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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...


Spain — 93.2% would improve their qualifications if faced with unemployment

7 May 2010

New research carried out by Adecco Training (Spain) among 500 employees reveals that 93.2% of interviewees would undergo professional training should they lose their jobs. 36.6% would go for specific professional training, 26% would either learn a new language or improve their current language c...


Ireland — Positive signs for the recruitment sector as Irish economy recovers

7 May 2010

The quarterly Online Jobs Index* for Q1 2010, published by job board IrishJobs.ie, reveals a healthy increase of +9% in jobs advertised online in Ireland as compared to Q4 2009. Out of the 28 job sectors monitored, 18 reflected a positive change since Q4 2009, a signal that the Irish economy cont...


Switzerland — Unemployment falls to 4% in April 2010

7 May 2010

According to the latest statistics published by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), the number of job seekers registered with the official job centres (OAP), has fallen by -7,462 individuals to 158,570 in April 2010. Compared to April 2009, unemployment has risen by +21,861 job seekers...


UK — Allied Healthcare benefits from foreign exchange rate

7 May 2010

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK, has issued financial results to its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended 31 March 2010. In the second quarter of fiscal 2010 (three months),...


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...