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Ireland — Positive signs for the recruitment sector as Irish economy recovers

7 May 2010

The quarterly Online Jobs Index* for Q1 2010, published by job board IrishJobs.ie, reveals a healthy increase of +9% in jobs advertised online in Ireland as compared to Q4 2009. Out of the 28 job sectors monitored, 18 reflected a positive change since Q4 2009, a signal that the Irish economy cont...


Switzerland — Unemployment falls to 4% in April 2010

7 May 2010

According to the latest statistics published by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), the number of job seekers registered with the official job centres (OAP), has fallen by -7,462 individuals to 158,570 in April 2010. Compared to April 2009, unemployment has risen by +21,861 job seekers...


UK — Allied Healthcare benefits from foreign exchange rate

7 May 2010

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK, has issued financial results to its fiscal 2010 second quarter ended 31 March 2010. In the second quarter of fiscal 2010 (three months),...


Germany — Last temporary employers association signs minimum salary agreement

6 May 2010

As the third and last temporary employers association, iGZ has yesterday signed a minimum salary agreement with the relevant unions. Temporary employers associations BZA and AMP have signed similar agreements earlier this year. All three employer associations together represent 95% of the industr...


France — Adenclassifieds Q1 2010 revenues up by +26.5%

6 May 2010

Adenclassifieds (ADEN:PAR), the recruitment, training and property internet portal, which is majority owned by the Figaro publishing group, has announced consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2010 at close of play yesterday evening. Total revenues were up by +26.5% from 13.08 million Eu...


Switzerland — Adecco confident of continued improvements in demand near term

6 May 2010

Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's largest Human Resource services group, today publishes interim results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March. Group revenues in Q1 2010 were up +7% to 4.0 billion Euro compared to Q1 2009. Organically, revenues declined by -1%. Permanent placement revenue...


Sweden — Proffice detects signs of spring despite Q1 profit fall

6 May 2010

Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Scandinavian temporary and permanent group specialised in financial services, today publishes interim results for the first quarter 2010 ended 31 March. Total revenues were down by -14% from 107.9 million Euro in Q1 2009 to 93.3 million Euro in Q1 2010. Operating pro...


UK — Michael Page announces closure of initial VAT claim

5 May 2010

Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE) has announced that an agreement has been reached in principle, subject to legal contract, between Michael Page and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in respect of the initial claim for a refund of overpaid Value Added Tax (VAT) plus statutory intere...


UK — Employer demand steadies, but salaries drop

5 May 2010

According to the Job Index published today by Reed, salary offers for new jobs dropped back below 2009 levels, although demand from UK employers for new workers remained steady in April 2010. The number of new job opportunities matched March's level, giving a Reed Job Index reading of 102 (again...


UK — Growth of staff appointments remained strong in April despite easing

5 May 2010

The latest Report on Jobs published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG based on original survey data provided by recruitment consultancies, highlights further marked increases in both permanent and temporary/contract staff appointments during April 2010, albeit a...