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OECD Countries — Germany and the UK drive stronger GDP growth in the EU but growth slows in Japan and the US

19 August 2010

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) area rose by +0.7% in the second quarter of 2010, the same rate as in the previous quarter.Real GDP grew by +1% in both the Euro area (EA16) and the whole European Union (EU27) driven by record growt...


Denmark — One out of six young Danes has worked for a temporary employment agency

19 August 2010

A new nationwide poll conducted by Capacent on behalf of the Danish Chambers of Commerce (Dansk Erhverv) reveals that 23% of Danes aged between 18 and 24 have used temporary employment agencies to find work, while the same is true for 31% of those aged between 25 and 34. The research also reveal...


Spain — 73% of workers would accept a second job to make ends meet

19 August 2010

According to a new survey carried out among 1,136 employees by Randstad Spain, 73% of Spanish workers would accept a second job in order to make ends meet during the current economic crisis. This compares to only 10% in 2008. Short-time working schemes and the absence of extra working hours have...


France — Manager Job Offer Index up by +53%, y-o-y in July 2010

19 August 2010

The latest 'Job Offers for Managers Index' published monthly by the Association for the Employment of Managers (Apec) shows that the number of job offers for managers was up by +53% to 29,000 in July 2010 compared to July 2009. The number of job offers for sales and marketing managers (28% of al...


UK — London-based job searches up by +10%

18 August 2010

UK online search volumes for London-based jobs rose by +10%, from 550,000 in March to 673,000 in June, according to Greenlight, the search and social marketing agency. The 'Recruitment June 2010' report also observed a surge in online searches for career advice, with search volumes for the term '...


UK — REC counters union attack on role of agencies within the NHS

18 August 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has countered the attack by UNISON, Britain's biggest public sector trade union, on private sector involvement in the effective supply of staff to the National Health Service (NHS). The UNISON comments were made on the back of the government's d...


Germany — Employment returns to growth

18 August 2010

According to provisional results from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment whose place of employment was in Germany amounted to about 40.3 million in the second quarter of 2010, which was an increase of +72,000 persons or +0.2% on a year earlier. This mea...


Portugal — Unemployment up to 10.6% in Q2 2010

18 August 2010

According to the latest estimates by Statistics Portugal (INE) the unemployment rate was up by +1.5 percentage points to 10.6% in Q2 2010 compared to Q2 2009. The unemployment rate was unchanged in Q2 2010 compared to Q1 2010. The number of unemployed was estimated at 589,800 individuals, an i...


UK — City hiring levels remain buoyant

18 August 2010

The latest London Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan Mckinley (subsidiary of Premier Group) reveals that job opportunities in London's financial services sector grew at the start of Q3 2010 with an increase of +7% in roles new to the market, from 5,645 in...


UK — Prospect of becoming NEET rises by 40% for those with A-levels

18 August 2010

As young people worry about their A-level results, new statistics show that no matter what their grade they will face a tough year. Research by the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) and the Private Equity Foundation (PEF) shows that young people due to find out their A-level results co...