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Spain — Labour market reforms approved via provisional Royal Decree

17 June 2010

The Socialist cabinet of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero has yesterday approved labour market reforms via a provisional Royal Decree in order to revive the economy and fend off a Greek-style debt crisis. The CCOO and the UGT unions have called for a general strike on 29 September 2010...


UK — Talent resource and retention high priority despite diminishing budgets

17 June 2010

Recruitment remains challenging this year as employers seek to balance the books while successfully resourcing talented employees. This is the main finding from this year's Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Resourcing and Talent Planning survey. Despite the reduction in rec...


Netherlands — Unemployment down to 4.6%

17 June 2010

The latest seasonally adjusted data from Statistics Netherlands (CBS), shows that the unemployment rate fell from 5.6% in May 2009 to 4.6% in May 2010. During the same period there were on average 437,000 persons unemployed in the Netherlands.   To read the full statistics in Dutch language ple...


EMEA — Korn/Ferry sees improved results in Q4 of financial year

16 June 2010

Korn/Ferry International Inc. (KFY:NYQ), the US-based global provider of talent management solutions, has announced financial results for the three months and the financial year ended 30 April 2010. Total annual revenues were down from $676.1 in 2009 to $599.6 million in 2010. Total Q4 revenues...


UK — Employer's hiring expectations continue to build

16 June 2010

The June JobsOutlook* published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) reveals that one in three employers, one of the highest levels over the past year, are planning to grow their temporary workforce in the longer term at the same time as official data from the Office for Na...


UK — Unemployment rises slightly to 7.9%

16 June 2010

The employment rate for the three months to April 2010 was 72.1%, down -0.1 on the quarter. There was a small increase of +5,000 in the number of people in employment compared with the previous quarter to reach 28.86 million. The number of full-time workers fell by -56,000 over the quarter but t...


UK — Parity investigates exposure to administration of disposed subsidiary

16 June 2010

The board of Parity Group Plc has been informed that its previous subsidiary, Parity Training, has gone into administration. This business was sold to ECS Limited in February 2009. There is no trading relationship between the Group and Parity Training. The board is investigating whether the Grou...


France — Synergie buys Olympia's Portuguese operations

16 June 2010

Staffing group Synergie (SDG:PAR) has announced the acquisition of the Portuguese operations of Olympia Flexgroup AG, which filed for insolvency at the beginning of this year. Olympia TT Portugal last year had revenues of 5 million Euro. The acquisition is expected to take Synergie's total reven...


UK — Servoca profit up despite reduced revenues

16 June 2010

Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the provider of public sector resourcing and outsourced services, today publishes interim results for the six months ended 31 March 2010. During the six months to 31 March 2010, revenues decreased by -14.8% to 25.64 million Pounds (March 2009: 30.10 million Pounds), which...


UK — Harvey Nash claims market share increase during downturn

16 June 2010

The board of Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE) has issued the first Interim Management Statement for the financial year ending 31 January 2011 covering the period from 1 February 2010 to 15 June 2010. Results for the period under review are in line with expectations. The group's revenue was -4% be...