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UK — Northern Ireland employers press government to invest in infrastructure to create jobs

18 December 2009

While official unemployment figures indicate that 13,000 builders are now claiming benefits in Northern Ireland, the Construction Employers Federation (CEF) believes that the total number of people who have left the sector is more than double that number because many have been forced to move abro...


UK — Time 4 Recruitment acquires Marble

17 December 2009

Welsh regional recruitment firm Time 4 Recruitment Ltd has completed the acquisition of Cardiff-based Marble Recruitment, for an undisclosed sum, as a provider of permanent staff to underpin the creation of its new permanent recruitment services arm, Wales Online reports. The acquisition sees Ma...


UK — Time 4 Recruitment acquires Marble

17 December 2009

  Welsh regional recruitment firm Time 4 Recruitment Ltd has completed the acquisition of Cardiff-based Marble Recruitment, for an undisclosed sum, as a provider of permanent staff to underpin the creation of its new permanent recruitment services arm, Wales Online reports. The acquisition sees...


UK — 91% of graduates look for work in London

17 December 2009

  New research by graduate recruitment website GradFutures.com based on responses from 368 current students and recent graduates across the UK reveals that graduates are focussing their job search almost exclusively on London and the South East, despite being willing to move anywhere in the UK t...


UK — Private equity firm ups offer for Care UK

17 December 2009

  Private equity group Bridgepoint is believed to have approached some of the biggest shareholders in Care UK (CUK:LSE), the providers of health and social care solutions, and been told they would support a deal at its improved offer price of 450 Pence to 500 Pence, The Financial Times reports....


Sweden — No drop in the number of temporary employees

17 December 2009

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Sweden, there were 4,469,000 employed persons aged 15-74 in November. Compared to November 2008 this is a decrease of 90,000 persons of which men constituted 55,000 and women 35,000. In combination with the population incre...


UK — Networkers International acquires Comms Group

17 December 2009

  Networkers International Plc. (NWKI:LSE), the IT and telecoms staffing specialist has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Comms Group, an international recruitment business for a nominal cash consideration and a commitment to inject 750,000 Pounds into the company's workin...


UK — Private equity firm ups offer for Care UK

17 December 2009

Private equity group Bridgepoint is believed to have approached some of the biggest shareholders in Care UK (CUK:LSE), the providers of health and social care solutions, and been told they would support a deal at its improved offer price of 450 Pence to 500 Pence, The Financial Times reports. Th...


UK — Latest quarterly increase in unemployment is smallest since spring 2008

17 December 2009

  The latest labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal that the increase in the number of unemployed people is the smallest since spring 2008. The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen on the month and there has been a slight incre...


UK — Networkers International acquires Comms Group

17 December 2009

Networkers International Plc. (NWKI:LSE), the IT and telecoms staffing specialist has announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Comms Group, an international recruitment business for a nominal cash consideration and a commitment to inject 750,000 Pounds into the company's working c...