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Switzerland — Job market stabilises after 18 months of decline

29 January 2010

  According to the latest 'Adecco Swiss Job Market Index' the Swiss job market has stabilised in Q4 2009 for the first time in 18 months with no further falls. However, the index varies strongly by linguistic geography. In the Latin speaking part of Switzerland (French, Italian and Romansh) the...


Europe — Euro area unemployment rate up to 10.0%

29 January 2010

The latest statistics released by the statistical office of the European Union (eurostat) reveal that the euro area (EA16) seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 10.0% in December 2009, compared with 9.9% in November. It was 8.2% in December 2008. The EU27 unemployment rate was 9.6% in Decemb...


France — Synergie Q4 2009 revenues outperform the market

29 January 2010

Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group announces results for the fourth quarter of 2009 as well as full year results for 2009. The fourth quarter of 2009 saw a strong improvement over the earlier quarters of the year. Q4 2009 revenues were down by -5.9% to 256 million Eu...


Netherlands — New recruitment firm for medical tourism

29 January 2010

A new recruitment firm called Hospitality in Health has been set up in The Netherlands to specialise on bringing top class service to the emerging medical tourism industry. The concept is that hospitals offering medical tourism services need specialist hotel management and staff in order to add...


Switzerland — Job market stabilises after 18 months of decline

29 January 2010

According to the latest 'Adecco Swiss Job Market Index' the Swiss job market has stabilised in Q4 2009 for the first time in 18 months with no further falls. However, the index varies strongly by linguistic geography. In the Latin speaking part of Switzerland (French, Italian and Romansh) the qu...


France — Synergie Q4 2009 revenues outperform the market

29 January 2010

  Synergie SA (SDG:PAR), the staffing and training services group announces results for the fourth quarter of 2009 as well as full year results for 2009. The fourth quarter of 2009 saw a strong improvement over the earlier quarters of the year. Q4 2009 revenues were down by -5.9% to 256 million...


Netherlands — New recruitment firm for medical tourism

29 January 2010

  A new recruitment firm called Hospitality in Health has been set up in The Netherlands to specialise on bringing top class service to the emerging medical tourism industry. The concept is that hospitals offering medical tourism services need specialist hotel management and staff in order to a...


Sweden — Number of employed decreased by 67, 000

28 January 2010

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB) the number of employed persons aged 15 to 74 in December 2009 amounted to 4,452,000 of whom 2,342,000 were men and 2,109,000 women. The total number of employed thereby decreased by 67,000 persons, of whom 38,0...


Germany — Decrease in employment slows in December 2009

28 January 2010

  According to provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment whose place of residence is Germany amounted to 40.3 million in December 2009. This is a decline by 211,000 persons or 0.5% against December 2008. Hence the year-on-year decrease i...


Ireland — CPL pre-tax profits up in spite of lower revenues

28 January 2010

Recruitment firm CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE) has reported pre-tax profits of 2.4 million Euro for the six months to December 2009, an improvement from the 1.5 million Euro reported the same time the previous year. However, the group's gross profit fell by 37% to 12.9 million Euro, reflecting th...