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Spain — Unemployment falls but number of new permanent jobs also falls

3 August 2010

Unemployment in Spain has fallen by -73,790 individuals in July compared to the previous month, the Public Employment Service (SEPE, previously Inem) reports today.   Year-on-year, unemployment was up by +10.28% or up by +364,483 individuals. Month-on-month, youth unemployment (under 25 year ol...


Ireland — Rate of manufacturing output slowed for third month running

3 August 2010

According to latest data, the rebound in the Irish manufacturing sector lost momentum again in July. Both output and new business increased at slower rates, while employment fell for the second month running. Reduced capacity at suppliers led to the fastest lengthening of lead times in the histor...


Germany — Britain and France are strong competitors for best international brains

3 August 2010

The German Association of Engineers (VDI), has welcomed the government's proposal to simplify the immigration process for skilled workers from outside Germany. VDI Director, Dr. Willi Fuchs, said in a statement "the current skills shortage will be further exacerbated by the demographic developme...


UK — Healthcare Locums shareholders pass Redwood Health acquisition

3 August 2010

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE) announces that the resolution regarding the acquisition of the Redwood Health Business was duly passed by shareholders at the company's General Meeting yesterday. 99.9% of the shareholders who voted were in favour of the resolution. The acquisition of the Redwood...


UK — We'll stop sex jobs being advertised in Jobcentres, says Minister

3 August 2010

Sex industry jobs which could lead to exploitation will be banned from Jobcentres, Minister for Employment Chris Grayling has announced. The move is intended to protect people who are anxious to get work from feeling they have to consider jobs that they aren't comfortable with. Jobcentre Plus wi...


Portugal — Multipessoal's EBITDA up by +29% in H1 2010

3 August 2010

H1 2010 revenues were up by +14% to 30.2 million Euro, year-on-year, at staffing agency Grupo Multipessoal, which is owned by Grupo Espirito Santo. EBITDA was up by +29% in H1 2010 when compared to the same period last year. Revenues generated from temporary employment were up by +11% in H1 20...


Benelux — Eastern European employees keep agriculture going

2 August 2010

20,000 out of the 45,000 seasonal temporary employees in agriculture in Belgium are of Eastern European origin. Fruit picking in Belgium alone employs 10,000 seasonal temporary employees from Eastern Europe. These are the latest figures from the Flemish Farmers Syndicate (Boerenbond). Broadcaste...


UK — Turnaround at Highams

2 August 2010

Revenues were down from 10.5 million Pounds in 2009 to 7.5 million Pounds in 2010 at Highams Systems Services Group Plc (HSS:LSE), the recruitment consultancy and niche provider of technology, business and professional services to the insurance and financial services sectors. Highams's prelimina...


World — Confidence in global growth prospects remains largely intact in Summer 2010

2 August 2010

The latest KPMG Global Business Outlook Survey shows that optimism at companies around the world has held steady since the last survey in February. Both manufacturers and service providers remain confident of rising activity during the next twelve months, supporting growth of revenues and profit...


UK — StepStone Solutions acquires MrTed

2 August 2010

MrTed Ltd., the privately owned provider of on-demand Talent Acquisition Solutions, today announced it is being acquired by StepStone Solutions, a global provider in Talent Management Solutions. StepStone Solutions operates in 16 countries and employs around 450 people. Jerome Ternynck, CEO and...