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France — Unemployment up by 2%

27 November 2009

According to the latest statistics published last night by the Ministry for the Economy, category A unemployment (job seekers, out of work) in October was up by 2% to 2.62 million compared to 2.57 million in the previous month. Compared to October 2008, category A unemployment is up by 25%. Unem...


UK — Interim Managers streamline local councils

27 November 2009

  Local councils are increasingly turning to interim managers as they are facing government pressure to cut budgets as well as improve services and change the way they are delivered, the Guardian reports. According to the latest figures from the Interim Management Association (IMA) local counci...


UK — FDM Group offer agreed

27 November 2009

  Private equity group Inflexion is set to load 13 million Pounds of debt on to FDM Group (FDMG:LSE), the international IT services company after it won backing for a 141 Pence per share takeover offer, the Financial Times reports. The independent board of FDM yesterday backed a third offer, wh...


Belgium — Modest growth in temporary employment

27 November 2009

  The latest temporary employment statistics published by the Federation of Human Resources Agencies (Federgon) reveal that overall temporary employment in October 2009 was up by 1% compared to September 2009. Among blue collar workers the number of hours worked by temporary employees grew by 1...


Germany — Managerial level temporaries have not lost their jobs

26 November 2009

  A report by the Federal Statistics Office (Statistisches Bundesamt) reveals that the recent job losses among temporary employees were directly linked to their level of training, education and experience. In the second quarter of 2009 the number of unqualified temporary labourers fell by -49%...


UK — Harvey Nash shares tumble following interim management statement

26 November 2009

  Harvey Nash Group Plc. (HVN:LSE), the recruitment and outsourcing group, yesterday published an interim management statement for the period from 1 August 2009 to 24 November 2009, which sent their shares down by -17.98% to 36.50 Pence. The group said "in our interim results issued on the 30t...


UK — Tightened recruitment laws on immigrants are holding back business

26 November 2009

  The UK points-based system on employing immigrants from non-European Union (EU) countries enables employers to hire non-EU workers if their jobs are included in a list of occupations considered to have a shortage of skilled workers in the UK. Under the new rules proposed by the Migration Advi...


UK — Tightened recruitment laws on immigrants are holding back business

26 November 2009

The UK points-based system on employing immigrants from non-European Union (EU) countries enables employers to hire non-EU workers if their jobs are included in a list of occupations considered to have a shortage of skilled workers in the UK. Under the new rules proposed by the Migration Advisor...


UK — GLA guidance on travel scheme and umbrella companies

26 November 2009

  The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has issued a guidance brief for GLA license holders who operate travel schemes and for those who use the payroll services of an umbrella company. Members are reminded that payroll companies who employ workers directly must hold a GLA license. The use o...


UK — GLA guidance on travel scheme and umbrella companies

26 November 2009

The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) has issued a guidance brief for GLA license holders who operate travel schemes and for those who use the payroll services of an umbrella company. Members are reminded that payroll companies who employ workers directly must hold a GLA license. The use of a...