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Spain — Number of new qualified job offers falls by -58%

6 September 2010

New research carried out by staffing agency Adecco Spain reveals that the number of qualified job offers fell by -58% in the first six months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. More than half of qualified job offers during the first six months of 2010 were created by three industry sect...


Eastern Europe — Russian IT brain drain is over says expert

3 September 2010

Since Soviet times, an estimated 80,000 top Russian professionals and scientists have emigrated abroad in favour of higher income and a better standard of living in other countries, Russian news agency Ria Novosti reports. However, the situation in the IT sphere is now likely to change dramatica...


World — More than +440 million jobs needed in the next 10 years, says ILO

3 September 2010

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have issued a stark assessment of the outlook for employment in the wake of the global financial crisis, saying that the world faces major challenges in creating enough quality jobs to sustain growth and develop...


UK — Unemployment expected to differ substantially by region over next 5 years

3 September 2010

According to a new report by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (cebr) the UK labour market is set to remain extremely weak in many regions between 2010 and 2015. Over this period the unemployment rate is expected to break 10% in the North East, Yorkshire & the Humber, West Midlands, W...


Germany — Equal pay for temporary employees not economically viable

3 September 2010

The President of the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA), Volker Enkerts has spoken out against the concept of equal pay for temporary employees. Enkets writes in German daily Die Welt "is it just that a temporary employee gets less money for fitting the left door of a car than a permanent e...


UK — REC to take part in BCC roundtable on future of the UK labour market

3 September 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has been invited to take part in a roundtable on the future of the UK labour market, organised by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Ellwood and Atfield. The event will focus on how the make-up of the UK labour market has changed during...


Europe — GDP up by +1.9% y-o-y in Q2 2010

3 September 2010

First estimates published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) show that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increased by +1.0% in both the Euro area (EA16) and the EU27 during the second quarter of 2010, compared with the previous quarter. In the first quarter of 2010, growth rate...


Spain — Increase in unemployment continues to slow down

2 September 2010

The latest labour market figures published today by the public employment service (SEPE, previously INEM), show that unemployment was up by +1.5% or +61,083 individuals to 3,969,661 in August 2010 when compared to July. Year-on-year, unemployment was up by +9.3% or +340,581 individuals in August...


UK — 41% of larger employers are considering levelling-down their pension schemes

2 September 2010

  Many of the country's largest employers are beginning to consider the impact of new statutory rules from 2012 requiring them to auto-enrol millions of extra employees into workplace pension schemes, employees who at present have not joined schemes. Already, 41% of employers say that they are '...


UK — Tough year for Hays but company sees optimism in H2 results

2 September 2010

Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the fifth largest staffing company in Europe, has announced its annual results for the year ended 30 June 2010. Net fees were down by -17% from 670.8 million Pounds in 2009 to 557.7 million Pounds in 2010. Like-for-like, net fees were down by -21%. Net fees from temporary emp...