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France — End of a monopoly

30 April 2010

The French Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC), will today lose its monopoly of finding jobs for managers who are registered with the government's official job centres (Pole Emploi), Le Figaro reports. This is regarded as a revolution in the French market because so far APEC was th...


Italy — Trust Index up by 0.45 points

30 April 2010

The latest so-called "Trust Index" (Indice di Fiducia), published by OD&M Consulting on behalf of staffing services firm GI Group, indicates that general trust in the future has risen by 0.45 points to 34.60 (on a scale from 0 to 100) in March 2010 compared to September 2009. Employee's trust in...


UK — Harvey Nash results better than expected

30 April 2010

Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), the professional recruitment and outsourcing consultancy, has today released results for the year ended 31 January 2010. Revenues were down by -10% from 420.1 million Pounds in January 2009 to 376.2 million Pounds in January 2010. Gross profits fell by -13% from...


Europe — Euro area unemployment rate at 10.0%, EU27 at 9.6%

30 April 2010

The latest statistics published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), reveal that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area (EA16) was 10.0% in March 2010, the same as in February. It was 9.1% in March 2009. The unemployment rate in the whole European...


Europe — Restructuring activity declines but job losses still outweigh job gains

29 April 2010

According to the latest quarterly European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), large-scale restructuring activity in Europe continues its recent trend of decline, albeit one where job losses continue to...


Germany — Decline in employment slows down

29 April 2010

According to provisional data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 39.9 million in March 2010. Compared to March 2009, this was a decrease of -138,000 persons or -0.3%. In January and February 2010, the number o...


UK — Employment levels set to grow despite widespread cuts in public sector

29 April 2010

The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey of almost 800 employers, published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and KPMG signals that the UK's emergence out of recession is now leading to better job prospects. Yet it also reveals a stark difference between job...


France — Groupe CRIT revenues up by +8.9% in Q1 2010

29 April 2010

Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing, airport assistance and industrial maintenance group, has announced interim results for the first quarter of 2010. Revenues were up by +8.9% to 273.8 million Euro in Q1 2010 compared to the same quarter of the previous year. Revenues from temporary...


Belgium — Temporary employment picks up again

29 April 2010

The Belgian Federation for Employment (Federgon), has published its latest Quarterly Note on temporary employment for Q4 2009. Year-on-year, the number of hours worked by temporary employees has decreased by -14.5% compared to -22.5% in the previous quarter. Quarter-on-quarter, the number of h...


Sweden — Lower rate of increase in the number of unemployed

28 April 2010

According to original data, published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB), 448,000 persons aged 15 to 74 were unemployed in March 2010. This is an increase of +44,000 compared to March 2009. The number of unemployed men increased by +29,000, while for women the change was not statistically significa...