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UK — Temporary/contract billings eased in August due to public sector cutbacks and economic uncertainty

8 September 2010

The latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG reveals that the number of people placed in new jobs by recruitment consultancies continued to increase in August, but growth slowed further from March's pe...


Europe — Fewer barriers for cross-border workers into Switzerland

8 September 2010

Commuting from the European Union (EU) and EFTA countries to work in Switzerland each day will become easier for about 200,000 cross-border workers under proposals to ease free movement of people and services approved yesterday by a show of hands in the European Parliament. Since Switzerland sig...


Ireland — Cpl remains cautious after challenging year but seeks to build international presence

8 September 2010

Revenues declined by -11% from 212.4 million Euro in 2009 to 189.9 million Euro in 2010 at CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group. Full-year results for the year ended 30 June 2010 show that gross profit fell by -19% from 35 million Euro in 2009 to 28.2 million Euro in 2...


Eastern Europe — Croatian President calls for reforms

8 September 2010

President Ivo Josipovic of Croatia has called on the government and trade union federations to resume dialogue on the issue of a possible referendum on modifying the Labour Act (ZOR), and proposed that the parliament adopt a declaration following the latest developments on this matter, press agen...


OECD Countries — Governments should expand tertiary studies to boost jobs and tax revenues

8 September 2010

Governments need to go for world-class quality in their education systems to ensure long-term economic growth, according to the latest edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) annual Education at a Glance. "In a global economy, it is no longer improvement...


Europe — Employment guidelines on the right track, says Eurociett

8 September 2010

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett), has welcomed the EU Employment Guidelines being voted on in Plenary this week and commends Rapporteur Csaba Öry for the report's focus on developing skills, training systems and the promotion of social inclusion. In particular...


France — Nationwide protests against pension reforms

7 September 2010

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take part in a public and private sector strike against the pension reforms proposed by President Sarkozy's embattled Employment Minister Eric Woerth, French daily Les Echos reports. The pension reform would lift the minimum retirement age from 60...


UK — Highams optimistic of a further improved year

7 September 2010

At the AGM of Highams Systems Services Group Plc (HSS:LSE), the AIM quoted recruitment consultancy and niche provider of technology, business and professional services to the insurance and financial services sectors, being held today at 11.00am, Ken Ford, Non-Executive Chairman, will make the fol...


World — European Q4 hiring expectations highest in Switzerland, Norway and Poland

7 September 2010

According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey results released today by Manpower Inc. (NYSE:MAN), hiring expectations in emerging markets, China, Taiwan, India and Brazil, continue to outpace the rest of the world. Meanwhile, employer hiring confidence in European countries is mixed with p...


UK — Pinnacle completes disposal of Agency Nursing and Medical Services arm to Arabella

7 September 2010

At the General Meeting of Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE) held yesterday, two resolutions were put to the meeting and passed: The Company's proposed disposal of its Agency Nursing and Medical Services businesses to Arabella Health Staffing Limited. The adoption of the Company's pr...