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Greece - Reforms key to success, says OECD

3 August 2011

Greece's ambitious programme to tackle its economic crisis can succeed in rebuilding growth, jobs and living standards if the reforms are fully implemented, according to a new report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD).

OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría praised...


France - Is the job centres’ partnership with staffing agencies a success?

2 August 2011

Two years after the government decided to subcontract the task of finding jobs for 320,000 job seekers to private staffing agencies, it remains unclear whether the collaboration between private staffing agencies and the government's job centres (Pȏle Emploi) is actually a success and if so, to what...


UK - Morson in line with board's expectations

2 August 2011

Morson Group Plc (MRN:LSE), the provider of technical engineering personnel and project design solutions, supplying over 10,000 skilled personnel to the aerospace and defence, nuclear and power, rail and other technical industries today issues the following trading statement:

"Despite the continued...


Italy - Agency employment up +24% y-o-y

2 August 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +24% in June 2011 compared with June 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).

Month-on-month, the sum...


UK - Employers still confused about AWR

2 August 2011

Many employers are still confused about the implications for their business of the forthcoming Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), despite there being only two months to go to get adequate compliance processes in place, reveals new research from staffing agency Adecco.

The survey of nearly 500 HR professionals...


Germany - Monthly earnings up +1.5% y-o-y

2 August 2011

Total monthly earnings, which were negotiated via collective bargaining agreements between employers and unions, have risen by +1.5% between April 2010 and April 2011, according to the latest analysis by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis).

This indicates a trend reversal for negotiated earnings....


Spain - Unemployment up y-o-y but down for fourth consecutive month

2 August 2011

Unemployment was up by +4.38% or up by +171,164 individuals to 4,079,742 in July 2011 when compared with July 2010, according to the latest data published today by the Ministry of Employment (Ministerio de Trabajo).

Month-on-month, unemployment was down by -1% or down by -42,059 individuals in July 2011...


Eurozone - Manufacturing moves closer to stagnation

2 August 2011

The Eurozone manufacturing recovery lost further momentum in July. The final Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) published by research firm Markit fell to 50.4, below June's 52.0 and the weakest reading since the recovery began in October 2009. The level of the headline PMI was in...


UK - Allied Healthcare to be acquired by Saga

1 August 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK and Ireland, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Saga Group Limited for $3.90 per share, which represents...


Europe - Unemployment falls y-o-y

1 August 2011

The Euro area (EA17) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 9.9% in June 2011, unchanged compared with May 2011. It was 10.2% in June 2010. The entire European Union (EU27) unemployment rate was 9.4% in June 2011, unchanged compared with May 2011. It was 9.7% in June 2010, according to the latest...