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Belgium — Kris Matthijs appointed new general director of T-Groep

16 February 2010

Kris Matthijs has been appointed new General Director of temporary staffing and HR consultancy group T-Groep Belgium. Matthijs joins T-Groep from Swiss staffing group Adecco where he worked for eight years. Before that he worked for five years for Dutch staffing group Randstad. T-Groep says in...


Switzerland — Unions want minimum salaries in order to avoid a fiasco

15 February 2010

Unions in the small land-locked country, which is surrounded by much larger economies with lower wage levels, are concerned that if the government does not do anything about controlling the salary levels of cross-border workers there will be social unrest, Le Nouvelliste reports. According to th...


Spain — Government allows temporary employment agencies onto national job board

15 February 2010

The Public State Service for Employment (Servicio Publico de Empleo Estatal) has opened its official job portal www.redtrabaja.es to temporary employment agencies Start People (part of USG People) and Manpower in order to reduce unemployment in the country. Manpower currently offers 50 jobs for...


UK — Monster Index down in January

15 February 2010

The UK Monster Employment Index for January 2010 published by job board specialist Monster Worldwide Inc, shows that online recruitment fell by nine points (-8%) in January as the online recruitment activity recorded a seasonal slowdown. The arts, entertainment, sports and leisure led all sector...


France — Temporary employment grew in Q3 and Q4 2009

15 February 2010

According to the latest data published by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (INSEE), temporary employment has grown by 36,900 individuals in the third quarter of 2009 and by 28,400 individuals in the fourth quarter of 2009, which is equal to a growth rate of 6%. This de...


Netherlands — DPA Flex Group to acquire WR Leading in Finance

12 February 2010

  DPA Flex Group (DPAFX:AEX), the specialist staffing solutions provider, has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of WR Leading in Finance, the financial and accounting services agency. The transaction price amounts to 7.34 million shares and 11.4 million Euro in...


UK — ADP acquires OneClickHR

12 February 2010

ADP (Nasdaq:ADP), the provider of outsourced HR, payroll, employment screening, and time and attendance services, has announced the acquisition of UK-based OneClickHR Plc, a supplier of HR technology solutions to UK-based companies and multi-national clients. By acquiring OneClickHR, which in th...


Netherlands — DPA Flex Group to acquire WR Leading in Finance

12 February 2010

DPA Flex Group (DPAFX:AEX), the specialist staffing solutions provider, has signed a letter of intent to acquire 100% of the outstanding stock of WR Leading in Finance, the financial and accounting services agency. The transaction price amounts to 7.34 million shares and 11.4 million Euro in cas...


France — CRIT Q4 2009 revenues far better than previous nine months

12 February 2010

Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the temporary staffing group, today announces Q4 2009 interim results. Revenues were down by -7.3% to 298.1 million Euro in Q4 2009 compared to 321.6 million Euro in Q4 2008, which is a considerable improvement over the previous three quarters where negative growth was in...


Greece — Unemployment reached 10.6% in November 2009

12 February 2010

As Eurozone ministers hold crisis talks to avert a collapse in the Greek economy, the latest Labour Force Survey published by the National Statistical Service of Greece reveals that the unemployment rate in November 2009 was 10.6% compared to 7.8% in November 2008 and 9.8% in October 2009.   The...