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Spain — Sustainability of welfare state at risk

25 June 2010

The latest Labour Market Monitor published today by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and financial analyst Afi forecasts that the rate of job losses will fall to 1.1% in July and employment will reach its 2010 peak of 18.7 million, a similar figure to October 2009....


Europe — Temporary employment leads recovery

25 June 2010

A sharp increase in temporary work shows that many European countries and the United States are pulling out of recession, Denis Pennel, Managing Director of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett), told Reuters yesterday. Pennel said, "in many European countries, h...


Belgium — Association calls for lifting on restrictions on temporary employment

25 June 2010

After the recent decision by the Spanish parliament to lift restrictions on temporary employment agencies by allowing them to work for the public sector, Belgium is now the only European Union country where temporary employment agencies can only replace absent contract workers, the Federation of...


Germany — 1.5 million more employees forecast to work in B2B services firms by 2025

25 June 2010

The latest report published by the Institute for Labour Market Research (IAB) forecasts that employment in Business-to-Business services in Germany will rise by +1.5 million individuals by the year 2025. The sectors most like to benefit from this development are: research and development, softwa...


Switzerland — Increase of +0.7% in real and minimum wages

25 June 2010

The Swiss Federal Statistical Office informs today that the social partners who signed the main collective labour agreements (CLA) have agreed a nominal rise in real wages of +0.7% for 2010, of which +0.3% is to be awarded collectively and +0.4% at individual level. Minimum wages have also been...


France — Unemployment rises in May 2010

25 June 2010

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A unemployed job seekers registered with job centres in May 2010 was up by +0.8% or +22,600 individuals to 2,699,600 compared to the previous month. Compared to May 2009, it was up b...


UK — Altegrity's HireRight business acquires Powerchex

24 June 2010

Altegrity Inc, the global screening, risk management, and security solutions provider, has announced that its HireRight Inc. business, the provider of on-demand employment background and drug screening services, has closed its acquisition of Powerchex Limited, the pre-employment screening firm ba...


Italy — Federico Vione is elected as new President of Assolavoro

24 June 2010

The Italy country Manager of staffing group Adecco, Federico Vione, has been elected as new President of the National Association of Staffing Agencies (Assolavoro) at a general meeting in Milan yesterday. Vione was born in Turin. He has a degree in economics and joined Adecco in 1999. Vione wi...


Europe — Eurociett unveils 10 recommendations to reach Europe 2020 employment targets

24 June 2010

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) has announced ten key recommendations to meet the Europe 2020 employment targets. Eurociett is calling for action in three key areas: implementing effective labour markets policies in cooperation with the Agency Work Industry,...


Netherlands — Well developed cities and highly educated people are the future

24 June 2010

According to new research carried out by the Netherlands Bureau for Policy Analysis (CPB), the Netherlands will need well developed cities and a highly educated population in order to compete in tomorrow's world. Well developed cities which offer an attractive business environment are able to at...