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UK — Monster Index down in January

15 February 2010

The UK Monster Employment Index for January 2010 published by job board specialist Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that online recruitment fell by nine points (-8%) in January as the online recruitment activity recorded a seasonal slowdown. The arts, entertainment, sports and leisure led all sector...


France — Temporary employment grew in Q3 and Q4 2009

15 February 2010

According to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE), temporary employment has grown by 36,900 individuals in the third quarter of 2009 and by 28,400 individuals in the fourth quarter of 2009, which is equal to a growth rate of 6%. This de...


Netherlands — DPA Flex Group to acquire WR Leading in Finance

12 February 2010

  DPA Flex Group (DPAFX:AEX), the specialist staffing solutions provider, has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of WR Leading in Finance, the financial and accounting services agency. The transaction price amounts to 7.34 million shares and 11.4 million Euro in...


UK — ADP acquires OneClickHR

12 February 2010

ADP (Nasdaq:ADP), the provider of outsourced HR, payroll, employment screening, and time and attendance services, has announced the acquisition of UK-based OneClickHR Plc, a supplier of HR technology solutions to UK-based companies and multi-national clients. By acquiring OneClickHR, which in th...


Netherlands — DPA Flex Group to acquire WR Leading in Finance

12 February 2010

DPA Flex Group (DPAFX:AEX), the specialist staffing solutions provider, has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of WR Leading in Finance, the financial and accounting services agency. The transaction price amounts to 7.34 million shares and 11.4 million Euro in cas...


France — CRIT Q4 2009 revenues far better than previous nine months

12 February 2010

Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing group, today announces Q4 2009 interim results. Revenues were down by -7.3% to 298.1 million Euro in Q4 2009 compared to 321.6 million Euro in Q4 2008, which is a considerable improvement over the previous three quarters where negative growth was in...


Greece — Unemployment reached 10.6% in November 2009

12 February 2010

As Eurozone ministers hold crisis talks to avert a collapse in the Greek economy, the latest Labour Force Survey published by the National Statistical Service of Greece reveals that the unemployment rate in November 2009 was 10.6% compared to 7.8% in November 2008 and 9.8% in October 2009.   The...


Europe — Hudson Highland Q4 revenues down on previous year but up on Q3

12 February 2010

  Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:HHGP), the US-based provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services, which in 2008 generated 47% of its gross margin in Europe, has published financial results for the fourth quarter of 2009 ended 31 December. Revenues were...


UK — NES Group bucks the trend with record results

12 February 2010

  NES Group, the oil and gas specialist recruitment firm, has revealed a leap in turnover for the year ended 31 October 2009, to 286 million Pounds and announced yet more ambitious plans to expand its global operations. In a challenging year for the staffing sector, the technical recruitment fi...