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Belgium — Number of outplacement up but success rates down

25 November 2009

  Randstad subsidiary Galilei's order book for outplacement assignments is up by 57% in 2009 compared to the previous year, RTL reports. Due to the numerous corporate re-structurings in the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, outplacement assignments are up by 73% when compared to last year. H...


Belgium — Number of outplacement up but success rates down

25 November 2009

Randstad subsidiary Galilei's order book for outplacement assignments is up by 57% in 2009 compared to the previous year, RTL reports. Due to the numerous corporate re-structurings in the Flemish-speaking part of Belgium, outplacement assignments are up by 73% when compared to last year. Howev...


UK — Allied Healthcare benefits from increased demand for Homecare

25 November 2009

  US quoted Allied Healthcare (AHCI:NSQ), has reported fiscal fourth quarter and year end results for the period ended 30 September 2009. While quoted in the US, the Company is one of the UK's leading providers of domiciliary home care and healthcare staffing services. For the fourth quarter of...


Germany — Cabinet likely to extend reduced working hours scheme

25 November 2009

  Chancellor Merkel's cabinet is likely to extend the reduced working hours scheme until the end of 2010, Die Zeit reports. The scheme was introduced in Autumn 2008 with the intention of enabling companies to hold on to their core personnel during times of thinner order books. The Federal Ag...


Norway — Unemployment stable at 3.1%

25 November 2009

According to the latest Labour Force Survey (LFS) published today by Statistics Norway the number of employed persons decreased by 23,000 or 0.8% in the third quarter of 2009. The unemployment rate remained stable at 3.1% of the labour force. The unemployment rate of August was revised down from...


Norway — Unemployment stable at 3.1%

25 November 2009

According to the latest Labour Force Survey (LFS) published today by Statistics Norway the number of employed persons decreased by 23,000 or 0.8% in the third quarter of 2009. The unemployment rate remained stable at 3.1% of the labour force. The unemployment rate of August was revised down from...


UK — Allied Healthcare benefits from increased demand for Homecare

25 November 2009

US quoted Allied Healthcare (AHCI:NSQ), has reported fiscal fourth quarter and year end results for the period ended 30 September 2009. While quoted in the US, the Company is one of the UK's leading providers of domiciliary home care and healthcare staffing services. For the fourth quarter of fi...


Germany — Cabinet likely to extend reduced working hours scheme

25 November 2009

Chancellor Merkel's cabinet is likely to extend the reduced working hours scheme until the end of 2010, Die Zeit reports. The scheme was introduced in Autumn 2008 with the intention of enabling companies to hold on to their core personnel during times of thinner order books. The Federal Agency...


The Netherlands — Temporary employees' working hours fall by -22%

25 November 2009

The latest market figures published by the Association of Temporary Employers (ABU) for the four weeks ended 1 November 2009 reveal that the number of working hours carried out by temporary employees in The Netherlands have decreased by -22% compared to the same period in 2008. The period had an...


The Netherlands — Humares re-brands XPE as Nova Engineering

24 November 2009

Humares, a specialist agency for the temporary placement and secondment of maritime, technical and industrial staff, has just re-branded the Dutch operations of subsidiary XPE Engineering as Nova Engineering. NOVA Engineering continues the Dutch operations of XPE Engineering, after Humares sold...