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Switzerland - Job offers up +33%% y-o-y

3 May 2011

The number of job offers was up by +15% in Q1 2011 when compared with Q4 2010, according to the latest Swiss Job Market Index published by staffing firm Adecco Switzerland.
The index reached 98 points in Q1 2011, the highest reading since June 2008. Year-on-year, there were one third more job offers...

UK - Job opportunities slip back but still up +22% on last year

3 May 2011

Job opportunities across the United Kingdom slipped further back last month, down by -3 Index points (-2%) in April 2011 compared with March 2011, according to the latest Job Index published by job board reed.co.uk. However, year-on-year employer demand is up by +22% to give a Job Index reading of 125. ...

Belgium - Agency employment up +17.17%

3 May 2011

The number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in March 2011 was up by +1.22% compared with February 2011, according to the latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian agency temporary employment market published by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon).
The number of hours worked...

Italy - Agency employment up +25.2%

3 May 2011

The seasonally adjusted sum of wages paid to agency temporary employees was up by +25.2% in March 2011 compared with March 2010, according to the latest data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).
Month-on-month, the...

World - Staffing agencies call for improved regulatory framework

3 May 2011

As governments feverishly look for ways to prevent a relapse of the economic and financial crisis, the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) underlines the urgent need to reform labour markets to tackle unemployment.

The Confederation says in a statement "if governments...

UK - Norman Broadbent profitable again

3 May 2011

Revenues were up from 6 million Pounds in 2009 to 6.1 million Pounds in 2010 at Norman Broadbent (NBB:LSE), the executive search and leadership consultancy firm.
Audited results for the year ended 31 December 2010 published today reveal that profit before tax reached 1 million Pounds in 2010 including...

UK - Capita's acquisition of health and government divisions approved by Tribal shareholders

2 May 2011

The shareholders of Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the provider of public sector services, have approved the acquisition of the health and government divisions of Tribal Group by Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services.

The acquisition...

Sweden - Poolia's results suffer from exchange rates

2 May 2011

Revenues were up by +20% from 26.4 million Euro in Q1 2010 to 32 million Euro in Q1 2011 at Poolia AB (POOLB:STO), the Sweden-based temporary and permanent staffing group, which specialises in finance, administration, IT and engineering.

The Board of Directors proposes that the Annual General Meeting...

Eurozone - Core and periphery divergence widens

2 May 2011

The Eurozone Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for April, published by economic research firm Markit, showed the second-strongest pace of expansion since August 2000, the latest reading surpassed only by February's near-record high.

The PMI rose to 58.0, up from 57.5 in March and above the...

Italy - Services confidence indicator slightly up in April 2011

2 May 2011

The seasonally adjusted services confidence indicator increased to 97.9 in April (from 97.7 in March), according to the latest data published by the National Institute of Statistics (Istat).

The index by sector improved in transportation and storage (to 99.8) and in business services and other services...