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Spain - Summer season expected to boost temporary employment

13 June 2011

Adecco Spain expects to hire +10% more temporary employees during this summer than during the rest of the year. Adecco forecasts that during June and August of this year +88,000 new temporary employment contracts will be signed, +5% more than last year.

The tourist hot spots of the Balearic Islands and...

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13 June 2011

We will be unveiling the preliminary results of our buyers survey at our conference in Amsterdam next week. Contingent Workforce buyers (who are not Staffing Industry Analyst research members) will only find out exactly what is happening if they complete our survey.

To do so, please follow this link and...

Europe - Staffing agency sector up +21.6% y-o-y

10 June 2011

The staffing agency sector in Europe grew by +21.6% in March 2011 compared with the same period in 2010 according to Eurociett. This marks a year of continuous growth for the sector, which is widely recognised as pre-empting shifts in the employment market at large.
Agency work increased by +46.3%...

UK - Troubled Pinnacle Staffing suspends shares

10 June 2011

Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE), the healthcare recruitment specialist, has announced that at the request of the company, trading of its shares on AIM has been suspended with immediate effect pending clarification of its financial position.

The Company states that ”since the previous announcement...

France - Labour force rotation rate up to 11.5%

10 June 2011

The labour force rotation rate, which is the average of the percentage of new workers entering a company and the percentage of workers leaving a company, was up by +0.3% to 11.5% in Q4 2010 when compared with the previous quarter.

The percentage of new workers entering a company with more than 10 employees...

Belgium - 72% of staffing agencies reject discrimination

10 June 2011

After last year's hidden camera television programme broadcast by Flemish TV channel VRT, in which a bogus client asked eight temporary staffing agencies to provide native Belgian personnel and not to even present candidates with foreign backgrounds, discrimination in temporary employment has been at...

Italy - GDP up +1% y-o-y

10 June 2011

In the first quarter of 2011 the seasonally and calendar adjusted, chained volume measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +0.1% with respect to the previous quarter and by +1.0% in comparison with the first quarter of 2010, according to the latest data, published today, by the National...

Belgium - Employers have doubts about working from home

10 June 2011

47% of Belgian workers would like to work from home but 49% of employers will not let them because they fear that the team spirit in the company will suffer and that employers would lose control, according to new research carried out among 517 workers and 210 top managers by staffing agency Tempo-Team...

UK - Government wants to break the link between temporary and permanent migration

10 June 2011

Migrants coming to the UK to work on temporary visas will no longer be able to apply for settlement, under proposals announced by the government yesterday.

The government is implementing reforms to the immigration system, which are intended to reduce the level of immigration from countries outside the...

Austria - Extremely attractive to the majority of Eastern European job seekers

10 June 2011

The majority of job seekers in the Eastern member states of the European Union (EU) are very interested in moving to Austria, Germany, Switzerland or Liechtenstein in search of better pay and career opportunities according to new research carried out among 6,629 job seekers in Slovakia, Slovenia, the...