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Finland — Unemployment reaches 9.1% in March 2010

27 April 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Finland reveals that the number of employed persons in March 2010 was 2.4 million, which was 48,000 lower than a year earlier. In March, the employment rate stood at 66.5%, which was 1.5 percentage points lower than one year before. Ad...


UK — New Doctors division helps Pinnacle Staffing Group increase annual sales

27 April 2010

Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE), the healthcare recruitment group, today announces full year results for the year ended 3 January 2010. Revenue for the period amounted to 40.2 million Pounds compared to 38.1 million Pounds in 2008. The Group's core Nursing Division which includes its key b...


Germany — Growing income disparity between East and West

26 April 2010

Data published by the Statistics Office of the Federal State of Saxony (East Germany) reveals that the Eastern part of Germany is failing to catch up with West German income levels, news magazine Focus reports. Income (salaries + capital gains + social benefits) in East Germany was on average 15...


UK/Ireland — 72% have considered emigrating abroad to find work

26 April 2010

A new survey of active job seekers conducted by employment solutions provider Grafton Recruitment Plc in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, shows that 72% of people have considered emigrating abroad in order to find work, with Europe being the top destination followed by Australia...


Germany — Pirate products cost German economy 70,000 jobs

26 April 2010

The Association of German Industry (BDI), the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), the Brands Association (Markenverband) and the Action Group against Product and Brand Pirating (AMP), will today present a proposal on actions against industrial pirating to the Minister for Justice, Sa...


Spain — More than 1 million unemployed aged 45+

26 April 2010

The latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (agett), Spain now for the first time in its history has more than 1 million unemployed who are over the age of 45. This rate has more than doubled since 2007 to reach 13.4% or 1,038, 500 individuals. 56% or 580,...


Belgium — Private internet use during working hours reaches problematic proportions

23 April 2010

Research carried by research firm InSites on behalf of staffing agency Tempo-Team (previously Vedior) among 304 workers and 154 HR Managers, reveals that the private use of the internet during working hours has reached problematic proportions. 40% of interviewees admit to using the internet regu...


Netherlands — 43% of students believe that raising the retirement age adds nothing to the economy

23 April 2010

A survey carried out by temporary employment agency Asa Student (part of USG People), the specialist temporary employment agency for Bachelor and Master students, reveals that 43% of students do not believe that raising the retirement age to 67 years will contribute to an improved economy. 31% o...


Switzerland — Job offers up by +20% in Q1 2010

23 April 2010

The latest Swiss Job Market Index compiled by Zurich University on behalf of Adecco reveals that the number of jobs on offer in the first quarter of 2010 was up by +15% compared to the previous quarter. This increase was higher than seasonally expected and is reflected to different degrees in all...


UK — Payment morale improves in Q1 2010

23 April 2010

The latest Late Payment Index from Experian, the global information services company, shows that UK businesses are paying their bills significantly faster than they did this time last year. Experian's analysis shows that during January to March this year, businesses paid their bills an average o...