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France — One million unemployed to lose their rights to unemployment benefit

27 January 2010

Secretary of State for Labour, Laurent Wauquiez has confirmed that between 900,000 and 1 million unemployed will reach the end of their unemployment benefit entitlements in 2010, France Soir reports. Wauquiez said "every year an average of 700,000 to 750,000 reach the end of their unemployment b...


Switzerland — Future of employment panel at Davos showcases Manpower research

27 January 2010

Manpower Inc. Chairman and CEO Jeff Joerres will today advise business and government leaders on how companies can address a global talent mismatch and do more with less as part of a global skills creation panel at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. "In this economic climate, it's...


Germany — 5% wage increase for temporary employees

27 January 2010

  The Association of Temporary Employers (BZA) and the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) have agreed to raise wages for temporary employees by 5%. On 1 May 2010 wages will rise by 2.5%. A further rise of 2.5% will start on 1 May 2011. On top of these rises, a one-off payment of 80 Euro...


France — Court of Appeal confirms 94 million Euro fine for recruitment agencies

27 January 2010

  The Court of Appeal has yesterday confirmed the February 2009 decision by the French Competition Council (Conseil de la Concurrence) to fine four temporary staffing agencies for anti-competition practices between March 2003 and November 2004. The Competition Council had fined Adecco France 32...


France — One million unemployed to lose their rights to unemployment benefit

27 January 2010

  Secretary of State for Labour, Laurent Wauquiez has confirmed that between 900,000 and 1 million unemployed will reach the end of their unemployment benefit entitlements in 2010, France Soir reports. Wauquiez said "every year an average of 700,000 to 750,000 reach the end of their unemploymen...


France — Job fair event for over 45 year olds

26 January 2010

The 8th Job Fair in Courbevoie (Greater Paris) will include a so-called 'Senior Employment Cafe' event aimed at finding jobs for the over 45 year olds. The event will be held on 28 January 2010 under the theme of 'is there professional life after 45 years of age?' The event will be attended by...


UK — Healthcare Locums look forward to 2010 with confidence

26 January 2010

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the specialist health and social care staffing firm, has reported on trading for the 52 week period to 31 December 2009.The Company will report its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009 in the fourth week of March 2010. The company says in a stat...


Finland — Number of employed continues to fall

26 January 2010

  According to the latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Finland today, there were 86,000 fewer persons employed in December 2009 than in December 2008. The number of unemployed persons increased by 44,000 and the unemployment rate went up by 1.8 percentage points from 12 months bac...


UK — Servoca 2009 PBT up to 2.2 million Pounds compared to a loss in 2008

26 January 2010

  Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the medical and educational recruitment firm, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 30 September 2009. Group revenues were up by 37.1% to 57.6 million Pounds from 42 million Pounds in 2008. Gross profit was up by 32.3% to 16.8 million Pounds with margi...


UK — Huge increase in client awareness of AWD

26 January 2010

  The Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) latest 'JobsOutlook' survey confirms a marked increase in awareness of the European Union Agency Workers Directive (AWD) amongst employers. This latest finding underlines the need for recruitment agencies to be fully up to speed with the new...