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France — 2009 ended with a net loss of -19,000 temporary employees despite strong growth from Q2

30 July 2010

A review of developments in the French labour market in 2009 (Bilan de l'Année 2009) published by the Ministry of Employment, reveals that the growth in temporary employment in France over the last three quarters of 2009 only made up partially for the losses of temporary jobs in the first quarter...


Europe — Euro area unemployment stable at 10.0%, EU27 stable at 9.6%

30 July 2010

The latest unemployment figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) show that the Euro area (EA16) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in June 2010, unchanged compared with May 2010. It was 9.5% in June 2009. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.6% i...


UK — Interim management demand predicted to maintain momentum in H2 2010

30 July 2010

Demand for UK interim managers in the second half of 2010 will remain strong as companies seek operational turnarounds and growth solutions, without committing to permanent hires, according to an announcement released by Boyden global executive search and Boyden interim management. Patrique Habb...


Netherlands — Improved results and increased confidence at Randstad

29 July 2010

Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm, today publishes its results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2010 and the six months (H1) ended 30 June. Q2 revenues were up by +16% from 2.98 billion Euro in 2009 to 3.46 billion Euro in 2010. H1 revenues were up by +8% from 6...


Germany — Labour market continues to show a positive trend

29 July 2010

According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.3 million in June 2010. Compared with June 2009, this was an increase of +131,000 persons or +0.3%.   With a rise by +0.2%, in May 2010, the number...


UK — Experts call for reform of UK's skills system to boost economy

29 July 2010

A new report entitled 'Ambition 2020', published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, says that 10 million people need to improve their skills if the UK is to achieve its ambition of being in the top eight countries in the world for skills, jobs and productivity by 2020, but predicts t...


France — CRIT Q2 2010 revenues up by +19.9%, y-o-y

29 July 2010

Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group, has announced interim results for the second quarter and the six months ended 30 June 2010. H1 revenues were up by +14.7% from 528 million Euro in 2009 to 605.5 million Euro in 2010. Q2 revenues...


France — Adenclassifieds returns to growth of deferred revenue

29 July 2010

Adenclassifieds (ADEN:PAR), the recruitment, training and property internet portal, which is majority-owned by the Figaro publishing group announced last night that Q2 revenues were up by +20.6% from 12.3 million Euro in 2009 to 14.8 million Euro in 2010. Like-for-like, Q2 revenues were down by -...


UK — Turnaround from operating losses at Norman Broadbent

29 July 2010

At the Annual General Meeting of Norman Broadbent plc NBB:LSE to be held today, Pierce Casey, Chairman, will make the following statement: "The board is pleased to advise shareholders that the Company traded profitably in the six months ended 30 June 2010. The turnaround from operating losses in...


UK — Debate rages over abolishing default retirement age

29 July 2010

Debate has broken out, following the announcement by the UK government today, that it is planning to scrap the default retirement (DRA) age of 65 from October 2011. Under the proposal, employers would not be allowed to dismiss staff simply because they have reached the age of 65, as happens at p...