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Netherlands — Salary increase agreed via collective bargaining

4 June 2010

The Dutch Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) has agreed an increase in salary for temporary employees in the Netherlands following the traditional annual collective bargaining process with the relevant unions. From 5 July 2010 temporary employees will receive a +1% increase in pa...


Austria — Alexander Praschek named new president of temporary employment association

4 June 2010

The Austrian Association of Temporary Employers (VZA), has elected Alexander Praschek as new President. Previously Praschek was, as Vice-President, in charge of the Association's international relations. It will be a priority for Mr. Praschek to further extend international relations with other...


UK — Kellan Group CFO resigns with immediate effect

4 June 2010

Kellan Group Plc (AIM:KLN.L), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group, has today announced that Will Coker has resigned as the Group's Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Mr Coker, who has been in discussions with the board of Kellan to en...


France — Unemployment stable at high level

4 June 2010

The latest unemployment figures published last night by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee), reveal that the unemployment rate in France has not changed in Q1 2010 compared to Q4 2009 and has remained stable at 9.5% or 2.7 million job seekers. In France and the ov...


Latest Research for Western Europe

4 June 2010

Following on from the excellent work done by Eurociett for 2005 we present our view of the level of industry consolidation in 2009. This can be  downloaded by members only by clicking here.


UK — IDOX increases profits in spite of lower revenues

3 June 2010

IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of software and services to the UK public sector, has announced a trading update for the six months to 30 April 2010. Profits showed a healthy increase over the first half of 2009, underpinned by effective cost controls and operating efficiencies that continue t...


Spain — Government to present labour market reforms on 16 June 2010

3 June 2010

Prime Minister, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, said yesterday that "the government will approve new labour market reforms at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday 16 June whether or not there is agreement [with unions and employers], Reuters reports. The announcement comes after negotiations failed last...


UK — Empresaria ahead of market expectations but remains cautious

3 June 2010

At today's Annual General Meeting of Empresaria Group Plc (EMR:LSE), the international specialist staffing group, the board of Directors will make the following statement: "Group strategy is to develop an international specialist staffing group balanced by geography and sector and with a strong...


Europe — ILO calls for balanced response to address debt crisis and promote jobs

3 June 2010

International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia has called for a 'balanced' policy strategy aimed at securing a 'jobs-rich' economic recovery in the face of new threats to the global economy from the sovereign debt crisis and fiscal retrenchment. Speaking at the opening of...


Spain — Unemployment falls for the second consecutive month

3 June 2010

According to the latest data published by the Public Employment Service (SPEE, ex-INEM), unemployment fell by -1.84% or -76,223 individuals in May 2010 compared to the previous month. There are now 4.06 million unemployed in Spain. This is the second consecutive fall in unemployment (April -24,0...