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Spain — Unemployment falls for the second consecutive month

3 June 2010

According to the latest data published by the Public Employment Service (SPEE, ex-INEM), unemployment fell by -1.84% or -76,223 individuals in May 2010 compared to the previous month. There are now 4.06 million unemployed in Spain. This is the second consecutive fall in unemployment (April -24,0...


Latest Research - Western Europe

2 June 2010

The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, implementing the EC Temporary Agency Workers Directive (2008/104/EC), have now pas sed through the UK Parliament, and should come into force in October 2011. Although there may be some changes to the final rules, while waiting for the Regulations to be implem...


Europe — UK leads European staffing industry

2 June 2010

This data is currently under embargo but if you drop me a line at apode@staffingindustry.com I will send it to you when it comes out.


Ireland — Prospects more favourable than for other 'PIIGS' countries

2 June 2010

The latest Economic Eye Summer 2010 Forecast published by Ernst & Young reveals that although there are similarities between Ireland and the other European countries branded as the so-called 'PIIGS' (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain) in the scale of fiscal deficits, bloated and now shrinki...


Sweden — Employers optimistic about hiring but concerned about skills shortage

2 June 2010

New research by job board CareerBuilder.se among 100 business leaders in Sweden shows that employers are feeling more confident about hiring plans over the next year. 46% of Swedish employers reported they plan to hire full-time workers in the next 12 months. 23% expect to employ contract or temp...


Ireland — 40% expect to work beyond retirement age

2 June 2010

According to a new survey by job board IrishJobs.ie, over 40% of people plan to continue working beyond the official age of retirement (currently at 65 years). While 36% of people said they planned to keep working to stay busy, 50% revealed that they believed they will have to keep working to m...


UK — Advantage acquires Atlan Resource Solutions

2 June 2010

Advantage Resourcing, the Japanese global workforce recruiting and placement firm, has completed the acquisition of technical resource and solutions provider Atlan Resource Solutions of the UK. The acquisition includes all of Atlan's current operations with offices in Winchester, London and Sale...


Spain — Brain drain due to high unemployment

2 June 2010

New research published by staffing agency Adecco Spain reveals the economic crisis and the extremely high unemployment rate of 20.04% has forced an increasing number of Spaniards to move abroad in order to find work. Between April 2008 and April 2010, the number of adult Spanish nationals who li...


UK — Capita acquires Premier Medical Group

2 June 2010

Capita Group Plc (CPI:LSE), the provider of business process outsourcing solutions and professional support services, has announced the acquisition of Premier Medical Group Ltd (PMG) for a cash consideration of 60 million Pounds on a cash-free, debt-free basis. PMG is a leading provider of medica...


Finland — Number of persons employed fixed-term decreased in 2009

1 June 2010

According to new analysis published today by Statistics Finland, the number of persons working in fixed-term employment relationships decreased in 2009 compared to the previous year. The analysis is based on Statistics Finland's annual Labour Force Survey review. The general worsening of the emp...