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Portugal — Multipessoal's temporary employment revenues up by 43%

12 March 2010

  Staffing agency Grupo Multipessoal, which is owned by Grupo Espirito Santo, has announced results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were up by +11% from 48.9 million Euro in 2008 to 54.5 million Euro in 2009. Revenues at Multipessoal's temporary employment arm grew by +43% compare...


Netherlands — Brunel Energy outperforms the rest of the group

12 March 2010

  Brunel International NV (BRNL:AEX), the Netherlands-based staffing and HR services group, has published results for 2009 as well as Q4 2009. Turnover increased by +3.4% from 714.2 million Euro in 2008 to 738.4 million Euro in 2009. Gross profits fell by -9.1% from 167 million Euro in 2008 to...


France — Positive surprise on job losses in 2009

12 March 2010

The Institute for National Statistics (Insee) has yesterday published revised labour market statistics with a positive surprise. Job losses in 2009 were less than provisionally estimated last month. Provisional data in February had suggested that 400,000 jobs were lost in the private sector in 2...


Netherlands — Brunel Energy outperforms the rest of the group

12 March 2010

Brunel International NV (BRNL:AEX), the Netherlands-based staffing and HR services group, has published results for 2009 as well as Q4 2009. Turnover increased by +3.4% from 714.2 million Euro in 2008 to 738.4 million Euro in 2009. Gross profits fell by -9.1% from 167 million Euro in 2008 to 151...


UK — EAS publishes new targets for 2010/11

12 March 2010

  The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS), the government body which regulates employment agencies, has published achievements in the last year as well as new targets to ensure that vulnerable agency workers get better protection after meeting or exceeding nearly all of its previous g...


Spain — Unemployment expected to reach 20% by the end of Q1 2010

12 March 2010

  The latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) estimates that by the end of the first quarter of 2010 unemployment in Spain will have reached 20% or 4.5 million individuals, almost half a million more than in Q1 2009. Long-term une...


Spain — Unemployment expected to reach 20% by the end of Q1 2010

12 March 2010

The latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) estimates that by the end of the first quarter of 2010 unemployment in Spain will have reached 20% or 4.5 million individuals, almost half a million more than in Q1 2009. Long-term unempl...


UK — EAS publishes new targets for 2010/11

12 March 2010

The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS), the government body which regulates employment agencies, has published achievements in the last year as well as new targets to ensure that vulnerable agency workers get better protection after meeting or exceeding nearly all of its previous goal...


UK — Higher pay is most important motivator for changing job

11 March 2010

  A new survey commissioned by Tate, the staffing agency owned by Impellam Group, reveals that the majority of people looking for a job would leave their current employer if offered more money. Tate, specialists in office recruitment, asked over 400 of its customers what their fundamental reaso...


UK — Nestor Healthcare's social care business outperforms primary care

11 March 2010

  Nestor Healthcare Group Plc (NSR:LSE), the provider of social and primary care, has released preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were down from 163.3 million Pounds in 2008 to 152 million Pounds in 2009. Profit before tax fell from 30.4 million Pounds in 2008 to...