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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...



UK — Financial services hiring starts year on a positive note

12 February 2010

The Employment Monitor for January 2010 published by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley, reveals that hiring levels across the UK financial services sector show a return to growth. January 2010 saw a healthy 60% rise in London's financial services job opportunities from 2,898 in January 09...


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...


Spain — Highest levels of temporary employment in Europe in spite of huge job losses

12 February 2010

  The latest Labour Market Monitor (Avance del Mercado Laboral) published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), points to a stabilisation in the labour market and estimates that there will be 18.3 million employed in Spain at the end of the current quarter. The year...


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 dow...


Germany — Unions go back on agreement with temporary employment agencies

12 February 2010

  The minimum wage agreement signed in late January by the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA) and the German Confederation of Trading Unions (DGB), now risks being cancelled because two of DGB's sub-unions (IG Metall and Verdi), are contesting the negotiated outcome. The minimum wage agre...


Spain — Highest levels of temporary employment in Europe in spite of huge job losses

12 February 2010

The latest Labour Market Monitor (Avance del Mercado Laboral) published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), points to a stabilisation in the labour market and estimates that there will be 18.3 million employed in Spain at the end of the current quarter. The year-on...