Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

Greece — Air traffic controllers strike against pensions reform

15 July 2010

Greek air traffic controllers are out on strike today in order to protest against the pensions reform by the Hellenic (Greek) government, German daily Bild reports. The Hellenic government is desperately trying to get its horrendous budget deficit back under control and improve its rating with i...


UK — Alan Thomson to replace Bob Lawson as Chairman of Hays

15 July 2010

Hays Plc, the global specialist recruitment group, has announced today that Alan Thomson will be joining the board as a non-executive director on 1 October 2010, and will become Chairman following the Annual General Meeting on 10 November 2010 when Bob Lawson, the present Chairman, will retire fr...


Sweden — Government publishes list of sectors with best job prospects

15 July 2010

The latest Professional Compass published by the government's employment services (Arbetsförmedlingen) reveals that the labour market has improved considerably since Q4 2009 and an extra +35,000 people have found jobs since then. The driving force behind this improvement was the private sector a...


Europe — Language barriers and bureaucracy delay globalisation aid paid to the unemployed

15 July 2010

The European Parliament's Budgets Committee claims in a review of the European Union (EU) Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) that the EU institutions could halve the time they take to give financial aid to workers who have lost their jobs as a result of globalisation or the financial crisis. It...


Italy — New energies require new job profiles but the skills are already there

15 July 2010

Up to 60,500 new jobs could be created in Italy in the renewable energies sector over the next 10 years. This is the conclusion of new research carried out by the Italian Filctem Cgil-Ires federation. Paolo Carcassi, Secretary of the UIL union, told Italian daily Libero "energy is more than ever...


Switzerland — Talent shortage can only be addressed by using immigrants

15 July 2010

Urs Schüpbach, Head of staffing agency Manpower Switzerland, feels that after the economic crisis is over there will be a shortage of qualified workers in Switzerland, which can only be filled by workers from abroad, Romandie News reports. Schüpbach said "to be honest, without immigrants it woul...


UK — Remtec and PiR interims form strategic alliance

15 July 2010

Remtec and PiR Interims have announced their new strategic alliance, allowing clients to benefit from a combined expertise in medical device, life science and pharmaceutical recruitment. The two Cambridge based companies can now provide permanent and interim recruitment solutions to the global li...


UK — Jobs market much perkier but still far from 'in the pink'

15 July 2010

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) comments as follows on official labour market statistics published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS): "This is easily the best set of official labour market figures since t...


UK — Public sector cuts cast shadow over jobs market

14 July 2010

The monthly JobsOutlook survey due to be published later this week by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) highlights the first signs of increased uncertainty in employers' hiring intentions following the announcement of the coalition government's austerity drive. The easing in con...


UK — Britain could face at least half a decade of serious jobs deficit

14 July 2010

A report today from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) concludes that economic growth in the next few years has only to be slightly weaker than the Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) current central forecast for the jobs outlook to look a lot worse than the coalitio...