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Ireland — Bank forces closure on staffing agency

8 March 2010

Sales Placement Ltd, one of Ireland's oldest staffing companies founded in 1973, is to be wound up after 38 years in business, the Irish Times reports. The staffing firm, which specialises in the recruitment of sales and marketing professionals, was bought by its current Managing Director Liz Le...


UK — SThree grows sales team following signs of improvement in Q1 2010

8 March 2010

SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the permanent and temporary staffing group, has today released an interim management statement covering the quarter ended 28 February 2010. Gross profits were down by -27% from 49.5 million Pounds in Q1 2009 to 36 million Pounds in Q1 2010. UK gross profits fell by -36% wh...


UK — Supermarket pioneers equal pay for temporary workers as AWD looms

5 March 2010

  Asda, Britain's second largest supermarket chain owned by US giant Walmart, has struck a deal with the Unite union to pay temporary workers at the same levels as permanent workers, The Times reports. The move comes before the European Union's so-called Agency Workers' Directive (AWD) takes ef...


UK — Supermarket pioneers equal pay for temporary workers as AWD looms

5 March 2010

Asda, Britain's second largest supermarket chain owned by US giant Walmart, has struck a deal with the Unite union to pay temporary workers at the same levels as permanent workers, The Times reports. The move comes before the European Union's so-called Agency Workers' Directive (AWD) takes effec...


UK — Michael Page seeing recovery in several markets

5 March 2010

  Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment company, announces full year results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were down by -26% from 972.8 million Pounds in 2008 to 716.6 million Pounds in 2009. On a constant currency basis revenues were...


UK — Michael Page seeing recovery in several markets

5 March 2010

Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment company, announces full year results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were down by -26% from 972.8 million Pounds in 2008 to 716.6 million Pounds in 2009. On a constant currency basis revenues were dow...


Spain — Public-private partnership in temporary employment is beginning to happen

5 March 2010

The Spanish government's job centres (SPEE) and temporary employment agency group Nortempo have signed an agreement to collaborate on finding temporary employment for job seekers. The contract will last for a year with an extension clause for further years. Nortempo will advertise its job vaca...


Spain — Public-private partnership in temporary employment is beginning to happen

5 March 2010

  The Spanish government's job centres (SPEE) and temporary employment agency group Nortempo have signed an agreement to collaborate on finding temporary employment for job seekers. The contract will last for a year with an extension clause for further years. Nortempo will advertise its job...


Spain — Job offers for qualified personnel fall by -16%

5 March 2010

  A labour market report entitled 'Informe Infoempleo 2009' compiled by job portal www.infoempleo.com and the Spanish subsidiary of staffing giant Adecco has been presented to the public by the Secretary General for Employment, Maravillas Rojo. The report reveals that job offers for qualified w...


Spain — Job offers for qualified personnel fall by -16%

5 March 2010

A labour market report entitled 'Informe Infoempleo 2009' compiled by job portal www.infoempleo.com and the Spanish subsidiary of staffing giant Adecco has been presented to the public by the Secretary General for Employment, Maravillas Rojo. The report reveals that job offers for qualified work...