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Latest Research for Western Europe

4 June 2010

Following on from the excellent work done by Eurociett for 2005 we present our view of the level of industry consolidation in 2009. This can be  downloaded by members only by clicking here.


UK — IDOX increases profits in spite of lower revenues

3 June 2010

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of software and services to the UK public sector, has announced a trading update for the six months to 30 April 2010. Profits showed a healthy increase over the first half of 2009, underpinned by effective cost controls and operating efficiencies that continue t...


Spain — Government to present labour market reforms on 16 June 2010

3 June 2010

Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, said yesterday that "the government will approve new labour market reforms at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday 16 June whether or not there is agreement [with unions and employers], Reuters reports. The announcement comes after negotiations failed last...


UK — Empresaria ahead of market expectations but remains cautious

3 June 2010

At today's Annual General Meeting of Empresaria Group Plc (EMR:LSE), the international specialist staffing group, the board of Directors will make the following statement: "Group strategy is to develop an international specialist staffing group balanced by geography and sector and with a strong...


Europe — ILO calls for balanced response to address debt crisis and promote jobs

3 June 2010

International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia has called for a 'balanced' policy strategy aimed at securing a 'jobs-rich' economic recovery in the face of new threats to the global economy from the sovereign debt crisis and fiscal retrenchment. Speaking at the opening of...


Spain — Unemployment falls for the second consecutive month

3 June 2010

According to the latest data published by the Public Employment Service (SPEE, ex-INEM), unemployment fell by -1.84% or -76,223 individuals in May 2010 compared to the previous month. There are now 4.06 million unemployed in Spain. This is the second consecutive fall in unemployment (April -24,0...


Latest Research - Western Europe

2 June 2010

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, implementing the EC Temporary Agency Workers Directive (2008/104/EC), have now pas sed through the UK Parliament, and should come into force in October 2011. Although there may be some changes to the final rules, while waiting for the Regulations to be implem...


Europe — UK leads European staffing industry

2 June 2010

This data is currently under embargo but if you drop me a line at apode@staffingindustry.com I will send it to you when it comes out.


Ireland — Prospects more favourable than for other 'PIIGS' countries

2 June 2010

The latest Economic Eye Summer 2010 Forecast published by Ernst & Young reveals that although there are similarities between Ireland and the other European countries branded as the so-called 'PIIGS' (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain) in the scale of fiscal deficits, bloated and now shrinki...


Sweden — Employers optimistic about hiring but concerned about skills shortage

2 June 2010

New research by job board CareerBuilder.se among 100 business leaders in Sweden shows that employers are feeling more confident about hiring plans over the next year. 46% of Swedish employers reported they plan to hire full-time workers in the next 12 months. 23% expect to employ contract or temp...