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UK — Scotland's labour market recovery continues but still lags behind rest of UK

17 May 2010

According to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, the recovery in Scotland's labour market continued in April, with both appointments and wage inflation on the rise. Staff appointments in both the permanent and temporary sectors rose at strong rates, while vacancy and pay growth both acce...


Germany — Chancellor speaks out against minimum salary and for extended retirement age

17 May 2010

Chancellor (Prime Minister) Angela Merkel told the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of German Unions (DGB) yesterday she believes that "a general minimum* salary across all industries will not lead to success. Instead I am in favour of strong tariff autonomy (the right to collective barga...


Italy — Temporary employment sees signs of recovery

17 May 2010

The latest report on temporary employment in Italy published by Ebitemp, the bilateral organisation representing both employers and unions in the temporary employment industry, reveals that the seasonally adjusted number of temporary employees was down by -11% from 233,000 in March 2009 to 223,00...


UK — Employers cautiously optimistic about hiring in the next 12 months

14 May 2010

A new survey carried out by online jobsite CareerBuilder reveals that an improving global economy has triggered a renewed sense of optimism in UK hiring plans over the next year. 39% of UK employers reported they plan to hire full-time workers in the next 12 months. 26% plan to add part-time hel...


Netherlands — DPA Group pulls out of acquisition

14 May 2010

DPA Group NV (DPA:AEX), the specialist staffing solutions provider, has today announced a trading update for the first quarter of 2010. The group announces that developments in revenues in Q1 2010 were less positive than in the same quarter last year. DPA says further that the reduction in the f...


Greece — Unemployment rises to 12.1% in February 2010

14 May 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published last night by the Hellenic Statistical Authority shows that the unemployment rate in February 2010 was 12.1% compared to 9.1% in February 2009 and 11.3% in January 2010. The number of employed individuals amounted to 4,404,051 while the number of unemploy...


France — Government finally starts talking to workers without official papers

14 May 2010

A meeting is taking place today at the Ministry for Immigration between 11 associations and unions and the Director General for Labour to talk about the thousands of foreign employees 'without official papers' who are working in France and particularly in Paris for organisations such as Paris Und...


UK — Jobs must be the new coalition Government’s first priority

13 May 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, has called on the new coalition Government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats to focus on job creation and on boosting the UK's flexible labour market following yesterday'...


UK — Call to coalition to cut back excessive employment regulation

13 May 2010

The new coalition Conservative/Liberal Democrat government should take the opportunity to cut back the excess of employment regulation created by the last Labour Government. That is the view of Adrian Marlowe, Chairman of the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC). Marlowe said "employer...


Europe — Kelly Services revenues up by +8%

13 May 2010

Kelly Services Inc. (KELYA:NSQ), the US-quoted workforce solution provider, has announced interim results for the first quarter of 2010.   Revenues were up by +8% to $1.1 billion. On a constant currency basis revenues increased by +4%. Losses from operations for the first quarter of 2010 totall...