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Germany — Decrease in employment slows in December 2009

28 January 2010

  According to provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment whose place of residence is Germany amounted to 40.3 million in December 2009. This is a decline by 211,000 persons or 0.5% against December 2008. Hence the year-on-year decrease i...


Ireland — CPL pre-tax profits up in spite of lower revenues

28 January 2010

Recruitment firm CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE) has reported pre-tax profits of 2.4 million Euro for the six months to December 2009, an improvement from the 1.5 million Euro reported the same time the previous year. However, the group's gross profit fell by 37% to 12.9 million Euro, reflecting th...


Poland — President changes his mind on temporary employment legislation

28 January 2010

  The Polish President Lech Kaczynski has indicated that he wishes to withdraw his support from legislation in force since 24 January 2010 on the employment of temporary staff, which allows employers to take on temporary employees within the six months period after permanent staff has been made...


France — Friends in high places and illegal workers

28 January 2010

The satirical and highly influential magazine 'Le Canard Enchaine' accuses a State Prosecutor and a Senior Police Officer of protecting a French company, which employs 500 illegal immigrants with no official papers. The police raided cleaning company Seni on 12 January 2010 and took three manage...


Ireland — CPL pre-tax profits up in spite of lower revenues

28 January 2010

  Recruitment firm CPL Resources Plc. (DQ5:ISE) has reported pre-tax profits of 2.4 million Euro for the six months to December 2009, an improvement from the 1.5 million Euro reported the same time the previous year. However, the group's gross profit fell by 37% to 12.9 million Euro, reflecting...


Poland — President changes his mind on temporary employment legislation

28 January 2010

The Polish President Lech Kaczynski has indicated that he wishes to withdraw his support from legislation in force since 24 January 2010 on the employment of temporary staff, which allows employers to take on temporary employees within the six months period after permanent staff has been made red...


France — Friends in high places and illegal workers

28 January 2010

  The satirical and highly influential magazine 'Le Canard Enchaine' accuses a State Prosecutor and a Senior Police Officer of protecting a French company, which employs 500 illegal immigrants with no official papers. The police raided cleaning company Seni on 12 January 2010 and took three man...


Germany — Decrease in employment slows in December 2009

28 January 2010

According to provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the number of persons in employment whose place of residence is Germany amounted to 40.3 million in December 2009. This is a decline by 211,000 persons or 0.5% against December 2008. Hence the year-on-year decrease in t...


Sweden — Number of employed decreased by 67, 000

28 January 2010

  According to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Sweden (SCB) the number of employed persons aged 15 to 74 in December 2009 amounted to 4,452,000 of whom 2,342,000 were men and 2,109,000 women. The total number of employed thereby decreased by 67,000 persons, of whom 3...


Germany — 5% wage increase for temporary employees

27 January 2010

The Association of Temporary Employers (BZA) and the German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB) have agreed to raise wages for temporary employees by 5%. On 1 May 2010 wages will rise by 2.5%. A further rise of 2.5% will start on 1 May 2011. On top of these rises, a one-off payment of 80 Euro per...