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UK — Staffline 2009 earnings better than expected

23 November 2009

Staffline Group Plc. (STAF:LSE), the temporary and permanent staffing agency, said in a trading update that the Board of Directors expect earnings for the year ended 31 December 2009 to be ahead of expectations. The company said that market conditions continue to be extremely challenging but the...


Portugal — Multipessoal Q3 revenues up by 51% compared to previous quarter

23 November 2009

  Staffing agency Grupo Multipessoal, which is owned by Grupo Espirito Santo, announces a 51% growth in revenues in Q3 2009 compared to the previous quarter, mainly due to the strong growth in temporary employment. Revenues were 37 million Euro and EBIT was up by 20% compared to the previous qu...


The Netherlands/Sweden — USG People and Proffice announce co-operation agreement

23 November 2009

Staffing agencies USG People of The Netherlands and Proffice of Sweden have announced their strategic co-operation agreement to work together on international assignments and allow each other better access to their respective marketplaces. The agreement formalises a partnership that has already...


Portugal — Multipessoal Q3 revenues up by 51% compared to previous quarter

23 November 2009

Staffing agency Grupo Multipessoal, which is owned by Grupo Espirito Santo, announces a 51% growth in revenues in Q3 2009 compared to the previous quarter, mainly due to the strong growth in temporary employment. Revenues were 37 million Euro and EBIT was up by 20% compared to the previous quart...


Spain — Prime Minister announces sweeping reforms but won't say which

23 November 2009

  Prime Minister (Presidente del Gobierno) Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero yesterday announced that the government will approve a sweeping package of reforms this week aimed at changing Spain's economic growth model, AFP reports. Zapatero said "the reforms will touch on all areas of the economy fr...


UK — Staffline 2009 earnings better than expected

23 November 2009

  Staffline Group Plc. (STAF:LSE), the temporary and permanent staffing agency, said in a trading update that the Board of Directors expect earnings for the year ended 31 December 2009 to be ahead of expectations. The company said that market conditions continue to be extremely challenging but...


Spain — Prime Minister announces sweeping reforms but won't say which

23 November 2009

Prime Minister (Presidente del Gobierno) Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero yesterday announced that the government will approve a sweeping package of reforms this week aimed at changing Spain's economic growth model, AFP reports. Zapatero said "the reforms will touch on all areas of the economy from...


The Netherlands — Unemployment exceeds 400,000

20 November 2009

According to the most recent figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), seasonally adjusted unemployment reached 403,000 in the period August-October 2009, breaking the 400,000 barrier for the first time in nearly three years. Seasonally adjusted unemployment grew by 4,000 in the period A...


Austria — 64% of companies plan to employ temporary employees in 2010

20 November 2009

According to the latest figures from the Austrian Ministry for Labour, the number of temporary employees in the country fell by 16% to 57,230 between mid 2008 and mid 2009. However, a new survey commissioned by temporary staffing agency group Trenkwalder reveals that 64% of agency clients plan t...


UK — Service Providers Association launches code of conduct

20 November 2009

The Service Providers Association (SPA), which represents companies who provide employment, payroll, tax, accountancy, administrative support and advice to the professional freelance workforce, has announced the launch of the first ever dedicated code of conduct to encompass the broad range of bu...