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Europe — Employment down by 0.5%

15 December 2009

  According to national accounts estimates published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), the number of persons employed in those European countries which have the Euro as their common currency (EA16) fell by 0.5% (712 000 persons) in the third quarter of 2009 compar...


Ireland — 70% of companies have reduced payroll costs in 2009

15 December 2009

According to a new report by Mercer, the Human Resources services and financial advisers entitled 'Planning for 2010 Snapshot Survey', 70% of organisations in Ireland have reduced payroll costs by an average of 11% in 2009. Cuts in pay rates were only undertaken by 9% of organisations while 12%...


Spain — Regional staffing group expands into major business centres

15 December 2009

Grupo Nortempo, the Northern Spanish temporary staffing, outsourcing and training group based in Galicia announces the acquisition of two regional temporary staffing agencies in the major business centres of Madrid and Barcelona. Nortempo started off in 1991 as a local staffing agency. In the ye...


Spain — Regional staffing group expands into major business centres

15 December 2009

  Grupo Nortempo, the Northern Spanish temporary staffing, outsourcing and training group based in Galicia announces the acquisition of two regional temporary staffing agencies in the major business centres of Madrid and Barcelona. Nortempo started off in 1991 as a local staffing agency. In the...


Europe — Employment down by 0.5%

15 December 2009

According to national accounts estimates published by the Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat), the number of persons employed in those European countries which have the Euro as their common currency (EA16) fell by 0.5% (712 000 persons) in the third quarter of 2009 compared...


UK — Demand for online marketing skills up by 40%

15 December 2009

The IT Jobs Index compiled by specialist recruitment agency CV Screen shows that demand for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Online Marketing skills has increased by 40% over the last year. At the same time there is upward pressure on salaries with the average salary for an SEO specialist in...


Ireland — 70% of companies have reduced payroll costs in 2009

15 December 2009

  According to a new report by Mercer, the Human Resources services and financial advisers entitled 'Planning for 2010 Snapshot Survey', 70% of organisations in Ireland have reduced payroll costs by an average of 11% in 2009. Cuts in pay rates were only undertaken by 9% of organisations while 1...


Switzerland — Adecco optimistic but cautious

14 December 2009

Temporary employment agency giant Adecco is optimistic about the future but remains cautious. Adecco CEO Patrick de Maeseneire told 'Finanz und Wirtschaft' "since mid August we have seen weekly improvements in our figures. The upwards trend is slow but the figures are above seasonal expectations....


Switzerland — Adecco optimistic but cautious

14 December 2009

  Temporary employment agency giant Adecco is optimistic about the future but remains cautious. Adecco CEO Patrick de Maeseneire told 'Finanz und Wirtschaft' "since mid August we have seen weekly improvements in our figures. The upwards trend is slow but the figures are above seasonal expectatio...


Spain — Employment expected to stabilise in February at 18.4 million

11 December 2009

The latest report on developments in the labour market published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and Analistas Financieros Internacionales (Afi) expects employment figures to fall further in early 2010 and then to stabilise in February 2010 at 18.4 million people...