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Italy — Staffing agencies discover the merit of the psychologist

3 May 2010

Staffing agencies increasingly hire psychologists in order to better understand their job candidates. Recent research carried out by Professor Claudio Bosio of the Catholic University del Sacro Cuore in Milan, reveals that 50% of qualified psychologists operating in the private sector already wor...


Luxembourg — Women drive employment rate up to 70.2%

3 May 2010

According to research carried out among 8,000 households by the National Statistics Office of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg (STATEC), the employment rate of individuals aged between 20 and 64 years has risen from 67.5% in 2000 to 70.2% in 2009. Employment among men has fallen from 80.8% in 2000...


Germany — Metal industry in favour of temporary employment

3 May 2010

The President of the employers association for the metal industry (Gesamtmetall), Martin Kannegiesser, bets on temporary employment and the future of the Euro. Kannegiesser told German daily Die Welt "it is difficult to plan ahead in our industry, which is why we need flexibility, both upwards a...


UK — Hydrogen expects operating profit for 2010 will be higher than anticipated by market

30 April 2010

Hydrogen Group plc (HYDG:LSE), the specialist professional recruitment business, has today issued an update on trading for the calendar year to date. "As outlined at the time of the preliminary results on 3 March 2010, the Group has begun to see signs of improvement in some of its UK and interna...


France — End of a monopoly

30 April 2010

The French Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC), will today lose its monopoly of finding jobs for managers who are registered with the government's official job centres (Pole Emploi), Le Figaro reports. This is regarded as a revolution in the French market because so far APEC was th...


Italy — Trust Index up by 0.45 points

30 April 2010

The latest so-called "Trust Index" (Indice di Fiducia), published by OD&M Consulting on behalf of staffing services firm GI Group, indicates that general trust in the future has risen by 0.45 points to 34.60 (on a scale from 0 to 100) in March 2010 compared to September 2009. Employee's trust in...


UK — Harvey Nash results better than expected

30 April 2010

Harvey Nash Group Plc (HVN:LSE), the professional recruitment and outsourcing consultancy, has today released results for the year ended 31 January 2010. Revenues were down by -10% from 420.1 million Pounds in January 2009 to 376.2 million Pounds in January 2010. Gross profits fell by -13% from...


Europe — Euro area unemployment rate at 10.0%, EU27 at 9.6%

30 April 2010

The latest statistics published today by the Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat), reveal that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in the Euro area (EA16) was 10.0% in March 2010, the same as in February. It was 9.1% in March 2009. The unemployment rate in the whole European...


Europe — Restructuring activity declines but job losses still outweigh job gains

29 April 2010

According to the latest quarterly European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) published by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound), large-scale restructuring activity in Europe continues its recent trend of decline, albeit one where job losses continue to...


Germany — Decline in employment slows down

29 April 2010

According to provisional data published by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment living in Germany amounted to 39.9 million in March 2010. Compared to March 2009, this was a decrease of -138,000 persons or -0.3%. In January and February 2010, the number o...