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Sweden — The worst of the recession may be over

20 January 2010

  Sweden's National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsformedlingen) reports that 9% of the country's workforce was unemployed or part of a government-sponsored job scheme in December 2009 compared to 5.8% a year earlier. On the other hand, 30,000 people registered with the agency found jobs in De...


Germany — Olympia Flexgroup AG announces cash flow insolvency

20 January 2010

  The board of directors of Olympia Flexgroup AG (AOUZ.EUR:PLU) has yesterday applied to a court in Dusseldorf for an insolvency regime due to the inability to pay debts as they fall due. The application concerns only Olympia Flexgroup AG based in Dusseldorf. The operative subsidiaries Olympia...


Germany — Olympia Flexgroup AG announces cash flow insolvency

20 January 2010

The board of directors of Olympia Flexgroup AG (AOUZ.EUR:PLU) has yesterday applied to a court in Dusseldorf for an insolvency regime due to the inability to pay debts as they fall due. The application concerns only Olympia Flexgroup AG based in Dusseldorf. The operative subsidiaries Olympia Per...


UK — Ethnic youth unemployment reaches worrying levels

20 January 2010

Ahead of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) jobless figures published today (see article above), new analysis from the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) shows that almost half (48%) of black people aged between 16-24 are now unemployed. Unemployment among this group is up b...


Sweden — The worst of the recession may be over

20 January 2010

Sweden's National Public Employment Agency (Arbetsformedlingen) reports that 9% of the country's workforce was unemployed or part of a government-sponsored job scheme in December 2009 compared to 5.8% a year earlier. On the other hand, 30,000 people registered with the agency found jobs in Decem...


UK — Ethnic youth unemployment reaches worrying levels

20 January 2010

  Ahead of the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) jobless figures published today (see article above), new analysis from the Institute for Public Policy Research (ippr) shows that almost half (48%) of black people aged between 16-24 are now unemployed. Unemployment among this group is u...


UK — Unemployment figures not as bad as expected

20 January 2010

  According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the employment rate for September to November 2009 was 72.4%. This is the lowest since the winter of 1996-97 and is down 0.1 on the quarter. The number of people in employment fell by 14,000 on the quarter to reach 28.9...


UK — ASA bans offensive Reed Online advertisement

20 January 2010

  The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a radio advertisement for recruitment firm Reed Online for implying that Germans are tyrannical, the BBC reports. The radio campaign featured a man speaking to his boss, who responded in loud staccato bursts evocative of the speeches of Ado...


UK — ASA bans offensive Reed Online advertisement

20 January 2010

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned a radio advertisement for recruitment firm Reed Online for implying that Germans are tyrannical, the BBC reports. The radio campaign featured a man speaking to his boss, who responded in loud staccato bursts evocative of the speeches of Adolf...


UK — Unemployment figures not as bad as expected

20 January 2010

According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the employment rate for September to November 2009 was 72.4%. This is the lowest since the winter of 1996-97 and is down 0.1 on the quarter. The number of people in employment fell by 14,000 on the quarter to reach 28.92 m...