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UK — CEBR revises up forecasts for UK economic growth

16 April 2010

New forecasts for the United Kingdom economy by economics consultancy Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), show an upward revision in its forecasts for the UK economy compared with the previous forecasts released in January. The forecasts show Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in...


Spain — Unemployment estimated to have reached 19.9% in Q1 2010

16 April 2010

According to the latest Labour Market Monitor published by the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) and international financial analysts AFI, unemployment reached an estimated 19.9% in the first quarter of 2010. It was 18.83% in the fourth quarter of 2009. Agett and Afi the...


France — Groupe Crit's French revenues down in line with the market

15 April 2010

Groupe Crit SA (CEN:PAR), the France-based temporary employment and airport assistance specialist, has published results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Consolidated revenues were down from 1.45 billion Euro in 2008 to 1.12 billion Euro in 2009. Staffing revenues fell by -25.1% to 943.6 mil...


Europe — Combating unemployment will remain a policy priority

15 April 2010

A study, released as part of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) World Economic Outlook (WEO), says that given the sluggish economic recovery and the lingering effects of the global financial crisis, average unemployment across advanced economies is forecast to remain high through 2011, even...


UK — Financial services job opportunities are on the up

15 April 2010

City job vacancies have increased by +121% in the first quarter of 2010 to 11,020 roles from 4,970 in the first quarter of 2009, research by financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden reveals. New candidate registrations also saw a sharp rise of +21% in the first quarter of 2010 compare...


France — 1.7 million new jobs this year?

15 April 2010

According to the latest annual survey carried out by the government's official job centres (Pole Emploi), 20% of companies intend to employ at least one person this year, which would represent 1.7 million new jobs in 2010 in France and the overseas dominions. 50% of employers want to offer perma...


Sweden — Government maps out path forward for exit from the crisis

15 April 2010

The Swedish government today publishes its Spring 2010 Fiscal Policy Bill In total, the Government is committing a further SEK 4.9 billion (500 million Euro) during 2010. The aim is to ensure that those who have suffered most from the crisis do not get left behind and to stimulate the demand for...


Netherlands — Fast growing Otto Work Force buys Empresaria's Dutch operations

15 April 2010

Empresaria Group Plc, the AiM quoted staffing firm, has decided to exit the Dutch market where it had only a small loss-making presence. The group has therefore entered into an agreement on 13 April 2010 to dispose of its 60% interest in its Dutch staffing business, EAR Holding B.V., to the fast...


UK — New Board Director at Initio International

14 April 2010

Recruitment firm Initio International Ltd., has announced that Matthew Briand the President of Monroe Staffing Inc., one of Initio's subsidiaries has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Briand was elected at Initio's board meeting today. "Matt brings an incredible wealth of knowledge an...


Europe — OECD composite leading indicators point to continued expansion

14 April 2010

The latest Composite Leading Indicators (CLI) for February 2010 published by the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), point to economic expansion, albeit at a different pace across countries and regions. The CLI is designed to provide early signals of turning points (p...