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Spain — Employment fell by -5% year-on-year in December

18 January 2010

  The latest labour market monitor published by The Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) estimates that employment in Spain has fallen by -5% year-on-year in December 2009. There are therefore 18.67 million employed people in Spain, the same level as in 2009. The associati...


UK — Pinnacle strategic review includes offers for the company

18 January 2010

Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE), the suppliers of medical and care staff, has made a statement on its current strategic review of the business. The company said: "The Board of Pinnacle Staffing Group notes the recent movement in the company's share price and wishes to inform the market tha...


Switzerland — MPS Shareholders agree to Adecco takeover

18 January 2010

  MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) announced on Friday that its shareholders have agreed to a $1.17 billion takeover by the Swiss human resources company Adecco SA, according to Associated Press. The company will now merge with Jaguar Acquisition Corp., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Adecco....


Switzerland — MPS Shareholders agree to Adecco takeover

18 January 2010

MPS Group Inc. (NYSE: MPS) announced on Friday that its shareholders have agreed to a $1.17 billion takeover by the Swiss human resources company Adecco SA, according to Associated Press. The company will now merge with Jaguar Acquisition Corp., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Adecco. Un...


Ireland — Brain drain is a problem again due to the economic crisis

15 January 2010

  The current economic recession has created an exceptional demand for working holiday schemes in Canada aimed at the under 35 year olds. The dire economic climate has seen some of the best and brightest packing their bags in the hope of being able to stay on after the working holiday and find a...


UK — REC calls for vetting and assessment of overseas locum doctors

15 January 2010

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has responded to the recent discussions in the press on the potential risks posed by overseas doctors brought over to work 'out of hours' in the NHS. Commenting on the current inquest into the deaths of two patients in Cambridgeshire treated by a...


France — D.L.S.I acquires competitor Alarys

15 January 2010

D.L.S.I SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary staffing group, today announces the acquisition of French staffing group Alarys, which took effect on 1 January 2010. Alarys had a turnover of 33 million Euro in 2008 and owns 12 agencies in the North West of France.   The acquisition was in l...


France — D.L.S.I acquires competitor Alarys

15 January 2010

  D.L.S.I SA (ALDSL:PAR), the France-based temporary staffing group, today announces the acquisition of French staffing group Alarys, which took effect on 1 January 2010. Alarys had a turnover of 33 million Euro in 2008 and owns 12 agencies in the North West of France. The acquisition was in...


Staffing Industry Analysts names new president

15 January 2010

  Staffing Industry Analysts announced today it promoted Barry Asin to president. Asin had served as the firm's chief analyst and managing executive. Asin has more than 20 years' experience working with Fortune 1000 companies and staffing firms on contingent labour strategies and programmes....


UK — Hydrogen Group expects FY09 results to be slightly ahead of market expectations

15 January 2010

  Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment business, has issued a trading update in respect of its financial year ended 31 December 2009. The group said: "Although trading across the global recruitment markets continued to be challenging throughout 2009, the modest...