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Germany — Last temporary employers association signs minimum salary agreement

6 May 2010

As the third and last temporary employers association, iGZ has yesterday signed a minimum salary agreement with the relevant unions. Temporary employers associations BZA and AMP have signed similar agreements earlier this year. All three employer associations together represent 95% of the industr...


France — Adenclassifieds Q1 2010 revenues up by +26.5%

6 May 2010

Adenclassifieds (ADEN:PAR), the recruitment, training and property internet portal, which is majority owned by the Figaro publishing group, has announced consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2010 at close of play yesterday evening. Total revenues were up by +26.5% from 13.08 million Eu...


Switzerland — Adecco confident of continued improvements in demand near term

6 May 2010

Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resource services group, today publishes interim results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March. Group revenues in Q1 2010 were up +7% to 4.0 billion Euro compared to Q1 2009. Organically, revenues declined by -1%. Permanent placement revenue...


Sweden — Proffice detects signs of spring despite Q1 profit fall

6 May 2010

Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Scandinavian temporary and permanent group specialised in financial services, today publishes interim results for the first quarter 2010 ended 31 March. Total revenues were down by -14% from 107.9 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 93.3 million Euro in Q1 2010. Operating pro...


UK — Michael Page announces closure of initial VAT claim

5 May 2010

Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE) has announced that an agreement has been reached in principle, subject to legal contract, between Michael Page and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in respect of the initial claim for a refund of overpaid Value Added Tax (VAT) plus statutory intere...


UK — Employer demand steadies, but salaries drop

5 May 2010

According to the Job Index published today by Reed, salary offers for new jobs dropped back below 2009 levels, although demand from UK employers for new workers remained steady in April 2010. The number of new job opportunities matched March's level, giving a Reed Job Index reading of 102 (again...


UK — Growth of staff appointments remained strong in April despite easing

5 May 2010

The latest Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG based on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies, highlights further marked increases in both permanent and temporary/contract staff appointments during April 2010, albeit a...


Belgium — French cross-border temporary employees are feeling the pinch

5 May 2010

Traditionally regarded as an Eldorado for French cross-border temporary employees, neighbouring Belgium now has its own problems with 14% unemployment and a much tightened labour market, French daily La Voix du Nord reports. Sophie Werschelde of Belgian temporary employment agency AGO Interim, b...


Norway — Unemployed up to 3.5% but still the lowest in Europe

5 May 2010

The latest Labour Market Survey published today by Statistics Norway (SSB) shows that in February, the unemployed constituted 3.5% of the labour force. This is an increase of +0.2% from November. Employment remained stable. The decrease in full-time employees was made up of -14,000 women and -7...


Spain — Unemployment falls for the first time in eight months

4 May 2010

The latest statistics published today by the Public Employment Service (SEPE, previously INEM), reveal that unemployment fell by -0.58% or -24,188 individuals in April 2010 when compared to the previous month. Compared to April 2009 unemployment was up by +13.6% or 497,545 individuals. Month-on-...