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UK — Harvey Nash discloses flat revenues but improving operating profit

11 August 2010

Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), the professional recruitment and outsourcing consultancy, has today published a trading update ahead of its half year results announcement on 30 September.   Trading for the six months to 31 July 2010 has been in line with expectations and the group expects to re...


Belgium — Unemployment reaches 8.7% in Q1 2010

11 August 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Belgium (Statbel) reveal that there were 4,470,000 employed and 420,500 unemployed individuals in Belgium in the first quarter of 2010. The employment rate reached 61.9% whilst the unemployment rate was up from 7.9% in Q1 2009 to 8.7% in Q1...


UK — Jobs market starting to polarise

11 August 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Jobs Barometer fell three points in July following five successive months of improvement. This reflects continued uncertainty about the economy and increased polarisation between the private and public sectors. The survey results show that whi...


UK — Contingent Recruitment Market Beginning to Recover

10 August 2010

The Q3 2010 Contingent Workforce Rate Card, released by Alexander Mann Solutions, the provider of talent and resourcing capability suggests that the contingent recruitment market is finding its footing after a number of turbulent quarters, with no drop in rates across any industry for the first t...


Ireland — Minister announces 37 million Euro boost for research centres

10 August 2010

More college researchers are set to team up with businesses to produce products that have market potential and can create high-quality jobs following a 37 million Euro investment boost announced by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O"Keeffe. Minister O"Keeffe has set aside...


Netherlands — Industrial sector and engineering drive growth in temporary employment

10 August 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 +6% in July 2010 (weeks 25 to 28) when compared to the same period last year. Turnover generated by temporary empl...


Europe — Online job opportunities reach 17 month high in July 2010

10 August 2010

The latest Monster Employment Index Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that online job opportunities reached a 17 month high, suggesting ongoing improvement across Europe. In addition, the annual growth rate accelerated once again in July, with online worker demand n...


Germany — One out of three job offers is in temporary employment

10 August 2010

A new report published by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) summarises the latest developments in temporary employment in Germany. The main findings of the report entitled Temporary Employment in Germany - Latest Developments (Zeitarbeit in Deutschland - Aktuelle Entwicklungen) are: In De...


UK — Contraction of Northern Ireland private sector economy gathered pace in July

10 August 2010

The latest Purchasing Managers Index for Northern Ireland (PMI) published by Ulster Bank indicates another substantial deterioration in private sector business conditions in July 2010. Total activity has fallen in each month since December 2009, and the rate of contraction accelerated further in...


Germany — Head of USG People Germany speaks out

9 August 2010

Marcus Schulz, Managing Director of staffing agency USG People Germany, has criticised the inflexible approach of the German temporary employment lobby on the issue of equal pay for equal work for temporary employees. Schulz told German business weekly WirtschaftsWoche "equal pay for temporary e...