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France -- Shortage of vocationally trained workers

29 March 2010

In spite of the recession there is still a serious shortage of vocationally trained workers in France, French daily Ouest France reports. Laurent Jegou, Manager at staffing agency Start People (part of USG People) said, "it may sound surprising, especially in times of economic crisis, but we hav...


Turkey — Employment organisation calls for legalising temporary employment

26 March 2010

The General Director of Turkish employment organisation ISKUR, Namik Ata, believes that legalising temporary employment in Turkey could be an important tool in the battle against the country's record 14% unemployment rate. Under current legislation, private staffing agencies can only act as recr...


Europe — Monthly industrial new orders down by -0.2% but up +6.3% year-on-year

26 March 2010

According to the latest data published by the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat), the 'Industrial New Orders Index' for the sixteen countries which share the Euro as common currency (EA16), fell by -2.0% in January 2010 compared to the previous month. In December 2009, the monthl...


UK — REC publishes a full response to the latest UK budget

26 March 2010

Following the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) initial statement published in The Daily News yesterday, a more detailed analysis has been developed. Commenting on the overall implications of the budget, REC Chief Executive Kevin Green says, "REC welcomes the range of measures to...


Belgium — Blue collar temporary employment up by +2.67% year-on-year

26 March 2010

The latest monthly figures on the Belgian temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) reveal that overall temporary employment in February 2010 fell slightly by -0.34% compared to the previous month. White collar temporary employment fell by -0.79% i...


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...