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G20 countries — Governments must tackle rising youth unemployment, says OECD

19 April 2010

A new working paper by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), published in advance of the G-20* Labour Ministerial in Washington D.C. (20-21 April 2010), states that "the short term prospects for youth unemployment in the OECD countries remain rather gloomy." Unemploy...


Germany — Temporary employment sector must not be destroyed, says Minister

19 April 2010

Employment Minister, Ursula von der Leyen, is determined that the temporary employment sector in Germany should resolve the issues it is currently facing without government intervention but she is prepared to intervene as a measure of last resort. Von der Leyen told German daily Die Welt "I hope...


Europe — Debt troubles will create a two-speed Eurozone

16 April 2010

According to the latest Eurozone Forecast Spring 2010, published today by Ernst & Young, countries in the Eurozone started to emerge from recession earlier than many other major developed economies. Germany and France returned to positive growth in 2009 Q2, ahead of the US, with the Eurozone as...


Ireland — National Recruitment Federation heralds a better time for Jobseeking

16 April 2010

At its conference yesterday, the National Recruitment Federation of Ireland (NRF) called on employers and employees to embrace the stabilisation of the economy and take control of their careers. It said that the industry is showing growth in the number of permanent placements and jobs vacancies i...


UK — CEBR revises up forecasts for UK economic growth

16 April 2010

New forecasts for the United Kingdom economy by economics consultancy Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), show an upward revision in its forecasts for the UK economy compared with the previous forecasts released in January. The forecasts show Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in...


Spain — Unemployment estimated to have reached 19.9% in Q1 2010

16 April 2010

According to the latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international financial analysts AFI, unemployment reached an estimated 19.9% in the first quarter of 2010. It was 18.83% in the fourth quarter of 2009. Agett and Afi the...


France — Groupe Crit's French revenues down in line with the market

15 April 2010

Groupe Crit SA (CEN:PAR), the France-based temporary employment and airport assistance specialist, has published results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Consolidated revenues were down from 1.45 billion Euro in 2008 to 1.12 billion Euro in 2009. Staffing revenues fell by -25.1% to 943.6 mil...


Europe — Combating unemployment will remain a policy priority

15 April 2010

A study, released as part of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook (WEO), says that given the sluggish economic recovery and the lingering effects of the global financial crisis, average unemployment across advanced economies is forecast to remain high through 2011, even...


UK — Financial services job opportunities are on the up

15 April 2010

City job vacancies have increased by +121% in the first quarter of 2010 to 11,020 roles from 4,970 in the first quarter of 2009, research by financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden reveals. New candidate registrations also saw a sharp rise of +21% in the first quarter of 2010 compare...


France — 1.7 million new jobs this year?

15 April 2010

According to the latest annual survey carried out by the government's official job centres (Pole Emploi), 20% of companies intend to employ at least one person this year, which would represent 1.7 million new jobs in 2010 in France and the overseas dominions. 50% of employers want to offer perma...