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France — Plans to extend Transition payments to temporary employees and contract workers

28 May 2010

Prime Minister Francois Fillon, Economy Minister Christine Lagarde and Secretary of State for Industry and Employment Laurent Wauquiez will today announce the government's plans to extend the Professional Transition Scheme (Contrat de Transition Professionnelle) to temporary employees and contrac...


Germany — Temporary employment up by +23.6%, year-on-year

28 May 2010

The latest Temporary Employment Index (IW-Zeitarbeitsindex), published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (BZA) and the Institute of the German Economy (IW), reveals that temporary employment was up by +8% in March 2010 compared to the previous month. Year-on-year, temporary em...


Germany — Olympia in search of 50 new franchisees

28 May 2010

The German operations of staffing agency Olympia Flexgroup AG, which were bought by staffing agency Otto Workforce of the Netherlands earlier this year after Olympia Flexgroup AG applied for insolvency, are now planning to open 50 new franchisee-run temporary staffing agency offices all across Ge...


France — DLSI year-on-year revenues up by +30% in April 2010

28 May 2010

DLSI SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary and permanent staffing group, has last night published interim results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March. Revenues were up by +12.8% from 27.2 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 30.6 million Euro in Q1 2010 thereby outperforming the market, whic...


UK — InterQuest confident of a successful outcome to the year

27 May 2010

Gary Ashworth, Executive Chairman of IT staffing specialist InterQuest Group plc (AIM: ITQ.L) made the following statement regarding trading in the year to date at the company's annual general meeting: "We are pleased with the level of trading in the first five months of the year. We have seen a...


Switzerland — Employment up by +0.3% year-on-year in Q1 2010

27 May 2010

The Employment Barometer for the first quarter of 2010 published today by the Federal Statistics Office (OFS), reveals that there were 4.535 million employed individuals in Switzerland in the first quarter of 2010. This is an increase of +0.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Employment a...


UK — Staffline Group buys DKM Labour Solutions

27 May 2010

Staffline Group Plc, the provider of outsourced HR services to industry, announces the acquisition of the trade and assets of DKM Labour Solutions, the provider of recruitment solutions across the UK, from the joint administrators in a pre-pack deal. The acquisition is in line with Staffline's b...


UK — Appearance is crucial to Britain's job seekers

27 May 2010

New research by specialist recruitment group Hays Plc among 1,068 professionals shows that Britain's jobseekers are just as conscious about appearance when going for a job interview as ever. Almost a third of men and women spend between 1-2 hours getting ready for a job interview. Astonishingly,...


Portugal — It is the law that creates unemployment says Association President

27 May 2010

In an interview with Portuguese daily Expresso, Marcelino Pena Costa, President of the Association of Private Employment Agencies (APESPE), explained that the Portuguese legislator prevents temporary employment agencies from operating in ways, which would benefit the labour market. Pena Costa sa...


Italy — Rome is the capital of temporary employees

27 May 2010

New research carried out by the Department of Sociology of Sapienza University in Rome, reveals that 85% of all new job contracts signed in the Italian capital in 2009 were temporary contracts. This is a very high figure compared to other regions of Italy where temporary contracts accounted for b...