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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...


Netherlands — Randstad signals strong revenue recovery in March and April

28 April 2010

Randstad Holding (RAND:AEX), the world's second largest staffing firm, today publishes its results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March. Revenues were down by -1% from 3.055 billion Euro in Q1 2009 to 3.035 billion Euro in Q1 2010. Gross profit declined organically by -7% to 575.0 mill...


Europe — Robert Half Q1 results lower than expected

28 April 2010

Robert Half International Inc. (RHI:NYQ), the specialised staffing and risk consulting services firm, has published results for the first quarter of 2010 ended 31 March. The results were lower-than-expected by financial analysts, as the company was impacted by lower margins at two of its busines...


France — Category A unemployment falls by -0.2% in March 2010

28 April 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 the job centres in March 2010 fell by -0.2% or -6,600 individuals to 2,661,300 compared to the previous month. Compared to March 2009, it w...


Spain — Accidentally released data shows unemployment at 20.05%

28 April 2010

The latest unemployment figures intended for publication on Friday this week by the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE) accidentally appeared on INE's website on Monday for several minutes. Spanish daily ABC published the figures immediately. INE has confirmed the error but has refused to confirm...


Spain — Association asks government to get rid of red tape for temporary employment agencies

27 April 2010

The Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (Fedett), has expressed the opinion that temporary employment agencies should be allowed to work on recruitment, selection, outplacement and consulting without any cost to the worker. Fedett also wants temporary employment agencies to be able to wo...


France — Temporary employment agencies launch into the public sector

27 April 2010

The new law on 'the mobility and careers in the public sector', which came into force on 3 August 2009 and gave temporary employment agencies the right to work for public administrations has had a strong impact on the market, Le Monde reports. In fact, local authorities and hospitals were alread...