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Spain — Temporary employment represents 24.9% of total workforce

12 August 2010

According to the latest Labour Market Monitor published today by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international financial analysts AFI, unemployment fell by -74,000 individuals in July 2010 whilst employment was up by +63,000 individuals. In seasonally adjusted...


UK — Cracks emerging in the labour market

12 August 2010

Gerwyn Davies, Public Policy Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) comments as follows on official labour market statistics, published yesterday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which update the UK Labour Force Survey (LFS) measures of employment, unem...


UK — Staffing Associations welcome Prime Minister's comments concerning the rights of agency workers

12 August 2010

In response to the Prime Minister's indication that a review of agency workers' rights should be on the basis of how the existing laws affect ease of employment, Adrian Marlowe, Chairman of the Association of Recruitment Consultants (ARC) said "we agree that the issue should be looked at in the r...


Finland — Job vacancies up +29%

11 August 2010

According to the latest Job Vacancy Survey published today by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus) there were 48,600 job vacancies in the second quarter of 2010, which was +29% more than one year earlier (37,800). The measurement for the second quarter was taken on 1 June 2010. In the second quart...


Switzerland — Adecco returns to organic revenue growth across all regions

11 August 2010

Reported Q2 2010 revenues were up by +29% year-on-year to 4.6 billion Euro at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group. Organically, group revenues were up by +13%. The gross margin at 17.8% was stable compared to Q2 2010 but down 110 basis points when adjusted fo...


UK — Q2 unemployment falls to 7.8%

11 August 2010

The latest Labour Market Statistics published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 for the three months to June 2010 was 70.5%, up by +0.3 on the quarter. The number of people in employment aged 16 and over increased by +184...


UK — Harvey Nash discloses flat revenues but improving operating profit

11 August 2010

Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), the professional recruitment and outsourcing consultancy, has today published a trading update ahead of its half year results announcement on 30 September.   Trading for the six months to 31 July 2010 has been in line with expectations and the group expects to re...


Belgium — Unemployment reaches 8.7% in Q1 2010

11 August 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Belgium (Statbel) reveal that there were 4,470,000 employed and 420,500 unemployed individuals in Belgium in the first quarter of 2010. The employment rate reached 61.9% whilst the unemployment rate was up from 7.9% in Q1 2009 to 8.7% in Q1...


UK — Jobs market starting to polarise

11 August 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Jobs Barometer fell three points in July following five successive months of improvement. This reflects continued uncertainty about the economy and increased polarisation between the private and public sectors. The survey results show that whi...


UK — Contingent Recruitment Market Beginning to Recover

10 August 2010

The Q3 2010 Contingent Workforce Rate Card, released by Alexander Mann Solutions, the provider of talent and resourcing capability suggests that the contingent recruitment market is finding its footing after a number of turbulent quarters, with no drop in rates across any industry for the first t...