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Spain - Unemployment rises to almost 21.3%

4 May 2011

Employment in the first quarter of 2011 registers a decrease of -256,500 persons, reaching a total of 18,151,700 employed persons. The inter-annual employment variation rate stands at -1.32%, according to the latest survey among the economically active population, carried out by the National Inst...


World - Job creation increase at historic high

4 May 2011

April saw growth of the global manufacturing sector cool further from the booming rates of expansion seen at the start of the year.At 55.0 in April, the Global Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI), published by JPMorgan and research firm Markit fell for the second successive month to its...


Germany - 65% of companies welcome labour market opening

4 May 2011

65% of German companies believe that the opening of the German labour market on 1 May 2011 to workers from the new Eastern European member states of the European Union (EU) is a positive thing, according to new research carried out by staffing agency Olympia (part of Otto Work Force).All workers...


UK - Energy staffing market getting hungrier

4 May 2011

Recruitment activity in the oil and gas industry, for both recruiters and candidates, is the most active since as far back as early 2009, according to recent findings by niche job board OilCareers.com.Statistics taken from OilCareers.com's monthly website analytics recorded that the site received...


Ireland - Government must take decisive steps to tackle unemployment, say IBEC

4 May 2011

The Irish Business and Employer Confederation (IBEC), has called on government to take radical and decisive steps to tackle unemployment and boost confidence. In a submission to government in advance of its upcoming 'jobs initiative', the group called for major reform of state employment services...


World - 38% of companies check social media on potential employees

4 May 2011

38% of technology companies check out potential employees' profiles on social media sites such as Facebook, according to an international survey by Eurocom Worldwide, the global PR network, and its member agencies around the globe.The survey found that 38% of technology firms examine social media...


Europe - Commission launches Youth@Work action

4 May 2011

One in five young Europeans cannot find a job. To tackle the problem, the European Commission has launched Youth@Work, a new action that links business and young people.Youth@Work will build contacts between young people and small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), to encourage demand among SME...


Switzerland - Economy at a high level

3 May 2011

In April 2011, the Economic Barometer rose to 2.29. It shows a slight increase from an already high level, according to the Swiss Economic Institute (KOF). The growth of the Swiss economy should proceed dynamically. The KOF Economic Barometer rose by +0.04 points relative to March 2011 (2.25, re...


Switzerland - Job offers up +33%% y-o-y

3 May 2011

The number of job offers was up by +15% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q4 2010, according to the latest Swiss Job Market Index published by staffing firm Adecco Switzerland. The index reached 98 points in Q1 2011, the highest reading since June 2008. Year-on-year, there were one third more job of...


UK - Job opportunities slip back but still up +22% on last year

3 May 2011

Job opportunities across the United Kingdom slipped further back last month, down by -3 Index points (-2%) in April 2011 compared with March 2011, according to the latest Job Index published by job board reed.co.uk. However, year-on-year employer demand is up by +22% to give a Job Index reading...