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World — Robert Half doubles operating income in Q2

22 July 2010

Robert Half International Inc. (RHI:NYQ), the US-quoted specialised staffing and risk consulting services group, has announced second quarter and first half results for the period ended 30 June 2010. Q2 revenues were up from $749.8 million in 2009 to $769 million in 2010. Q2 operating income was...


Europe — Manpower easily beats expectations in Q2

22 July 2010

Manpower Inc. (MAN:NYQ), the world's third largest staffing firm, has announced second quarter and first half results for the period ended 30 June 2010. Q2 revenues were up by +20.9% from $3.793 billion in 2009 to $4.585 billion in 2010. In constant currency, Q2 revenues were up by +23.7%. Q2 op...


Ireland — Two very different scenarios for the future of the economy

21 July 2010

In May 2009, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) published 'Recovery Scenarios for Ireland', which considered possible paths to recovery for the Irish economy. They have now published an update one year on. Because of the uncertainty about the future ESRI consider two medium-term s...


Italy - Gi Group expands into India

21 July 2010

Gi Group, one of the largest and fastest-growing staffing companies in Europe, has announced the launch of its Temporary Staffing Services arm in India as part of its global expansion plans. The Group has created a strategic joint venture with Elixir, a provider of RPO Services in India, to have...


UK — John Callagher resigns as General Manager Kelly Services UK

21 July 2010

John Callagher has resigned from his position as General Manager of Kelly Services (UK), the workforce management company, with effect from 16 July 2010. Andrew Cook, Kelly Services' Financial Director, will head up the senior team on an interim basis until a full-time replacement is appointed....


UK — Trimming quangos could save 500 million Pounds says CIPD - WITHDRAWN

21 July 2010

Today the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) releases a new policy paper to help the British government to streamline the system of quangos operating in the field of education and skills policy*, potentially saving over 500 million Pounds from the public purse. Quango is an...


Switzerland — Number of job offers up by +20% y-o-y in Q2 2010

21 July 2010

The latest Swiss Job Market Index published today by Adecco Switzerland in collaboration with Zürich University reveals that the number of job offers in the Swiss marketplace has increased by +10% in Q2 2010 compared to the previous quarter. When compared to Q2 2009 the number of job offers was...


Europe — Minimum wage varies widely but so does purchasing power

21 July 2010

New 'Minimum Wage Statistics' published by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat) reveal that in January 2010, 20 of the EU's 27 Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Nethe...


Ireland — Numbers at schools and colleges to grow significantly

21 July 2010

The Expert Group on Future Skills Needs today published its annual report on the supply of skills to the Irish labour market. The report, 'Monitoring Ireland's Skills Supply: Trends in Education and Training Outputs', highlights the increasing numbers of students entering and leaving the educatio...


Sweden — Uniflex net sales up by +64% in H1 2010

21 July 2010

Uniflex AB (UFLXB:STO), the Sweden-based staffing group, has today announced preliminary results for the six months ended 30 June 2010. Net sales were up by +64% from 31.65 million Euro to 51.7 million Euro in H1 2010. Operating profit was up from 300,000 Euro in H1 2009 to 2.4 million Euro in H...