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UK — Reducing Northern Ireland corporation tax could create 90,000 jobs

17 February 2010

The Northern Ireland Economic Reform Group (ergNI) of senior economists, accountants and business interests has launched a report on reduced corporation tax for Northern Ireland. The report argues that reducing corporation tax from the current UK-wide rate of 28% to the 12.5% levied on firms sout...


UK — Employers upbeat about growth in UK jobs

17 February 2010

  The latest JobsOutlook survey from the REC has again demonstrated that confidence is returning amongst employers. According to the latest survey, a total of 94% of employers expect either to maintain or grow their permanent workforces in the next 12 months. The survey also shows that one i...


Spain — Women fare better during the recession than men

17 February 2010

  According to a new research report published by Randstad Spain, women have done much better in the labour market during the economic crisis than men because the sectors worst hit are fundamentally male dominated. Most jobs lost in Spain over the last two years were either in or closely linked...


UK — Q4 unemployment unchanged at 7.8%

17 February 2010

  The latest Labour Market Report for the period from October to December 2009 published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the employment rate during the period was 72.4%, down by -0.1% on the quarter. The number of people in employment fell by -12,000 on the quarter t...


UK — 2010 will see a 'jobs light, pay tight' recovery

17 February 2010

  The latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey of over 700 employers published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and KPMG, reveals that more redundancies and a substantial fall in employment intentions in the public sector mark a difficult quarter for the jobs m...


Germany — Chemical giant Bayer sells in-house staffing agency

16 February 2010

In the wake of the so-called Schlecker scandal, when Europe's largest drugstore chain hired staff from an in-house temporary staffing agency in order to undercut sector negotiated minimum wages, the chemical giant Bayer has decided to sell its in-house staffing agency Job@ctive GmbH to staffing a...


Finland — Unemployment reaches 8.2%

16 February 2010

According to the Labour Force Survey for 2009, published by Statistics Finland (Stat) the employment rate in the Nordic country with a total population of 5.4 million, which had been rising for the four previous years, fell in 2009. The rate fell by 2.3 percentage points from the previous year an...


Europe — CareerBuilder network Europe saw 8% increase in traffic in 2009

16 February 2010

CareerBuilder, the online job portal owned by Gannett Co. Inc, Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company and Microsoft, announced today that it saw an 8% increase in CareerBuilder Network European traffic in 2009 over 2008, according to comScore Media Metrix. The record increased traffic is not onl...


Finland — Marja Pylkkanen appointed managing director of Monster Oy

16 February 2010

35 year old Marja Pylkkanen has been appointed Managing Director of Monster Oy, the online recruitment portal of international Monster as of 1 March 2010. She has worked at Monster Oy and its predecessor www.Jobline.fi for nearly ten years, lately as Product and Development Director.   Pylkkane...


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...