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France — Government job centres accused of tolerating tax dodge

12 July 2010

The recent public tender by the government's job centres (Pole Emploi) among staffing and HR agencies for outplacement services to 70,000 French managers has been contested by Pierre Ferracci, President of Group Alpha, the parent company of staffing firm Sodie Emploi. Ferracci told French daily...


Ireland — Weekly earnings down by -0.6% in year to Q4 2009

12 July 2010

The latest statistics published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show that average weekly earnings fell to 716.09 Euro in Q4 2009, down from 720.57 Euro a year earlier representing a fall of -0.6% over the year. This compares with a revised estimated decrease of -0.3% in the year to Q3 2009...


France — Temporary employment up by +22.8% y-o-y in May 2010

12 July 2010

The latest data published by the government's job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that temporary employment grew by +0.3% or by +1,500 temporary employees to 594,000 in May 2010 when compared to the previous month. Year-on-year, temporary employment was up by +22.8% or by +110,400 individuals at t...


Sweden — Government invests in 'Young Sweden' project

9 July 2010

The Swedish government has decided to invest 9.2 billion Kronor (965 million Euro) in jobs, welfare and future investments in what it called 'young Sweden', The Local reports. 3 billion Kronor (314 million Euro) will go to municipalities, the remaining 6.2 billion Kronor (650 million Euro) will...


UK — Savile Group expects profit at the lower end of market expectations

9 July 2010

Savile Group (SAVG:LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management today announce that the group expects a pre-tax profit at the lower end of market expectations for the year ended 30 June 2010. Whilst the benefits of th...


Ireland — Irish companies to create +60,000 new jobs by end 2015

9 July 2010

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O'Keeffe has welcomed Enterprise Ireland's* Annual Report and Accounts 2009 published yesterday, saying the report shows a robust performance by Irish companies during the global economic recession in 2009. Minister O'Keeffe also stated that...


UK — Michael Page sees widespread acceleration in permanent hiring in Q2

9 July 2010

Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the professional recruitment specialist and 11th largest staffing company in Europe, has today published a trading update on the second quarter and first six months of 2010. Group gross profits were up by +33.1% from 83.8 million Pounds in Q2 2009 to 111...


UK — City vacancies fall by -18% in June 2010

9 July 2010

Worries over the double-dip have led to an -18% drop in City job vacancies reveals research by Astbury Marsden, the financial services recruitment firm. According to the research, the number of new City job vacancies created in June was 5,100 down from May's 6,238. Mark Cameron, Chief Operatin...


Switzerland — Temporary employment up by +18.5%

9 July 2010

The latest figures published by the Swiss Union for Employment Services (Swissstaffing), show that temporary employment has grown by +18.5% in June 2010 when compared to June 2009. This is the highest growth rate since 2007 and ties in with the fall of the unemployment rate to 3.7% in June 2010....


UK — 92% of interim managers use LinkedIn

9 July 2010

Half (49%) of all interim managers say that social networking supports their role as an interim, according to a survey by Interim Partners, the provider of interim management solutions. According to the research, almost all interim managers (92%) use LinkedIn and nearly a quarter (23%) use Twitt...