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Finland — Unemployment rate up to 9.3% in April 2010

25 May 2010

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus), there were +15,000 more persons unemployed in April 2010 than in April 2009. The unemployment rate grew by +0.6 percentage points to 9.3% from one year ago. The number of employed persons decreased by -15...


Portugal — Multipessoal revenues up by +9%

25 May 2010

Staffing agency firm Grupo Multipessoal, which is owned by Grupo Espirito Santo, reports a +9% increase in revenues to 14.3 million Euro for the first three months of 2010 compared to the same quarter last year. Revenues generated by temporary employment services were up by +12% whilst outsourci...


Europe — Public spending cuts all round

25 May 2010

Governments across the European Union (EU) are tightening their countries' belts in order to avoid being downgraded to Greece's level of credibility to the financial markets. Britain's new coalition government yesterday announced plans to save 6.2 billion Pounds (7.6 billion Euro) in the current...


Italy — Q4 2009 temporary employment up on Q3 but down year-on-year

25 May 2010

According to new analysis* published by Ebitemp, the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions, there were -22.3% less temporary employees in the fourth quarter of 2009 in the country than there were in the same quarter of 2008.   The total n...


UK — IT contractors back in demand as long term unemployment falls by -33%

24 May 2010

According to umbrella company and contractor services provider Giant Group Plc, the number of IT contractors who were out of work for three months or more fell by -33% in Q1 2010. Six months ago, one in ten (10.1%) of IT contractors had been out of work for three months or more, compared to just...


UK — Morson group founder confident in spite of challenging market

24 May 2010

Morson Group (MRN:LSE) Chairman and Founder Gerry Mason has said that trading conditions in the technical recruitment market remain "challenging", but added that the firm is managing to trade in line with directors' expectations, Crain's Manchester Business reports. Mason will tell shareholders...


UK — Creative jobs industry on the up

24 May 2010

According to marketing, PR and creative jobs recruiter Major Players demand for creative industry talent in the aftermath of the recession is beginning to gather serious momentum. Mark Begley, head of recruitment for digital jobs and creative jobs said "across the board, job briefs are up by a v...


Spain — Ageing population poses huge challenges for labour market

24 May 2010

New research carried out by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), reveals that for every 100 people of working age in Spain there are 47 who are either younger than 16 or older than 65 years of age. Every Spanish person of working age therefore statistically has to suppo...


Italy — Qualified staff in demand again as economy picks up slowly

24 May 2010

New research carried out by staffing group Randstad Italy among 637 employers in industry, commerce, the services sector and the public sector reveals that there were first signs of a pick-up in the Italian labour market during the first four months of 2010. The most sought after positions in th...


UK — Private sector experience of recession could help public sector

24 May 2010

The latest Employment Trends Survey 2010 published by employer organisation Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and recruitment experts Harvey Nash, reveals that nine out of ten employers (91%) communicated the impact of the recession on their business to staff. As a result, 87% of businesses...