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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 pa...


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 mill...


Austria — Second lowest unemployment rate in Europe

2 March 2010

  "It is to be feared that this year will remain a difficult one for the labour market", said Rudolf Hundstorfer, Minister for Employment, after the publication of European unemployment figures by Eurostat yesterday. The Minister told Oesterreich Journal "the good thing about the figures for Fe...


Austria — Second lowest unemployment rate in Europe

2 March 2010

"It is to be feared that this year will remain a difficult one for the labour market", said Rudolf Hundstorfer, Minister for Employment, after the publication of European unemployment figures by Eurostat yesterday. The Minister told Oesterreich Journal "the good thing about the figures for Febru...


Ireland — CPL Resources buys 80% of Servisource Healthcare and Servisource Recruitment

1 March 2010

  CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group, has taken an 80% investment in Servisource Healthcare Ltd and Servisource Recruitment Ltd. No details of the price paid were given. Servisource Healthcare provides home healthcare services and medical care, delivered by nurses an...


Europe — EU unemployment rate unchanged at 9.9% in January 2010

1 March 2010

  According to the latest data published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the 16 countries, which share the Euro as a common currency (EA16) was 9.9% January 2010, the same as in December 2009. It was 8.5% in January 2...


Europe — EU unemployment rate unchanged at 9.9% in January 2010

1 March 2010

According to the latest data published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the 16 countries, which share the Euro as a common currency (EA16) was 9.9% January 2010, the same as in December 2009. It was 8.5% in January 2009...


Ireland — CPL Resources buys 80% of Servisource Healthcare and Servisource Recruitment

1 March 2010

CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE), the Ireland-based staffing group, has taken an 80% investment in Servisource Healthcare Ltd and Servisource Recruitment Ltd. No details of the price paid were given. Servisource Healthcare provides home healthcare services and medical care, delivered by nurses and t...


Spain — Board room drama at Eulen

1 March 2010

David Alvarez, President and Founder of Eulen, has kicked five of his seven offspring out of the board of directors due to "differences of opinion", El Pais reports. Eulen claims to be the market leader in Spain in the provision of general company services. As well as temporary staffing, Eulen pr...


France — 2010 can't get any worse than 2009 says Manpower France President

1 March 2010

  Francoise Gri, President of staffing group Manpower France since 2007 and previously Head of IBM France, told Challenges Magazine that 2010 will not be as bad a year for the staffing industry as 2009 was. Gri said "it can hardly get any worse than 2009. Let me remind you of the numbers: -28%...