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UK — Kelly Services appoints new General Manager for the UK and Ireland

4 March 2010

John Callagher has been appointed General Manager of Kelly Services, the workforce management company. Callagher will be responsible for Kelly Services' UK and Ireland staffing operations and financial recruitment arm, Toner Graham. Callagher joins the company with a wealth of experience in the...


UK — Robert Walters results ahead of expectations

4 March 2010

  Robert Walters Plc (RWA:LSE), the staffing and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) group, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues decreased by -11% from 337.3 million Pounds in 2008 to 300.4 million Pounds in 2009. Net fee income fell by -25% from 1...


France — Temporary employment growth between 2% to 3% in February 2010

4 March 2010

  According to the latest data from the Temporary Employers Association (PRISME), temporary employment in France has grown for the first time since March 2008 in February 2010, albeit at the low rate of between 2% to 3%.   The industry has been in free fall since March 2008 with negative growt...


Sweden — Unemployment reaches 8.3 in 2009

4 March 2010

  The labour force survey for 2009, published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB), reveals that in 2009 an average of 4,499,000 persons aged 15 to 74 were employed. Compared to 2008, this was a decrease of 94,000 persons. The downturn was greatest among men, numbering 63,000 fewer men who were empl...


Switzerland — Adecco continues to see improving trends

3 March 2010

Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX), the world's biggest staffing company, today announces results for the full year and the fourth quarter of 2009. Revenues in 2009 were down by -27% organically to 14.8 billion Euro compared to 20 billion Euro in 2008. Gross profit fell by -29% to 2.65 billion Euro. EBITA for...


UK — Unanimously recommended acquisition proposals for Care UK announced

3 March 2010

The board of Warwick Bidco and the Independent Directors of Care UK are pleased to announce the terms of unanimously recommended Proposals for the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Care UK. Under the terms of the Proposals, each Care UK Shareholder holding Care U...


UK — Cautious optimism at Hydrogen

3 March 2010

Hydrogen Group Plc (HYDG:LSE), an international specialist professional recruitment business, today announces audited preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Group revenues were down from 96.2 million Pounds in 2008 to 74.1 million Pounds in 2009. While UK revenues declined, res...


Spain — Association calls for public-private partnership in employment

3 March 2010

The President of the Association of Large Employment Agencies (Agett), Francisco Aranda, has commented on the latest labour market statistics published the Ministry for Employment and Immigration (MTIN). Aranda said in a statement "during the first two months of 2010 there were 232,000 less soci...


UK — Permanent placements grow at fastest pace since July 2007

3 March 2010

According to the latest monthly recruitment industry survey for February published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, growth of permanent staff placements accelerated in February, reaching its strongest pace since July 2007. Temporary/contract staff billings also incr...


UK — Unanimously recommended acquisition proposals for Care UK announced

3 March 2010

  The board of Warwick Bidco and the Independent Directors of Care UK are pleased to announce the terms of unanimously recommended Proposals for the acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Care UK. Under the terms of the Proposals, each Care UK Shareholder holding Car...