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France — Huge controversy over cheap foreign temporary employees

9 November 2009

Denis Digel, Manager at the 'Vegetables of France' Organisation (Legumes de France) told Reuters that government advisor Christophe Malvezin has suggested to the organisations' president to use cheap temporary labour from Eastern Europe as seasonal agricultural workers in order to reduce producti...


UK — Court battle against Royal Mail over temporary employees called off

6 November 2009

The CWU union is no longer pressing ahead with its legal challenge against Royal Mail over its policy of employing 30,000 temporary employees to deal with the postal backlog accrued during the recent national postal strikes, Independent Television News reports. The bitter dispute over jobs, pay...


Sweden — Svensk Internetrekrytering revenues down by -30%

6 November 2009

Svensk Internetrekrytering AB (SIR:STO), the Sweden-based job board specialist, today announces interim results for Q3 2009. Revenues fell by -30% from 723,000 Euro in Q3 2008 to 511,000 Euro in Q3 2009. The company made an operating loss of 48,000 Euro in Q3 2009 compared to an operating profit...


Sweden — Wise Group revenues down by -6%

6 November 2009

Wise Group AB (WISE:STO), the Swedish human resources services provider, today announces interim results for the three months ending September 2009. Revenues fell by -6% from 2.01 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 1.89 million Euro in Q3 2009. However, operating profits rose from 48,000 Euro in Q3 2008...


Italy — New regional incentivisation scheme for outplacement agencies

6 November 2009

The regional government of Lombardy (in the prosperous North of Italy) has decided to widen the incentivisation system of paying staffing agencies 700 Euro for finding six month jobs for the unemployed and 1,300 Euro for jobs lasting at least 12 months, to include outplacement agencies from 1 Dec...


Germany — Temporary employment up by 71,000 since May

6 November 2009

Temporary employment in Germany has gone up for the fourth consecutive time. According to the latest figures released by the Association of Temporary Employers (BZA), temporary employment has increased by 2.2% between the months of August and September 2009. The Temporary Employment Index, which...


Spain — Temporary employment agencies' legal status to be revised

5 November 2009

The governing socialist party (PSOE) has yesterday proposed to the lower house of the Spanish parliament (Congreso), to modify the legislation which governs temporary employment agencies, la Tiza reports. The plan is to allow temporary employment agencies to get involved in areas they are curren...


Switzerland — Adecco's constant currency Q3 revenues down by -28%

5 November 2009

Adecco SA (ADEN:VTX) announced today revenues down by -28%, in constant currency, from 5.1 billion Euro in Q3 2008 to 3.7 billion Euro in its interim results for Q3 2009. Gross profit fell by -29%, in constant currency, from 917 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 658 million Euro in Q3 2009. Profit befo...


UK — CWU to sue Royal Mail on Friday over temporary workers

5 November 2009

Relationships between Royal Mail management and the CWU union are deteriorating. The union has called out its 120,000 members on two more days of national strike over more flexible working practices on Friday this week and Monday next week, the Daily Telegraph reports. The union has also indicat...


France — Ethnic classifications highlighted by new report

5 November 2009

The anti racism organisation 'SOS Racisme' will publish a government commissioned report today on ethnic classifications by France-based companies and public sector organisations. Companies such as car manufacturer Nissan, Air France and Euro Disney are accused of categorising job candidates by...