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UK - Growth of temporary employment billings eased in April

11 May 2011

Permanent and temporary staff appointments both continued to rise in April 2011. However, divergent trends were evident as the former increased at a faster pace while the latter saw weaker growth, according to the latest Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)...

OECD Countries - Unemployment remains at 8.2% in March

11 May 2011

New data published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) shows that the unemployment rate of 8.2% in March 2011 was unchanged from February 2011 following three consecutive monthly decreases. The Euro area unemployment rate was also stable at 9.9%.

For the first time since...

UK - REC responds to final AWR guidance

11 May 2011

The government published its final guidance for the Agency Worker Regulations (AWR) on Friday. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has welcomed the genuine effort to address issues raised by recruiters and their clients and to consult with the industry. However, some areas of uncertainties...

Switzerland - Adecco beats analysts’ estimates and moves closer to EBITA margin target

10 May 2011

Reported revenues were up by +24% y-o-y (+18% organically) to 4.9 billion Euro in Q1 2011 at Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resources services group.

Permanent placement revenues amounted to 86 million Euro, an increase of +35% in constant currency or +26% organically, while outplacement...

UK - Capita performs solidly in first four months of 2011

10 May 2011

Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, is today issuing its interim management statement, covering the four months to 30 April 2011 and progress to date. In a statement, which coincides with Capita's Annual General Meeting...

UK - Allied Healthcare acquires BiJu

10 May 2011

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK, has announced today that its UK subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has acquired the entire issued share capital of BiJu Limited.


UK - HCL appoints three executive directors

10 May 2011

Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the troubled health and social care staffing firm, has announced that it has appointed three Executive Directors to the board, all with immediate effect.

Stephen Burke is appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer. Burke has approximately 30 years experience of working...

Europe - Employment index reports +26% annual growth

10 May 2011

The latest monthly Employment Index for Europe published today by job board Monster Worldwide Inc, shows +26% year-over-year growth.

Industrial production related sectors continue to lead the Index. The financial services segment recruitment exhibits further improvement with annual growth accelerating...

Germany - More than 1 million job offers

10 May 2011

In Q1 2011 the number of job offers exceeded the one million threshold, for the first time in four years, according to the latest survey carried out by the Institute for Labour Market Research (IAB).

The survey, which is based on interviews with 8,000 employers across all industry sectors, found that...

Ireland - Professional job vacancies up +60% y-o-y

10 May 2011

The number of new professional job opportunities in the market held steady from March 2011 to April 201, according to the latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (subsidiary of Premier Group).

There was a marginal decrease (-0.2%) from 8,550 in...