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Germany — Labour market continues to show a positive trend

29 July 2010

According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.3 million in June 2010. Compared with June 2009, this was an increase of +131,000 persons or +0.3%.   With a rise by +0.2%, in May 2010, the number...


UK — Experts call for reform of UK's skills system to boost economy

29 July 2010

A new report entitled 'Ambition 2020', published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, says that 10 million people need to improve their skills if the UK is to achieve its ambition of being in the top eight countries in the world for skills, jobs and productivity by 2020, but predicts t...


France — CRIT Q2 2010 revenues up by +19.9%, y-o-y

29 July 2010

Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group, has announced interim results for the second quarter and the six months ended 30 June 2010. H1 revenues were up by +14.7% from 528 million Euro in 2009 to 605.5 million Euro in 2010. Q2 revenues...


France — Adenclassifieds returns to growth of deferred revenue

29 July 2010

Adenclassifieds (ADEN:PAR), the recruitment, training and property internet portal, which is majority-owned by the Figaro publishing group announced last night that Q2 revenues were up by +20.6% from 12.3 million Euro in 2009 to 14.8 million Euro in 2010. Like-for-like, Q2 revenues were down by -...


UK — Turnaround from operating losses at Norman Broadbent

29 July 2010

At the Annual General Meeting of Norman Broadbent plc NBB:LSE to be held today, Pierce Casey, Chairman, will make the following statement: "The board is pleased to advise shareholders that the Company traded profitably in the six months ended 30 June 2010. The turnaround from operating losses in...


UK — Debate rages over abolishing default retirement age

29 July 2010

Debate has broken out, following the announcement by the UK government today, that it is planning to scrap the default retirement (DRA) age of 65 from October 2011. Under the proposal, employers would not be allowed to dismiss staff simply because they have reached the age of 65, as happens at p...


Europe — 42% of jobs lost in the EU since 2008 were lost in Spain

28 July 2010

The latest European Labour Market Index (Euroindice Laboral), on seven European Union (EU) countries, published by IESE Business School on behalf of staffing agency Adecco Spain reveals that 42% of the 4.7 million jobs lost in the EU since Q1 2008 were lost in Spain. 25% of the 2.5 million lost...


France — Unemployment falls by -0.3% in June 2010

28 July 2010

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers registered with the job centres in June 2010 fell by -0.3% or -8,600 individuals to 2,691,000 compared to the previous month. Compared to June 2009, it was...


UK — CHPD acquired by Kenexa of the US

28 July 2010

Kenexa, the provider of business solutions for human resources, has announced the acquisition of The Centre for High Performance Development (Holdings) Limited (CHPD). CHPD's extensive research on leadership development and training will add to Kenexa's existing research and content portfolio. F...


Germany — 35% of all new jobs created in June 2010 were temporary jobs

28 July 2010

According to an official statement from the German government requested by the Left Party (Linkspartei) and leaked to German daily Berliner Zeitung reports, 35% of all new jobs created in Germany in June 2010 were temporary jobs compared to 25% in January 2010, The statement says further that th...