinions are ignored

15 July 2011

A poll conducted by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that whilst many workers offer their opinion in the workplace, for the majority of the time they are not listened to. Only a quarter of respondents feel that their opinions matter at work. Others have their opinions rejected or just not taken...

UK - More companies hire remote workers

15 July 2011

PeoplePerHour.com, the online business marketplace, has reported a +68% increase in the number of UK businesses hiring remote workers in the last 12 months.
The small business review, which quizzed more than 45,000 businesses in the UK, found that 71% of respondents cited flexibility and cost...

Germany - Impressive recovery presents reform opportunities

15 July 2011

The German economy is going from strength to strength. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expecting growth of +3% this year, after the economy expanded by +3.5% in 2010.
Following a precipitous decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at the height of the global financial crisis, Germany...

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...