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Greece — Unemployment rises to 12.1% in February 2010

14 May 2010

The latest Labour Force Survey published last night by the Hellenic Statistical Authority shows that the unemployment rate in February 2010 was 12.1% compared to 9.1% in February 2009 and 11.3% in January 2010. The number of employed individuals amounted to 4,404,051 while the number of unemploy...


France — Government finally starts talking to workers without official papers

14 May 2010

A meeting is taking place today at the Ministry for Immigration between 11 associations and unions and the Director General for Labour to talk about the thousands of foreign employees 'without official papers' who are working in France and particularly in Paris for organisations such as Paris Und...


UK — Jobs must be the new coalition Government’s first priority

13 May 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the representative body for the UK recruitment industry, has called on the new coalition Government between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats to focus on job creation and on boosting the UK's flexible labour market following yesterday'...


UK — Call to coalition to cut back excessive employment regulation

13 May 2010

The new coalition Conservative/Liberal Democrat government should take the opportunity to cut back the excess of employment regulation created by the last Labour Government. That is the view of Adrian Marlowe, Chairman of the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC). Marlowe said "employer...


Europe — Kelly Services revenues up by +8%

13 May 2010

Kelly Services Inc. (KELYA:NSQ), the US-quoted workforce solution provider, has announced interim results for the first quarter of 2010.   Revenues were up by +8% to $1.1 billion. On a constant currency basis revenues increased by +4%. Losses from operations for the first quarter of 2010 totall...


Germany — Economy and labour market slowly gain momentum

13 May 2010

The latest data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), reveals that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) rose by +0.2% in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the previous quarter. At the same time, the result for the fourth quarter of 2009 was slightly corrected upwards, now also sho...


UK — Initio International appoints non-executive Director

13 May 2010

Newly formed Recruitment group Initio International has appointed Jeff Grout as non-executive director. Initio Chief Executive Brendan Flood, commented "we are very grateful that Jeff has made the decision to join us. He brings a huge amount of industry experience and will be instrumental in men...


Spain — Employment up due to temporary employees

13 May 2010

According to the latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international financial analysts AFI, shows that registered unemployment in April 2010 fell by -24,000 individuals whilst employment was up by +47,000 individuals. Howeve...


UK — City jobs have fluctuated in the month before the election

13 May 2010

The latest London Employment Monitor published by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley shows that London's financial services jobs market registered a -12% drop in new jobs in April 2010 from 6,632 to 5,569 month-on-month. This follows three consecutive months of financial services job increas...


UK — Rethink Group 2009 revenues up by +15%

13 May 2010

ReThink Group plc (RTG:LSE), the recruitment and technology services firm, today publishes final results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were up by +15% from 43.4 million Pounds in 2008 to 49.7 million Pounds in 2009. Gross profits fell from 12.1 million Pounds in 2008 to 10.9 mil...