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UK — ReThink board optimistic about revenue growth for 2010

2 February 2010

The Board of The ReThink Group Plc (RTG:LSE), the recruitment and technology services businesses, has reported on trading for the year ended 31 December 2009. In the Chairman's Statement accompanying the interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2009, the Chairman stated that the shortfal...



Spain — Unemployment up by 3.18% in January 2010

2 February 2010

  According to the latest data published today by the Ministry for Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo), unemployment in Spain in January 2010 reached 4.049 million people, up by 3.18% or 124,890 individuals when compared to December 2009. Unemployment was up by 21.56% in January 2010 when compared t...


Germany — Terrorist arson attack on Randstad Deutschland

2 February 2010

  A new terrorist organisation called 'Morning Light Movement' (Bewegung Morgenlicht) has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the offices of staffing group Randstad in the centre of Frankfurt during the night from Sunday to Monday this week. The terrorists have sent a letter to Germany'...


Spain — Unemployment up by 3.18% in January 2010

2 February 2010

According to the latest data published today by the Ministry for Labour (Ministerio de Trabajo), unemployment in Spain in January 2010 reached 4.049 million people, up by 3.18% or 124,890 individuals when compared to December 2009. Unemployment was up by 21.56% in January 2010 when compared to J...


UK — AER launches UK's first major research project into executive search

2 February 2010

  The Association of Executive Recruiters (AER), the group within the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) that focuses on the executive search market, has launched a major research project to identify 'the future of executive search'. The first of a three phase programme brings toge...


Germany — Terrorist arson attack on Randstad Deutschland

2 February 2010

A new terrorist organisation called 'Morning Light Movement' (Bewegung Morgenlicht) has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on the offices of staffing group Randstad in the centre of Frankfurt during the night from Sunday to Monday this week. The terrorists have sent a letter to Germany's t...


Austria — Trenkwalder has liquidity problems

1 February 2010

Richard Trenkwalder, founder of Austria's largest staffing agency, told Austrian daily OON that he is looking for a financial investor in order to deal with liquidity problems. Once immediate financial problems are resolved, Trenkwalder plans an Initial Public Offering on the stock exchange (IPO...


Portugal — Social networking sites should be used with care say staffing agencies

1 February 2010

Recruitment firms and employers are increasingly using social networking sites in order to find the best candidates for the job, Diario de Noticias reports. Amandio Fonseca of staffing agency Egor told the Portuguese daily "social networking sites like Linkedin and Star Tracker are excellent for...


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...