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Switzerland — Unemployment reaches 4.5% in January

8 February 2010

The State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), today publishes the latest Labour Market Survey for January 2010. The unemployment rate is up from 4.4% in December 2009 to 4.5% in January 2010. Compared to January 2009 unemployment was up by 36.9% or 47,335 individuals. Youth unemployment (15 to 2...


Spain — Minister proposes to make temporary employment more expensive to employers

5 February 2010

Celestino Corbacho (Socialist), Minister for Employment, will today present his proposals on how to push permanent employment over temporary employment to the Spanish Council of Ministers, El Pais reports. The Ministry of Employment wants to make it more expensive to sack a temporary employee an...


Germany — Temporary employment could quadruple by 2020

5 February 2010

The inflexibility of German employment legislation has caused many job losses in the temporary employment sector during the economic crisis because it was much easier to sack temporary employees than permanent employees. 300,000 temporary jobs were lost within one year. However, the same inflexi...


France — DLSI goes nuclear

5 February 2010

The President of staffing agency DLSI, Raymond Doudot, believes that the nuclear energy sector in France and across Europe will be an important growth area for the temporary employment industry. The agency has applied to the 'French Committee for the Certification of Companies who employ People...


UK — Hexagon publishes update on banking facilities and tax dues

5 February 2010

  Hexagon Human Capital Plc. has published an update on banking facilities and tax liability to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC). The company says in a statement: "Further to the announcements made on 2 and 24 December 2009, which outlined the Company's outstanding liabilities to HMRC,...


France — DLSI goes nuclear

5 February 2010

  The President of staffing agency DLSI, Raymond Doudot, believes that the nuclear energy sector in France and across Europe will be an important growth area for the temporary employment industry. The agency has applied to the 'French Committee for the Certification of Companies who employ Peop...


France — Manpower President predicts a difficult 2010

5 February 2010

In a DVD broadcast sent out to all members of staff, the President of Manpower France, Francoise Gri says that she expects 2010 to be as atrocious as 2009, according to a report in the HR portal, WK-RH. WK-RH go on to say that an anti-competition fine will have an impact on the variable bonuses...


UK — Online recruitment continues to grow in spite of the recession

5 February 2010

  New research from PeoplePerHour.com, the online recruitment site specialising in small firms, into the three principal recruitment channels of print advertising, staffing agencies and online advertising (including job boards and classifieds), reveals that placing jobs online became the most po...


Spain — Minister proposes to make temporary employment more expensive to employers

5 February 2010

  Celestino Corbacho (Socialist), Minister for Employment, will today present his proposals on how to push permanent employment over temporary employment to the Spanish Council of Ministers, El Pais reports. The Ministry of Employment wants to make it more expensive to sack a temporary employee...


Germany — Temporary employment could quadruple by 2020

5 February 2010

  The inflexibility of German employment legislation has caused many job losses in the temporary employment sector during the economic crisis because it was much easier to sack temporary employees than permanent employees. 300,000 temporary jobs were lost within one year. However, the same infl...