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Europe — Online recruitment activity reaches 16 month high

13 July 2010

The latest Monster Employment Index* Europe published today by job board specialist Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that June marked the fifth consecutive month of expansion in online job opportunities, suggesting employment is on a path of gradual recovery. The Index rose overall despite less than...


OECD Countries — Migration is key to long-term economic growth

13 July 2010

International migration has fallen during the economic crisis, but as the recovery moves into gear migrants will once again be needed to fill labour and skill shortages, according to a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). The OECD's Internati...


Netherlands — Industry and engineering drive growth in temporary employment

13 July 2010

According to the latest data published today by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), the number of hours worked by temporary employees in the Netherlands was up by +5% in July 2010 (weeks 21 to 24) when compared to the same period last year. Turnover generated by temporary empl...


Ireland — Prime Minister launches 500 million Euro Innovation Fund

13 July 2010

Taoiseach Brian Cowen (Prime Minister) was at the New York Stock Exchange yesterday where he launched 'Innovation Fund Ireland', a 500 million Euro fund to support enterprise development and job creation. The Taoiseach stated that the Fund is "a key pillar of the Government's Smart Economy strate...


UK — Morson buys the business and assets of Acetech Personnel Limited

12 July 2010

Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions, has announced the agreement of terms for the acquisition of the business, contracts and fixed assets of Acetech Personnel Limited for a cash consideration of 2.35 million Pounds. The effectiv...


Italy — Number of temporary employees falls by -29.5% in 2009

12 July 2010

According to the '2009 Activity Report'* (Rapporto di Attivita 2009) published by Ebitemp, the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions, shows that the number of people who worked for at least one day in temporary employment in Italy fell by...


Ireland — A third of construction professionals have left Ireland recently for work

12 July 2010

Hays, the recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, have surveyed 1,199 individuals with a construction background in June 2010 to examine to what extent the lack of building activity in Ireland has driven people abroad. The research reveals that within the last three year...


France — Government job centres accused of tolerating tax dodge

12 July 2010

The recent public tender by the government's job centres (Pole Emploi) among staffing and HR agencies for outplacement services to 70,000 French managers has been contested by Pierre Ferracci, President of Group Alpha, the parent company of staffing firm Sodie Emploi. Ferracci told French daily...


Ireland — Weekly earnings down by -0.6% in year to Q4 2009

12 July 2010

The latest statistics published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that average weekly earnings fell to 716.09 Euro in Q4 2009, down from 720.57 Euro a year earlier representing a fall of -0.6% over the year. This compares with a revised estimated decrease of -0.3% in the year to Q3 2009...


France — Temporary employment up by +22.8% y-o-y in May 2010

12 July 2010

The latest data published by the government's job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that temporary employment grew by +0.3% or by +1,500 temporary employees to 594,000 in May 2010 when compared to the previous month. Year-on-year, temporary employment was up by +22.8% or by +110,400 individuals at t...