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France — Unemployment rises in May 2010

25 June 2010

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A unemployed job seekers registered with job centres in May 2010 was up by +0.8% or +22,600 individuals to 2,699,600 compared to the previous month. Compared to May 2009, it was up b...


UK — Altegrity's HireRight business acquires Powerchex

24 June 2010

Altegrity Inc, the global screening, risk management, and security solutions provider, has announced that its HireRight Inc. business, the provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening services, has closed its acquisition of Powerchex Limited, the pre-employment screening firm ba...


Italy — Federico Vione is elected as new President of Assolavoro

24 June 2010

The Italy country Manager of staffing group Adecco, Federico Vione, has been elected as new President of the National Association of Staffing Agencies (Assolavoro) at a general meeting in Milan yesterday. Vione was born in Turin. He has a degree in economics and joined Adecco in 1999. Vione wi...


Europe — Eurociett unveils 10 recommendations to reach Europe 2020 employment targets

24 June 2010

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) has announced ten key recommendations to meet the Europe 2020 employment targets. Eurociett is calling for action in three key areas: implementing effective labour markets policies in cooperation with the Agency Work Industry,...


Netherlands — Well developed cities and highly educated people are the future

24 June 2010

According to new research carried out by the Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis (CPB), the Netherlands will need well developed cities and a highly educated population in order to compete in tomorrow's world. Well developed cities which offer an attractive business environment are able to at...


World — The economic crisis has bottomed out

24 June 2010

New research carried out by strategy consultants Roland Berger among board members and CEOs at around 5,600 international companies from fourteen different industries claims that the economic crisis has bottomed out. The majority of companies questioned expect a significant recovery from the midd...


Austria — Unemployment unchanged at 4.7%

24 June 2010

The latest labour market statistics published by Statistik Austria show that there were 4,023,100 employed individuals in Austria in the first quarter of 2010. During the same quarter, 198,000 individuals were unemployed and there were 58,000 job offers registered with the government's job centre...


UK — OECD hails Chancellor's emergency budget

23 June 2010

Secretary-General Angel Gurria of the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has hailed the budgetary measures announced yesterday by the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister), George Osborne, as a courageous move that will underpin fiscal consolidation while su...


Netherlands — Creyf's wins agency of the year 2010 award

23 June 2010

Staffing agency Creyf's (part of USG People) has won the Agency of the Year 2010 Award organised by specialist staffing publication Flexmarkt in collaboration with Q&A Research & Consultancy. The award is based on research among 13,000 temporary employees and final employer companies. Criteria a...


Europe — Labour market forecast to remain weak for some time to come

23 June 2010

The latest monthly monitor on the European labour market published by the European Commission (covering the period up to April/May 2010) confirms that the labour market in the EU is stabilising, following several months of only relatively moderate deterioration. The economy started to recover fr...