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Netherlands — Industrial sector bails out temporary employment in April

18 May 2010

The Dutch Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), has today published the latest statistics regarding the temporary employment sector in the Netherlands covering weeks 13 to 16. The number of hours worked by temporary employees fell by -1% when compared to the same period of last yea...


UK — Demand for highly-skilled staff set to grow during the recovery

18 May 2010

A new report published by employer organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and sponsored by AIM-listed Education Development International Plc (EDI), the vocational qualifications and work-based learning specialist, reveals that demand for highly-skilled people will intensify during...


France — Salaries rise almost in line with consumer prices

18 May 2010

The latest statistics published today by government research body DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour show that the monthly basic salary index (SMB) in private* companies with more than ten employees was up by +0.7% in the first quarter of 2010 when compare...


Spain — Fewer new immigrants and more black economy for those already there

18 May 2010

New research carried out by staffing firm Randstad Spain reveals that the current economic crisis and the current unemployment levels of 20.05% are having an effect on the number of immigrant workers coming to Spain from outside the European Union (EU). Whilst Spain was at the forefront of extra...


UK — Senior bankers still earn double the money in London than Geneva despite April tax rises

17 May 2010

According to research by Selby Jennings, the financial recruitment specialist, senior bankers still typically earn twice as much after tax in London than in rival financial centre Geneva. This is despite the new 50% tax rate for workers earning more than £150,000 per annum which came into force t...


UK — Allied Healthcare International acquires shareholding in Homecare

17 May 2010

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US quoted provider of temporary staffing services to the health care and social care industries in the UK, has announced that its UK subsidiary, Allied Healthcare Group Limited, has acquired a shareholding in a group of businesses commonly know...


UK — Scotland's labour market recovery continues but still lags behind rest of UK

17 May 2010

According to the latest Bank of Scotland Report on Jobs, the recovery in Scotland's labour market continued in April, with both appointments and wage inflation on the rise. Staff appointments in both the permanent and temporary sectors rose at strong rates, while vacancy and pay growth both acce...


Germany — Chancellor speaks out against minimum salary and for extended retirement age

17 May 2010

Chancellor (Prime Minister) Angela Merkel told the Annual General Meeting of the Federation of German Unions (DGB) yesterday she believes that "a general minimum* salary across all industries will not lead to success. Instead I am in favour of strong tariff autonomy (the right to collective barga...


Italy — Temporary employment sees signs of recovery

17 May 2010

The latest report on temporary employment in Italy published by Ebitemp, the bilateral organisation representing both employers and unions in the temporary employment industry, reveals that the seasonally adjusted number of temporary employees was down by -11% from 233,000 in March 2009 to 223,00...


UK — Employers cautiously optimistic about hiring in the next 12 months

14 May 2010

A new survey carried out by online jobsite CareerBuilder reveals that an improving global economy has triggered a renewed sense of optimism in UK hiring plans over the next year. 39% of UK employers reported they plan to hire full-time workers in the next 12 months. 26% plan to add part-time hel...