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France — Finance, IT and sales are doing well in the crisis

21 December 2009

Even though the economic crisis has hit France hard, staffing agencies have identified three industry sectors, which are holding up remarkably well. Isabelle Rivard of staffing agency Expectra told French daily L'Express, that "financial management, especially credit management and debt recovery...


Switzerland — European Union approves MPS takeover by Adecco

21 December 2009

  The European Union (EU) has approved the proposed acquisition of US staffing firm MPS Group Inc. (MPS:NYQ) by staffing giant Adecco (ADEN:VTX) of Switzerland, Handelszeitung reports. The EU concluded that the overlaps between Adecco and MPS are limited in most member states.   The only sig...


UK — GE Capital provides 5 million Pounds refinancing package for Cash Simply

18 December 2009

Cash Simply is a finance specialist for the recruitment sector, employing 30 staff. Launched in 2004 the business, based in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, aims to provide funding and complete back office support to temporary recruitment agencies. It offers advice to recruitment agencies in all sec...


Germany — Inter-company staff exchange no threat to temporary staffing

18 December 2009

  The employer organisation of the Ruhr area (Arbeitgeber Ruhr) and the metal workers union (IG-Metall) have recently signed a bilateral agreement, which enables employers to exchange staff. If one employer does not have enough work he can lend staff to another employer whose order books might b...


UK — GE Capital provides 5 million Pounds refinancing package for Cash Simply

18 December 2009

  Cash Simply is a finance specialist for the recruitment sector, employing 30 staff. Launched in 2004 the business, based in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, aims to provide funding and complete back office support to temporary recruitment agencies. It offers advice to recruitment agencies in all...


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 a...


Germany — Inter-company staff exchange no threat to temporary staffing

18 December 2009

The employer organisation of the Ruhr area (Arbeitgeber Ruhr) and the metal workers union (IG-Metall) have recently signed a bilateral agreement, which enables employers to exchange staff. If one employer does not have enough work he can lend staff to another employer whose order books might be f...


Ireland — Employment down by 8.8%

18 December 2009

  The latest labour market figures published by the Central Statistics Office of Ireland (CSO) reveal that there were 1,922,400 persons in employment in the third quarter of 2009, an annual decrease of 184,700 or 8.8%. This compares with an annual decrease in employment of 8.2% in the previous q...


Italy — Seasonally adjusted unemployment reaches 7.8%

18 December 2009

  The latest labour market statistics published by the Italian Institute for Statistics (Istat) reveals that seasonally adjusted unemployment in the third quarter of 2009 was 7.8%, up by 0.3 percentage points compared to the second quarter of 2009. The number of employed persons was 23.01 milli...


Italy — Seasonally adjusted unemployment reaches 7.8%

18 December 2009

The latest labour market statistics published by the Italian Institute for Statistics (Istat) reveals that seasonally adjusted unemployment in the third quarter of 2009 was 7.8%, up by 0.3 percentage points compared to the second quarter of 2009. The number of employed persons was 23.01 million...