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Europe — Talent shortages persist in many countries and industry sectors

20 May 2010

  Staffing services group Manpower Inc. has today released the results of its fifth annual Talent Shortage Survey, revealing that talent is elusive, it's everywhere yet nowhere, as talent shortages persist in many countries and industry sectors. 31% of employers worldwide report having difficult...


UK — Sweeping management changes bring Parity group founder back as Chairman

19 May 2010

Parity Group Plc (PTY:LSE), the UK Information Technology (IT) services group, today issues its Interim Management Statement covering the period from 1 January 2010 to 18 May 2010, together with planned changes to the composition of the group's Board. "Trading during the first half of 2010 has r...


Germany — Employer association calls for minimum salary

19 May 2010

Martin Kannegiesser, the President of the Employer Association of the metal industry (Gesamtmetall), told German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung in an interview that he understands the need for a minimum salary in the temporary employment industry. Kannegiesser said "when the [temporary employment] l...


Germany — Slower decline in employment in Q1 2010

19 May 2010

According to provisional data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment whose place of employment was in Germany amounted to about 39.8 million in the first quarter of 2010, which was a decline of -107,000 persons or -0.3% on a year earlier. The d...


UK — Kellan group optimistic about 2010 revenue growth

19 May 2010

Kellan Group Plc (AIM:KLN.L), the Information Technology (IT), accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group yesterday held its Annual General Meeting. Tony Reeves, Co-Chairman of Kellan Group Plc, provided the following update on trading for the group, for the per...


World — Brazil holds World Employment Conference

19 May 2010

The annual World Employment Conference of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett), will be held for the first time in Sao Paulo, Brazil between 26 and 28 May 2010. The event will be organised jointly by the Brazilian Association of Temporary Employers (ASSERTEM) an...


Portugal — Unemployment at 10.6% in Q1 2010

19 May 2010

The latest statistics published by Statistics Portugal (INE), show that the estimated unemployment rate for the first quarter of 2010 reached 10.6%. This value is up by +1.7 percentage points (p.p.) from the same quarter of 2009 and up by +0.5 p.p. from the previous quarter. The number of unemp...


France — Temporary employment up by +20.1% year-on-year in Q1 2010

19 May 2010

The latest labour market estimates published by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee), reveal that the number of temporary employees was up by +6.7% or +33,200 workers to 526,700 in the first quarter of 2010 when compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year, tempo...


Sweden — SJR in Scandinavia Q1 2010 revenues up by +15%

18 May 2010

SJR in Scandinavia AB (SJRB:STO), the financial services specialist staffing group, today publishes interim results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March.   Revenues were up from 3.72 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 4.27 million Euro in Q1 2010. Operating profits were up from 104,448 Euro in...


Netherlands — Industrial sector bails out temporary employment in April

18 May 2010

The Dutch Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), has today published the latest statistics regarding the temporary employment sector in the Netherlands covering weeks 13 to 16. The number of hours worked by temporary employees fell by -1% when compared to the same period of last yea...