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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...


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...