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Sweden — Services sector experiences skills shortages

9 June 2010

New research published by Almega, the employer and trade organisation for the Swedish services sector, shows that employment in business services and the health care was up last year in spite of the economic downturn. Almega forecast 2.5% growth in the services sector for this year. Lina Hagman,...


Austria — The combination of growth and uncertainty favours temporary employment

9 June 2010

Hans Leentjes, Regional Director EMEA at staffing group Manpower, believes that the current growth in the economy combined with the uncertain outlook for the future lies at the heart of the growth, which temporary employment is experiencing at the moment. Leentjes told Austrian daily Kurier "dur...


UK — Morson Group acquires Wynnwith out of administration

9 June 2010

Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions, today announces the formation of a joint venture subsidiary, Recruit Now Limited which will be renamed Morson Wynnwith Limited, which has acquired the business and assets of Wynnwith Group Li...


UK — Growth of permanent and temporary appointments remained strong

9 June 2010

The latest monthly Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and professional services group KPMG reveals that a rise in permanent staff placements was recorded for the tenth consecutive month in May 2010. The pace of expansion remained marked, despite m...


UK — Many recruiters in favour of licensing the recruitment industry

9 June 2010

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has unveiled the panel for the first ever nationwide debate on 24 June 2010 to decide whether the recruitment industry should be licensed. The event will be sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland and First Option, the accountancy specialists...


World — Fewer negative outlooks reported by European employers

8 June 2010

According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey results released today by staffing group Manpower Inc, employer optimism in the global labour market is gradually improving, with employers in 30 of 36 countries and territories indicating stronger hiring plans compared to 12 months ago a...


Europe — 79% of managers are concerned about work-related stress

8 June 2010

The 'European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks' (ESENER) published by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (OSHA) reveals that four out of five European managers express their concerns about work-related stress, making stress at work as important as workplace accidents...


Switzerland — Unemployment falls to 3.8% in May 2010

8 June 2010

The latest data on the labour market published today by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), reveals that unemployment fell by -7,496 job seekers to 151,074 individuals at the end of May 2010 compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate fell from 4% in April 2010 to 3.8% in Ma...


Spain — 75% of public sector workers expected to take part in today's strike

8 June 2010

A large number of the 2.5 million Spanish public sector workers are expected to participate in the general strike today against the -5% pay cut and the salary freeze for 2011 announced earlier by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, which comes into effect this month, El Mundo reports. T...


Europe — Online recruitment activity climbs above year-earlier levels

8 June 2010

The latest Monster Employment Index* Europe published today by job board specialist Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that online recruitment activity continued to increase for a fourth consecutive month in May, as employers escalated their hiring activity in advance of the summer period. In addition,...