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Germany — Drugstore chain bows to political and public pressure on in-house temporary employees

12 January 2010

  Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker, which stands accused of sacking staff and then re-employing them via its in-house temporary employment agency Meniar at almost half the usual hourly wage (6.70 Euro instead of 12.50 Euro) has given in to political and public pressure from the highest...


UK — IDOX FY09 profits down to 4.5 million Pounds

12 January 2010

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of information for knowledge management, products and services, today announces final results for the year ended 31 October 2009. IDOX owns TFPL whose services include the placement of permanent, interim management and contract personnel for a range of positions...


Spain — Three out of four employers expect 2010 to be similar to or worse than 2009

12 January 2010

  A new survey carried out by the Spanish subsidiary of staffing giant Adecco among 1,000 Spanish employers reveals that 40% believe that the economic recovery will not happen until 2011. A further 25.1% believe that it will happen in 2012 and 31.4% don't expect it to arrive until 2013. 77.4% o...


Europe — Online recruitment activity stays level in December

12 January 2010

The latest Monster Employment Index Europe compiled by Monster Worldwide Inc. reveals that online recruitment activity held steady at the end of 2009, as businesses maintained their recruitment levels during the busy holiday season. Despite the flat reading, the Index noted three percent growth...


Germany — Drugstore chain bows to political and public pressure on in-house temporary employees

12 January 2010

Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker, which stands accused of sacking staff and then re-employing them via its in-house temporary employment agency Meniar at almost half the usual hourly wage (6.70 Euro instead of 12.50 Euro) has given in to political and public pressure from the highest ra...


Spain — Three out of four employers expect 2010 to be similar to or worse than 2009

12 January 2010

A new survey carried out by the Spanish subsidiary of staffing giant Adecco among 1,000 Spanish employers reveals that 40% believe that the economic recovery will not happen until 2011. A further 25.1% believe that it will happen in 2012 and 31.4% don't expect it to arrive until 2013. 77.4% of e...


Europe — Online recruitment activity stays level in December

12 January 2010

  The latest Monster Employment Index Europe compiled by Monster Worldwide Inc. reveals that online recruitment activity held steady at the end of 2009, as businesses maintained their recruitment levels during the busy holiday season. Despite the flat reading, the Index noted three percent grow...


France — Temporary employment down by 28.7% in 2009

11 January 2010

  According to the latest statistics published by the Association of Temporary employment Agencies (PRISME), temporary employment in 2009 was down by 28.7% or 175,000 job losses. This compares to a fall of 8.3% in 2008 or 55,000 job losses. In total, 230,000 jobs have been lost in the temporary...


Germany — Pension age of 67 is unavoidable says Minister

11 January 2010

  After the decision of the Dutch government to extend the legal pension age from 65 to 67 over a period of time, the German government is now considering to do the same thing. The German Minister for Labour, Ursula von der Leyen (Conservative) told Bild-Zeitung, "the pension age of 67 is unavo...


Netherlands — Top civil servant criticised for comments on unemployment benefit

11 January 2010

  The recent comments by the most senior civil servant at the Economic Affairs Ministry, Secretary General Chris Buijink, that a reduction in the length of time income-related unemployment benefit is paid would be an important stimulus to find new work, particular among older workers, have been...