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UK — Permanent placements grow at fastest pace since July 2007

3 March 2010

  According to the latest monthly recruitment industry survey for February published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, growth of permanent staff placements accelerated in February, reaching its strongest pace since July 2007. Temporary/contract staff billings also i...


Netherlands — USG People confirm market recovery

3 March 2010

  USG People NV (USG:AEX), the 4th largest staffing company in Europe, today announces results for the full year and the fourth quarter of 2009. Full year revenues fell by -25% from 4.025 billion Euro in 2008 to 3 billion Euro in 2009. Gross profit fell by -31% from 985 million Euro in 2008 to...


Switzerland — Adecco continues to see improving trends

3 March 2010

  Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's biggest staffing company, today announces results for the full year and the fourth quarter of 2009. Revenues in 2009 were down by -27% organically to 14.8 billion Euro compared to 20 billion Euro in 2008. Gross profit fell by -29% to 2.65 billion Euro. EBITA...


UK — Cautious optimism at Hydrogen

3 March 2010

  Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE), an international specialist professional recruitment business, today announces audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Group revenues were down from 96.2 million Pounds in 2008 to 74.1 million Pounds in 2009. While UK revenues declined,...


Spain — Association calls for public-private partnership in employment

3 March 2010

  The President of the Association of Large Employment Agencies (Agett), Francisco Aranda, has commented on the latest labour market statistics published the Ministry for Employment and Immigration (MTIN). Aranda said in a statement "during the first two months of 2010 there were 232,000 less s...


Netherlands — USG People confirm market recovery

3 March 2010

USG People NV (USG:AEX), the 4th largest staffing company in Europe, today announces results for the full year and the fourth quarter of 2009. Full year revenues fell by -25% from 4.025 billion Euro in 2008 to 3 billion Euro in 2009. Gross profit fell by -31% from 985 million Euro in 2008 to 677...


The Upside of the Downturn is the focus for the 19th Annual Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum

2 March 2010

Staffing Executives From the U.S. and Abroad Meet to Explore Contingent Workforce Issues. Staffing Industry Analysts, the premier provider of market intelligence about the contingent workforce, announced today that Geoff Colvin, author and Senior Editor of Fortune will be the keynote speaker at...


UK — InterQuest 2009 gross profit down by -19%

2 March 2010

InterQuest Group Plc (ITQ:LSE), the information technology staffing firm, today announces audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were down by -8.8% from 105.5 million Pounds in 2008 to 97.4 million Pounds in 2009. Gross profit was down by -19% from 15.3 million...


The Upside of the Downturn is the focus for the 19th Annual Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum

2 March 2010

  Staffing Executives From the U.S. and Abroad Meet to Explore Contingent Workforce Issues. Staffing Industry Analysts, the premier provider of market intelligence about the contingent workforce, announced today that Geoff Colvin, author and Senior Editor of Fortune will be the keynote speaker...


UK — Impellam owner in political funding row

2 March 2010

Lord Ashcroft, the majority shareholder in Impellam Group, the eighth largest staffing company in Europe, has disclosed that he does not pay UK taxes on earnings outside Britain, the BBC reports. Lord Ashcroft, who sits in the House of Lords, is also the Deputy Chairman of the Conservative party...