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Ireland — 40% expect to work beyond retirement age

2 June 2010

According to a new survey by job board IrishJobs.ie, over 40% of people plan to continue working beyond the official age of retirement (currently at 65 years). While 36% of people said they planned to keep working to stay busy, 50% revealed that they believed they will have to keep working to m...


UK — Advantage acquires Atlan Resource Solutions

2 June 2010

Advantage Resourcing, the Japanese global workforce recruiting and placement firm, has completed the acquisition of technical resource and solutions provider Atlan Resource Solutions of the UK. The acquisition includes all of Atlan's current operations with offices in Winchester, London and Sale...


Spain — Brain drain due to high unemployment

2 June 2010

New research published by staffing agency Adecco Spain reveals the economic crisis and the extremely high unemployment rate of 20.04% has forced an increasing number of Spaniards to move abroad in order to find work. Between April 2008 and April 2010, the number of adult Spanish nationals who li...


UK — Capita acquires Premier Medical Group

2 June 2010

Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, has announced the acquisition of Premier Medical Group Ltd (PMG) for a cash consideration of 60 million Pounds on a cash-free, debt-free basis. PMG is a leading provider of medica...


Finland — Number of persons employed fixed-term decreased in 2009

1 June 2010

According to new analysis published today by Statistics Finland, the number of persons working in fixed-term employment relationships decreased in 2009 compared to the previous year. The analysis is based on Statistics Finland's annual Labour Force Survey review. The general worsening of the emp...


Germany — Employment benefits from spring recovery

1 June 2010

According to provisional results published today by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 40.1 million in April 2010. Compared to April 2009, this was a decrease of -53,000 persons or -0.1%. In both January and February 2010,...


Europe — EU unemployment unchanged at 9.7% in April 2010

1 June 2010

According to figures published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the 16 countries which share the Euro as a common currency (EA16)* reached 10.1% in April 2010, compared to 10.0% in March. It was 9.2% in April 2009. The...


Italy — Employment up by +0.2% in April 2010

1 June 2010

According to the latest provisional estimates published today by the National Statistics Office (Istat), seasonally adjusted employment rose by +0.2% or +56,000 individuals to 22.8 million workers in April 2010 compared to the previous month. Compared to April 2009 employment was down by -1.3% or...


Europe — Consumer confidence declines in May

1 June 2010

In May, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI)* published by the European Union Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs declined back to 100.0 (-1.9 points) in the EU and to 98.4 (-2.2 points) in the Euro area. While Industry sentiment continued to improve, all other sectoral senti...


Spain — Temporary employment agencies still not allowed to work with job centres

1 June 2010

The President of the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), Francisco Aranda who has also recently been appointed Vice-President of the European Confederation of Employment Agencies (Eurociett), has responded to the latest statements by European Union Commissioner, Joaquin Al...