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France — Adenclassifieds' net profit falls by -87.8% in 2009

25 March 2010

Adenclassifieds (ADEN:PAR), the operator of recruitment, training and property classified advertising websites, has published unaudited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Turnover was down by -9.6% from 59.1 million Euro in 2008 to 53.4 million Euro in 2009. EBITDA fell by -44.4...


UK — Empresaria's shares up following announcement of 2009 results

25 March 2010

Empresaria Group plc,(EMR:LSE) the AIM-quoted international specialist staffing company, today announces results for the year ended 31 December 2009. After the sharp downturn experienced in the first six months of the year, trading performance has improved and the Group has experienced both an e...


Germany — Business climate on the up in March 2010

25 March 2010

The latest Business Climate Index published by the Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich reveals that business climate for industry and trade in Germany has strongly improved in March 2010. The 7,000 companies surveyed by Ifo on a regular basis have assessed especially...


UK — REC gives initial response to the Chancellor's budget statement

25 March 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has commented on the Labour government's last budget before the general elections this year, which was presented to the House of Commons by Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) Alistair Darling yesterday afternoon. REC Chief Executive...


France — Category A unemployment up by 0.1 % in February 2010

25 March 2010

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A job seekers registered with the job centres in February 2010 rose by +0.1% compared to the previous month to 2,667,900. Compared to February 2009, it was up by 12.8%.   Registered...


Norway — Unemployment figures are the envy of Europe

24 March 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Norway (SSB) reveals that adjusted unemployment remained unchanged from October to January. The unemployment rate of 3.3 per cent constitutes 85, 000 unemployed persons. In comparison, seasonally-adjusted figures for those registered unemplo...


Netherlands — Demand for temporary workers continues to fall in February

24 March 2010

According to the latest data published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), the number of hours worked by temporary employees in The Netherlands fell by -13% in February 2010 compared to February 2009. Turnover generated by temporary employment agencies fell by -12% in the s...


Finland — Unemployment rate at 9.2% in February 2010

24 March 2010

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus), there were 42,000 more persons unemployed in February 2010 than in February 2009. The unemployment rate grew by 1.6 percentage points to 9.2 per cent from one year ago. The number of employed persons decr...


UK — GLA agrees protocol with supermarkets and their suppliers

24 March 2010

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has agreed a landmark protocol with the UK's major retailers and their suppliers to help tackle worker exploitation. The agreement is the culmination of extensive talks and consultation with the retailers and the supply chain over the last two years. The...


Portugal — 75% of job centre vacancies said to be temporary and badly paid

24 March 2010

The government's argument that the unemployed don't want to work because unemployment benefit is too generous has been rejected by the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP), Diario de Noticias reports. The government job centres (IEFP) announced last week that there are 18,000 unfil...