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Europe — Only one third of IT workers appear to be women

30 March 2010

According to The IT Job Board's (part of S-Three), latest European survey findings, only one third (35%) of IT workers in Europe appear to be women. However the feeling within the IT community is that this is set to change. The survey highlighted that increasing numbers of women are entering the...


Europe -- Rocky start for EU strategy for jobs and growth

29 March 2010

The European Commission's new strategy for growth and jobs is on the ropes after EU leaders failed to agree hard targets on education and poverty, two of the five headline goals set out in the original proposal, Euractiv reports. Governments questioned the EU's legal right to set targets on educ...


UK -- Hays calls on the next government to freeze NIC

29 March 2010

Hays plc, the specialist recruiting group, today publishes its first Manifesto for Employment detailing the shortcomings it sees in Britain's jobs market and proposing a 9-point plan, which it believes any incoming Government should adopt. Hays has undertaken a wide ranging review of the employm...


France -- Shortage of vocationally trained workers

29 March 2010

In spite of the recession there is still a serious shortage of vocationally trained workers in France, French daily Ouest France reports. Laurent Jegou, Manager at staffing agency Start People (part of USG People) said, "it may sound surprising, especially in times of economic crisis, but we hav...


Turkey — Employment organisation calls for legalising temporary employment

26 March 2010

The General Director of Turkish employment organisation ISKUR, Namik Ata, believes that legalising temporary employment in Turkey could be an important tool in the battle against the country's record 14% unemployment rate. Under current legislation, private staffing agencies can only act as recr...


Europe — Monthly industrial new orders down by -0.2% but up +6.3% year-on-year

26 March 2010

According to the latest data published by the statistical office of the European Union (Eurostat), the 'Industrial New Orders Index' for the sixteen countries which share the Euro as common currency (EA16), fell by -2.0% in January 2010 compared to the previous month. In December 2009, the monthl...


UK — REC publishes a full response to the latest UK budget

26 March 2010

Following the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) initial statement published in The Daily News yesterday, a more detailed analysis has been developed. Commenting on the overall implications of the budget, REC Chief Executive Kevin Green says, "REC welcomes the range of measures to...


Belgium — Blue collar temporary employment up by +2.67% year-on-year

26 March 2010

The latest monthly figures on the Belgian temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) reveal that overall temporary employment in February 2010 fell slightly by -0.34% compared to the previous month. White collar temporary employment fell by -0.79% i...


France — Adenclassifieds' net profit falls by -87.8% in 2009

25 March 2010

Adenclassifieds (ADEN:PAR), the operator of recruitment, training and property classified advertising websites, has published unaudited annual results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Turnover was down by -9.6% from 59.1 million Euro in 2008 to 53.4 million Euro in 2009. EBITDA fell by -44.4...


UK — Empresaria's shares up following announcement of 2009 results

25 March 2010

Empresaria Group plc,(EMR:LSE) the AIM-quoted international specialist staffing company, today announces results for the year ended 31 December 2009. After the sharp downturn experienced in the first six months of the year, trading performance has improved and the Group has experienced both an e...