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France — 1.7 million new jobs this year?

15 April 2010

According to the latest annual survey carried out by the government's official job centres (Pole Emploi), 20% of companies intend to employ at least one person this year, which would represent 1.7 million new jobs in 2010 in France and the overseas dominions. 50% of employers want to offer perma...


Sweden — Government maps out path forward for exit from the crisis

15 April 2010

The Swedish government today publishes its Spring 2010 Fiscal Policy Bill In total, the Government is committing a further SEK 4.9 billion (500 million Euro) during 2010. The aim is to ensure that those who have suffered most from the crisis do not get left behind and to stimulate the demand for...


Netherlands — Fast growing Otto Work Force buys Empresaria's Dutch operations

15 April 2010

Empresaria Group Plc, the AiM quoted staffing firm, has decided to exit the Dutch market where it had only a small loss-making presence. The group has therefore entered into an agreement on 13 April 2010 to dispose of its 60% interest in its Dutch staffing business, EAR Holding B.V., to the fast...


UK — New Board Director at Initio International

14 April 2010

Recruitment firm Initio International Ltd., has announced that Matthew Briand the President of Monroe Staffing Inc., one of Initio's subsidiaries has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Briand was elected at Initio's board meeting today. "Matt brings an incredible wealth of knowledge an...


Europe — OECD composite leading indicators point to continued expansion

14 April 2010

The latest Composite Leading Indicators (CLI) for February 2010 published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), point to economic expansion, albeit at a different pace across countries and regions. The CLI is designed to provide early signals of turning points (p...


Netherlands — Is 2010 a good year to start a new temporary employment agency?

14 April 2010

Since temporary employment is an early-cyclical industry, which suffers before the rest of the economy but also does well before the rest of the economy, specialist publication FlexMarkt has recently carried out interviews with staffing industry professionals in order to find out whether now is t...


UK — MrTed appoints new Chief Operating Officer

14 April 2010

MrTed Ltd., provider of Talent Acquisition Solutions, has announced the appointment of Darren Jaffrey as Chief Operating Officer, a newly created post in response to the company's continued growth and in anticipation of projected expansion worldwide. "Our continued success and our future potenti...


Switzerland — Adecco aims at 40% professional staffing revenues

14 April 2010

Adecco CEO, Patrick De Maeseneire, sees the future of the largest staffing services group worldwide in organic growth, a reduced cost base and increased involvement in professional staffing as opposed to general temporary staffing. De Maeseneire told Swiss business daily Handelszeitung "we have...


UK — Recession narrows North-South IT pay divide

13 April 2010

According to data provided exclusively to staffing agency ReThink Recruitment by E-Skills, the Sector Skills Council for Business and Information Technology, IT workers in the North now (2009) earn 69% of London salaries compared to 66% in 2008. The average weekly pay for IT professionals in th...


France — 56% against delaying retirement age by one or two years

13 April 2010

A new survey carried out by market research firm TNS-Sofres Logica this month among a representative sample of 1,000 people aged 18 and over on behalf of radio station Europe 1, reveals that 56% of interviewees oppose the government's plans to delay the legal retirement age by one or two years....