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France — January unemployment rises moderately

25 February 2010

According to the latest data published by the French job centres (Pole Emploi) the number of category A unemployed (see definitions below) in France was up by 0.7% to 2,664,600 in January 2010 compared to December 2009. Compared to January 2009 category A unemployment was up by +16.1%. Category...


UK — 2010 talent management survey reveals growing confidence

25 February 2010

  New research by employee assessment firm Talent Q, reveals that over half (55%) of UK organisations are anticipating increasing their investment in talent management in the year ahead, up 15% on 2009. The results of Talent Q's latest annual talent management survey suggest increased confidence...


UK — Hays sees improvement in APAC region but Europe lags

25 February 2010

  Hays Plc. (HAS:LSE), the global specialist recruitment group, has announced six-month unaudited results for the half year ended 31 December 2009. Turnover was up by +1% from 1.27 billion Pounds in H2 2008 to 1.28 billion Pounds in H2 2009. Net fees were down by -31% from 383.7 million Pounds...


Netherlands — Dutch staffing market falls by -8% in January 2010

25 February 2010

  According to the latest four-weekly report from the Dutch Staffing Association (ABU), the number of hours worked by temporary employees and the revenues generated by temporary employment agencies during the first four weeks of 2010 fell by -8% compared to the same period in 2009. The period h...


Italy — 2010 seen as the year of the return of temporary employment

24 February 2010

  Temporary employment, which under the Prodi government was regarded by both unions and the government as a negative symbol in an ideological battle against excessive liberalisation of the labour market, could make a return this year, Corriere della Sera reports. The government has abolished a...


Europe — Francisco Aranda is new Vice-President of Eurociett

24 February 2010

  The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) has named the current President of the Spanish Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) as Vice-President of Eurociett in order to push temporary employment reforms in Spain. The new Vice-President, Franci...


Italy — 2010 seen as the year of the return of temporary employment

24 February 2010

Temporary employment, which under the Prodi government was regarded by both unions and the government as a negative symbol in an ideological battle against excessive liberalisation of the labour market, could make a return this year, Corriere della Sera reports. The government has abolished a s...


Europe — Francisco Aranda is new Vice-President of Eurociett

24 February 2010

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) has named the current President of the Spanish Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) as Vice-President of Eurociett in order to push temporary employment reforms in Spain. The new Vice-President, Francisc...


Germany — Minister attacks university hospital over in-house temporary employment agency

24 February 2010

The Minister for Employment of Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Karl-Josef Laumann, has attacked university hospital Essen over the use of an in-house temporary staffing agency where temporary employees are paid less than permanent staff at the hospital, WAZ reports...


Norway — Unemployment reaches 3.3% in December 2009

24 February 2010

  According to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Norway (SSB) the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Norway was 3.3% in December 2009, up by 0.1 percentage points (3,000 persons) compared to September 2009. After a period of decline, the employment level increas...