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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...


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 quar...


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....