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Sweden — Cautious optimism in the labour market

11 May 2010

According to the latest data published today by the Public Employment Service (Arbetsformedlingen) the number of new job offers registered with the Employment Service in April 2010 amounted to 48,000. This is +14,000 more than in the same month of last year. The industries which now require new...


UK — Papapostolou joins Staffing Industry Analysts Western Europe

11 May 2010

Dr David Papapostolou has joined the European team of Staffing Industry Analysts as a Research Analyst. As his name suggests, David has Greek ancestry but is, in fact, a French national, living in London. As such he will be playing an important role in developing Staffing Industry Analysts' unde...


Europe — Online Recruitment Activity Escalates in April 2010

11 May 2010

According to the latest Monster Employment Index Europe published by Monster Worldwide Inc, online recruitment activity extended its increasing trend to a third consecutive month in April, arriving at a 12 month high. In addition, whilst online job opportunities were down compared to year-earlier...


Europe — Manpower Chairman co-chairs World Economic Forum

10 May 2010

The World Economic Forum on Europe will take place today and tomorrow in Brussels, bringing together over 400 leaders from business, government, academia and civil society from over 40 countries. The meeting will be held under the theme 'Renewed Leadership, New Vision'. It is the first time that...


Europe — European written-off debt equivalent to the national debt of Greece

10 May 2010

The latest European Payment Index based on research carried out among 6,000 companies in 25 European countries to be released tomorrow by credit management services group Intrum Justitia of Sweden reveals that European written off debt, i.e. monies owed to a business in the region but never paid,...


Europe — Employment in agriculture down by -25% between 2000 and 2009

10 May 2010

The latest long-term analysis published by the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat) reveals that employment in the agricultural sector of the European Union (EU27) decreased by -25%between 2000 and 2009, the equivalent of -3.7 million full-time jobs. It fell by -17% in the older me...


World — ILO calls for re-energised global action to end child labour

10 May 2010

A new report entitled 'Accelerating Action against Child Labour' has been published by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on the eve of the Global Child Labour Conference in The Hague today and tomorrow. In its quadrennial report, the ILO said that the global number of child labourers h...


France — Workers without official papers continue to cause mayhem

10 May 2010

The head-offices of staffing agency Randstad France were invaded and besieged by more than 100 temporary employees without official papers on Friday in an attempt to force management to finally prepare the necessary documentation required for the issuance of work and residence permits, Le Figaro...


Netherlands — Brunel revenues down by -9% but has hopes for energy division

7 May 2010

Brunel International NV (BRNL:AEX), the Netherlands-based provider of flexible specialist staffing services, has published preliminary results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March. Revenues were down by -9% from 183.7 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 167.0 million Euro in Q1 2010. Gross profit...


Europe — European recovery prompts EU to upwardly revise GDP forecast

7 May 2010

The Spring Forecast 2010 published by the Commission of the European Union (EU), confirms that the economic recovery is in progress in the EU. After having experienced the deepest recession in its history, the EU economy is set to grow by +1% in 2010 and +1.75% in 2011. This implies an upward rev...