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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...


UK — City job vacancies rise to highest number recorded this year

11 November 2009

Morgan McKinley, the global recruitment consultancy, today publishes its London Employment Monitor - October 2009 entitled 'Monitoring the pulse of the City jobs market'. During October 2009, the number of new financial services job vacancies in London rose by 15% compared to the previous month....


France — Staffing agencies present charter on equality in recruitment

10 November 2009

The Association for Equality in Professional Competence (l'Association A Competence Egale) and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Secretary of State for Digital Economy (Economie numerique) are going to launch a charter on the fundamental principles of collecting, storing and using information about job...


Portugal — Shortage of doctors leads to desperate measures

10 November 2009

The National Health Service of Portugal (SNS) has been accused of placing dentists, surgeons, urologists and 'recycled' retired doctors in the positions of family doctors out of desperation over a huge shortage of General Practitioners (GPs), Diario de Noticias reports. The Managing Director of...


Europe — Monster employment index rises for the first time since February

10 November 2009

The Monster Employment Index Europe published monthly by job board specialist Monster Worldwide Inc., shows a 2% uptick in October this year. The index increased for the first time in eight months as the number of online opportunities rose. The number of job offers is still down 32% year-on-yea...


Portugal — Easier access to unemployment benefit for temporary workers

9 November 2009

Prime Minister Jose Sokrates has announced in the Portuguese Parliament that the time span during which an individual has worked required to qualify for unemployment benefit will be reduced for a limited period in order to soften the effects of the current economic crisis, Jornal de Negocios repo...


The Netherlands — Randstad shares no longer a clear sell

9 November 2009

According to Deutsche Bank Equity Research Randstad shares will likely remain very volatile but are no longer a clear Sell. The company says in its latest analysis "We see less earnings risks but believe it is too early to predict that a recovery would beat expectations. Upgrade from Sell to Ho...


Denmark — Jobindex PBT down but still in profit

9 November 2009

Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX:CPH), the Denmark-based job board specialist, announces interim results for the 3rd quarter of 2009. Net sales fell from 3.9 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 2.1 million Euro in the same period of this year. Profit before tax fell from 1.6 million Euro in 2008 to 443,000 Euro in 2...


Ireland — Thousands of public sector jobs at risk

9 November 2009

After having announced that next year's budget, which will be presented on 9 December, will have to include 4 billion Euro of savings due to the dire state of Irish public finances, the government has now become clearer on how this will be achieved, the Irish Examiner reports. Taoiseach (ancient...


France — Industrial Confidence continues to rise

9 November 2009

French industrial confidence continued to rise for an eighth month in October, survey data released by the Bank of France shows today. The sentiment indicator rose to 95 in October. Economists had forecast the index to remain unchanged at September's revised reading of 93. Confidence rose main...