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Eastern Europe — Polish temporary employees not regarded as part of strategy

12 November 2009

Manpower Polska, the subsidiary of Manpower Inc., has published a survey entitled 'Temporary workers in companies' employment strategies', which shows that 87% of Polish employers do not perceive temporary workers as a key element of their employment strategy. Only 11% of the surveyed declared t...


Spain — Association predicts a further 250,000 job losses in January

12 November 2009

The Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) predicts that unemployment in the country will rise further due to the economic crisis. The latest report published by Agett entitled 'Avance del Mercado Laboral' (Developments in the Labour Market) predicts that in the fourth quart...


Ireland — Positive mood in the IT employment sector

12 November 2009

In the run up to the it@cork's Technology in Business Conference on 18 November, the Cork Network for IT Professionals has carried out a survey to establish what the current mood of the IT sector is. The survey revealed an optimistic attitude towards the global downturn with 72% of respondents c...


Italy — People with disabilities as part of the workforce

12 November 2009

A conference organised by Randstad Italia and the Venice-based university 'Universita di Ca' Foscari' on how to integrate people with disabilities into the corporate and public workforce is taking place in Venice today. Via its subsidiary 'H Opportunities', which specialises on helping people wi...


Spain — Government willing to consider German approach

11 November 2009

Elena Salgado, Minister for the Economy and Business, has announced that the government is willing to look into the concept of allowing people on unemployment benefit to work for a limited number of hours per week without any impact on benefit payments, El Mercantil Valenciano reports. The conce...


Sweden — Proffice acquires the Studentpoolen staffing business from TeliaSonera

11 November 2009

Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Scandinavian temporary and permanent staffing agency, today announces the acquisition of the Studentpoolen staffing business of TeliaSonera, the telecommunications firm. Studentpoolen provides staffing for parts of TeliaSonera's customer services on the Swedish marke...


UK — MrTed and Broadbean announce strategic partnership

11 November 2009

MrTed Ltd, the global provider of Talent Acquisition Solutions, has entered a strategic technology partnership with Broadbean Technology, the advertisement distribution and response tracking technology specialist. The partnership will give MrTed's customers the ability to instantly advertise pos...


UK — Innovative scheme aims to get vulnerable young people into employment

11 November 2009

The children's charity Action for Children has launched an innovative employment scheme named 'Step Ahead' which aims to raise the aspirations of young people to enter the workplace at a time when youth unemployment is at an all time high. Step Ahead has been developed and is being delivered wit...


Sweden — SJR revenues down slightly

11 November 2009

SJR in Scandinavia AB (SJRB:STO), the staffing specialist in the financial services sector, today announces interim results for the third quarter of 2009. Revenues were down from 3.2 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 2.9 million Euro in Q3 2009. Operating profit was down from 332,000 Euro to in Q3 200...


UK — Unemployment up by 0.1% to 7.8%

11 November 2009

The Office for National Statistics has today published the latest figures on the labour market for the three months ended September 2009. The employment rate for July to September 2009 was 72.5%, a fall of 0.1 percentage point on the quarter. There was a small increase of 6,000 in the number of...