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Switzerland — Unemployment falls to 3.8% in May 2010

8 June 2010

The latest data on the labour market published today by the State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), reveals that unemployment fell by -7,496 job seekers to 151,074 individuals at the end of May 2010 compared to the previous month. The unemployment rate fell from 4% in April 2010 to 3.8% in Ma...


Spain — 75% of public sector workers expected to take part in today's strike

8 June 2010

A large number of the 2.5 million Spanish public sector workers are expected to participate in the general strike today against the -5% pay cut and the salary freeze for 2011 announced earlier by Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, which comes into effect this month, El Mundo reports. T...


Europe — Online recruitment activity climbs above year-earlier levels

8 June 2010

The latest Monster Employment Index* Europe published today by job board specialist Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that online recruitment activity continued to increase for a fourth consecutive month in May, as employers escalated their hiring activity in advance of the summer period. In addition,...


UK — REC public sector summit takes place tomorrow

7 June 2010

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) will hold a public sector summit tomorrow (Tuesday 8 June), which will bring together the UK's leading thinkers and practitioners to debate ideas that will ensure the sector has the necessary talent, skills and workforce flexibility to improve se...


UK — Great confidence in manufacturing is starting to translate into recruitment

7 June 2010

New research carried out by manufacturer's organisation EEF and international accounting firms network BDO reveals that a growing number of Britain's manufacturers reported buoyant trading conditions over the past three months on the back of rising demand in overseas and UK markets. The second q...


UK — John Melbourne replaces Will Coker as Kellan Group's CFO

7 June 2010

Kellan Group PLC (KLN.LSE), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group, announces the appointment of John Melbourne as the new Group Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. The announcement follows the resignation of Kellan's previous CFO Will Co...


Germany — Employers fight over apprentices

7 June 2010

In spite of falling numbers of applicants due to the aging of the population, German companies have signed up 131,531 new apprentices by May 2010. This is only -1.2% less apprentices than in May 2009. Hans Heinrich Driftmann, President of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), told...


UK — Prime People profits down but current year has shown a solid start

4 June 2010

Prime People Plc (PRP:LSE), the staffing services specialist for the real estate sector, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2010. Gross fee income was down from 20.6 million Pounds in 2009 to 14.2 million Pounds in 2010. Net fee income was down from 10.4 million Poun...


UK — SThree Q2 2010 profits up by +8% versus Q1

4 June 2010

SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm, today issues its normal update on financial and operating data for the six month period ended 30 May 2010, being the first half of the financial year ending 28 November 2010. Group gross profits fell by -19% at constant currency...


Germany — Association President against further legislation for temporary employment

4 June 2010

Martin Kannegiesser, President of the Employer Association for the Metal Industry (Gesamtmetall), said yesterday in Berlin that his industry relies on temporary employees. At the same time, Mr. Kannegiesser came out strongly against further legislation which would limit temporary employment in Ge...