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Spain — Accidentally released data shows unemployment at 20.05%

28 April 2010

The latest unemployment figures intended for publication on Friday this week by the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE) accidentally appeared on INE's website on Monday for several minutes. Spanish daily ABC published the figures immediately. INE has confirmed the error but has refused to confirm...


Spain — Association asks government to get rid of red tape for temporary employment agencies

27 April 2010

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (Fedett), has expressed the opinion that temporary employment agencies should be allowed to work on recruitment, selection, outplacement and consulting without any cost to the worker. Fedett also wants temporary employment agencies to be able to wo...


France — Temporary employment agencies launch into the public sector

27 April 2010

The new law on 'the mobility and careers in the public sector', which came into force on 3 August 2009 and gave temporary employment agencies the right to work for public administrations has had a strong impact on the market, Le Monde reports. In fact, local authorities and hospitals were alread...


Finland — Unemployment reaches 9.1% in March 2010

27 April 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Finland reveals that the number of employed persons in March 2010 was 2.4 million, which was 48,000 lower than a year earlier. In March, the employment rate stood at 66.5%, which was 1.5 percentage points lower than one year before. Ad...


UK — New Doctors division helps Pinnacle Staffing Group increase annual sales

27 April 2010

Pinnacle Staffing Group Plc (PCL:LSE), the healthcare recruitment group, today announces full year results for the year ended 3 January 2010. Revenue for the period amounted to 40.2 million Pounds compared to 38.1 million Pounds in 2008. The Group's core Nursing Division which includes its key b...


Germany — Growing income disparity between East and West

26 April 2010

Data published by the Statistics Office of the Federal State of Saxony (East Germany) reveals that the Eastern part of Germany is failing to catch up with West German income levels, news magazine Focus reports. Income (salaries + capital gains + social benefits) in East Germany was on average 15...


UK/Ireland — 72% have considered emigrating abroad to find work

26 April 2010

A new survey of active job seekers conducted by employment solutions provider Grafton Recruitment Plc in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, shows that 72% of people have considered emigrating abroad in order to find work, with Europe being the top destination followed by Australia...


Germany — Pirate products cost German economy 70,000 jobs

26 April 2010

The Association of German Industry (BDI), the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), the Brands Association (Markenverband) and the Action Group against Product and Brand Pirating (AMP), will today present a proposal on actions against industrial pirating to the Minister for Justice, Sa...


Spain — More than 1 million unemployed aged 45+

26 April 2010

The latest data published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (agett), Spain now for the first time in its history has more than 1 million unemployed who are over the age of 45. This rate has more than doubled since 2007 to reach 13.4% or 1,038, 500 individuals. 56% or 580,...


Belgium — Private internet use during working hours reaches problematic proportions

23 April 2010

Research carried by research firm InSites on behalf of staffing agency Tempo-Team (previously Vedior) among 304 workers and 154 HR Managers, reveals that the private use of the internet during working hours has reached problematic proportions. 40% of interviewees admit to using the internet regu...