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Belgium — Graduate unemployment up by 20%

18 November 2009

According to the latest figures by the National Office for Employment (ONEM) unemployment among the better educated is up by 20% in October 2009 compared to October 2008, whilst general unemployment is only up by 11% during the same period. The higher the level of academic qualification, the hig...


France — Employment week for people with disabilities

17 November 2009

The 13th Employment Week for People with Disabilities, which will continue until Friday, is taking place all over France with 150 events organised this week. In an interview with Capital, Pierre Blanc, Managing Director of the 'Association for the Management of Funds for the Integration of Peopl...


Germany — Adecco pays for professional training of temporary employees

17 November 2009

The shortage of qualified staff in the health and social care industries is becoming a serious problem for Germany. At the worst moment of the current economic crisis total job offers were down by -38% compared to only -3.6% in the health and care sectors. Bernd Sydow, Managing Director of Adecc...


UK — Care UK revenues up by 20%

17 November 2009

Care UK Plc (CUK:LSE), the health and social care provider, today announces preliminary results for the year ended 30 September 2009. Revenues increased by 20% from 341.6 million Pounds in 2008 to 410 million Pounds in 2009. Adjusted operating profit increased by 7% from 36.4 million Pounds in...


UK — Network Group Holdings buys Network Recruitment Solutions

17 November 2009

Network Group Holdings (NGH:LSE) has acquired 51% of Lewisham-based Network Recruitment Solutions (NRS) from Pertemps Investments in return for 5 million shares. The remaining 49% is owned by the managing directors of NRS, who will be able to convert their holding into NGH shares. NRS, which...


UK — Tough pay restrain ahead

16 November 2009

Employers are keeping a tight rein on pay, but recruitment freezes are starting to thaw and some of the dramatic changes made to working patterns during the recession are now being eased. Research by the CBI and recruitment experts Harvey Nash revealed that half of all employers are planning to...


France — Temporary workers without official papers continue to cause chaos

16 November 2009

Temporary workers without official papers (Sans-papiers) are still occupying temporary employment agencies in order to protest against their treatment by the French authorities, Le Nouvel Observateur reports. The offices of temporary staffing agencies Synergie, CRIT Interim and Vediorbis in Noge...


Portugal — Hundreds of nurses desert the country

16 November 2009

Temporary employment agencies are luring health industry workers away from Portugal with the promise of tax free salaries, free accommodation and generous time off arrangements, the Portugal News reports. Foreign recruiters who once looked to Scandinavia, the UK and Ireland are now turning to Po...


Germany — In-house temporary employment agencies to cut wages

16 November 2009

More and more large German companies have founded their own in-house temporary employment agencies in order to hire out staff to themselves and thereby avoid industry-agreed minimum wages, Wirtschaftswoche reports. Minimum wages in Germany are agreed in each industry sector via bilateral agreeme...


France — Employment stabilises in the third quarter of 2009

16 November 2009

According to figures published by the National Institute for Statistics (INSEE) net job losses in the business sector in the third quarter of this year amounted to only 5,500 jobs. This figure contrasts sharply with the very high job losses registered since the second quarter of 2008, Le Figaro r...