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Portugal — Temporary employment down by 20% in 2009

13 January 2010

  In an interview with Portuguese Press Agency Lusa, the President of the Association of Private Employment Agencies (Apespe) said that temporary employment has fallen by 20% in 2009 when compared to 2008. Marcelino Pena Costa told Lusa "the [temporary employment] sector had a turnover of 800 m...


Germany — OECD highlights the lack of employment protection for temporary workers

13 January 2010

The scandal of the abuse of temporary employment legislation by Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker has started discussions in Germany and further afield at all levels. Schlecker have now bowed to massive political and public pressure by announcing earlier this week that they will no long...


Netherlands — More money and more training rank top on employees' list of aspirations

13 January 2010

  A new survey carried out by temporary staffing agency Unique (part of USG People) among 980 employees in The Netherlands on the question of 'what do you want to achieve in your work in 2010?', the majority said that they would like to earn more money. 42% of respondents indicated that a highe...


Netherlands — More money and more training rank top on employees' list of aspirations

13 January 2010

A new survey carried out by temporary staffing agency Unique (part of USG People) among 980 employees in The Netherlands on the question of 'what do you want to achieve in your work in 2010?', the majority said that they would like to earn more money. 42% of respondents indicated that a higher s...


Portugal — Temporary employment down by 20% in 2009

13 January 2010

In an interview with Portuguese Press Agency Lusa, the President of the Association of Private Employment Agencies (Apespe) said that temporary employment has fallen by 20% in 2009 when compared to 2008. Marcelino Pena Costa told Lusa "the [temporary employment] sector had a turnover of 800 mill...


Germany — OECD highlights the lack of employment protection for temporary workers

13 January 2010

  The scandal of the abuse of temporary employment legislation by Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker has started discussions in Germany and further afield at all levels. Schlecker have now bowed to massive political and public pressure by announcing earlier this week that they will no l...


France — Temporary employment up by 0.9% in November 2009

13 January 2010

  According to the latest figures published by the French Government's job centres (Pole Emploi), temporary employment has risen by 0.9% month-on-month to 540,000 in November 2009. Year-on-year temporary employment was down by -5.9% or -34,000 jobs when compared to November 2008. In industry, t...


Italy — Illegal temporary employees from sub-Saharan Africa attacked by locals

13 January 2010

Hundreds of immigrants, mostly illegal temporary workers from sub-Saharan Africa, have been evacuated from an Italian town, authorities said on Sunday, following some of the worst racial violence in Italy since World War II, Reuters reports. The evacuation followed three days of clashes in the C...


UK — IDOX FY09 profits down to 4.5 million Pounds

12 January 2010

  IDOX Plc (IDOX:LSE), the supplier of information for knowledge management, products and services, today announces final results for the year ended 31 October 2009. IDOX owns TFPL whose services include the placement of permanent, interim management and contract personnel for a range of positio...


Germany — Drugstore chain bows to political and public pressure on in-house temporary employees

12 January 2010

  Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker, which stands accused of sacking staff and then re-employing them via its in-house temporary employment agency Meniar at almost half the usual hourly wage (6.70 Euro instead of 12.50 Euro) has given in to political and public pressure from the highest...