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Germany — Temporary employment predicted to fare better than permanent employment

12 April 2010

41% of German regional labour agencies predict that there will be less job losses in temporary employment in 2010 than there were in 2009. 45% expect the temporary employment market to remain stable in 2010. Only 6% think that there will be more job losses in temporary employment this year than t...


UK — Michael Page Q1 gross profits up by +2.9% y/y

9 April 2010

Michael Page International Plc (MPI:LSE), the specialist recruitment consultancy, today releases an interim statement on first quarter 2010 results. Group Q1 2010 gross profits were up by +2.9% from 95 million Pounds to 97.8 million Pounds when compared to Q1 2009. In constant currency Q1 Group...


UK — Healthcare Locums shares up over bid hopes

9 April 2010

Shares of Healthcare Locums Plc (HLO:LSE), the healthcare staffing company, which plunged in March by -23.74% on shock profit warnings ,were up yesterday because of takeover talks by Equinox Partners, a financial advisory firm that specialises in cross-border mergers and management buy-outs, The...


UK — Equality Bill passed by House of Commons

9 April 2010

The new Equality Bill has been rushed through its approved by the House of Commons because of the election and will enter the statute book this week. The majority of the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 will come into force in October, with the implementation of some provisions being delayed u...


France — Temporary employment up by +15.2% year-on-year in February

9 April 2010

The latest statistics published by the government's official job centres 'Pole Emploi' reveal that at the end of February 2010 there were 561,400 temporary employees in France. The seasonally adjusted figures show a monthly increase of +1.4% or plus 7,700 temporary employees compared to January 2...


Ireland — Sigmar report +27% growth in Q1 2010

9 April 2010

The private Irish Recruitment group, Sigmar, report a significant growth in recruitment for Q1 2010. According to new figures published by the group, Q1 2010 represented a 27 percent quarter-on-quarter growth compared to Q4 2009. This is the second consecutive quarterly growth in job placements....


Spain — Still too many barriers for temporary employment agencies in spite of huge unemployment

9 April 2010

In spite of the European Union's Directive of November 2008, which urges all EU member countries to remove all unjustified barriers to entry for temporary employment agencies, Spanish temporary employment agencies are still prevented from operating in areas such as the construction industry, the...


Spain — Grupo Norte triples profits in spite of bad performance in temporary employment

8 April 2010

Grupo Norte, the provider of multiple services from temporary employment to security and cash transports, has announced a three-fold increase in pre-tax profits for the year 2009 in spite of a -15% fall in revenues. Revenues fell to 133 million Euro due to negative growth of -46% to 37 million E...


UK — Matchtech copes with the recession

8 April 2010

Matchtech Group plc (MTEC:LSE),the specialist technical recruitment company, today announces its unaudited results for the six months ended 31 January 2010. Revenues were down by -9% on H1 2009 and down by -5% on H2 2009 to 125.4 million Pounds. Net Fee Income (NFI) was down by -25% on H1 2009 a...


G7 Countries — Growth seen easing back slightly in the US, Europe and Japan in first half of 2010

8 April 2010

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) latest Interim Economic Assessment, the pickup in activity seen in the club of advanced industrialised states that meets annually to discuss important economic, financial, and political issues (G7 countries) in the las...