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Germany — Employers fight over apprentices

7 June 2010

In spite of falling numbers of applicants due to the aging of the population, German companies have signed up 131,531 new apprentices by May 2010. This is only -1.2% less apprentices than in May 2009. Hans Heinrich Driftmann, President of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), told...

UK — Prime People profits down but current year has shown a solid start

4 June 2010

Prime People Plc (PRP:LSE), the staffing services specialist for the real estate sector, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2010. Gross fee income was down from 20.6 million Pounds in 2009 to 14.2 million Pounds in 2010. Net fee income was down from 10.4 million Poun...

UK — SThree Q2 2010 profits up by +8% versus Q1

4 June 2010

SThree Plc (STHR:LSE), the international specialist staffing firm, today issues its normal update on financial and operating data for the six month period ended 30 May 2010, being the first half of the financial year ending 28 November 2010. Group gross profits fell by -19% at constant currency...

Germany — Association President against further legislation for temporary employment

4 June 2010

Martin Kannegiesser, President of the Employer Association for the Metal Industry (Gesamtmetall), said yesterday in Berlin that his industry relies on temporary employees. At the same time, Mr. Kannegiesser came out strongly against further legislation which would limit temporary employment in Ge...

UK — Penna impacted by recruitment freeze in public sector

4 June 2010

Penna Consulting Plc (PNA:LSE), the international human resources consulting group today announces preliminary unaudited results for the year ended 31 March 2010. Revenues were up by +72% from 63.2 million Pounds in 2009 to 108.5 million Pounds in 2010. Like for like revenues were down from 63.2...

Netherlands — Salary increase agreed via collective bargaining

4 June 2010

The Dutch Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU) has agreed an increase in salary for temporary employees in the Netherlands following the traditional annual collective bargaining process with the relevant unions. From 5 July 2010 temporary employees will receive a +1% increase in pa...

Austria — Alexander Praschek named new president of temporary employment association

4 June 2010

The Austrian Association of Temporary Employers (VZA), has elected Alexander Praschek as new President. Previously Praschek was, as Vice-President, in charge of the Association's international relations. It will be a priority for Mr. Praschek to further extend international relations with other...

UK — Kellan Group CFO resigns with immediate effect

4 June 2010

Kellan Group Plc (AIM:KLN.L), the IT, accountancy, hospitality, leisure and professional services recruitment group, has today announced that Will Coker has resigned as the Group's Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. Mr Coker, who has been in discussions with the board of Kellan to en...

France — Unemployment stable at high level

4 June 2010

The latest unemployment figures published last night by the National Institute for Statistics and Economic Research (Insee), reveal that the unemployment rate in France has not changed in Q1 2010 compared to Q4 2009 and has remained stable at 9.5% or 2.7 million job seekers. In France and the ov...

Latest Research for Western Europe

4 June 2010

Following on from the excellent work done by Eurociett for 2005 we present our view of the level of industry consolidation in 2009. This can be  downloaded by members only by clicking here.