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Greece – Unemployment rises to 13.9%

11 February 2011

The unemployment rate in November 2010 was 13.9% compared to 10.6% in November 2009 and 13.5% in October 2010, the latest Labour Force Survey published by the Hellenic Statistical Authority reveals.

The number of employed amounted to 4,307,054 persons while the number of unemployed amounted to 692,577...

France – Crit's revenues up +16.3%

10 February 2011

Revenues were up by +16.3% from 298 million Euro in Q4 2009 to 346.7 million Euro in Q4 2010 at Groupe CRIT (CEN:PAR), the France-based temporary employment and airport assistance specialist.

Interim results for the fourth quarter of 2010, published last night, reveal that revenues generated from temporary...

Europe – Hudson Highland's revenues up +20%

10 February 2011

Revenues were up by +20% from $182.5 million in Q4 2009 to $219.1 million in Q4 2010 at Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (HHGP:NMQ), the US-based international provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services. Compared to Q3 2010, revenues were up by +9.3%.

Financial results...

Italy – Agency employment up +9.6%

10 February 2011

The number of agency temporary employees was up by +9.6% from 227,000 in 2009 to 248,000 in 2010 according to data published by the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers' associations and unions (Ebitemp).

During the same period, overall employment (Occupazione Complessiva)...

World – High employment growth in developed economies

10 February 2011

The global economy moved up a gear at the start of 2011, generating a welcome upturn in developed world job creation. Initially dependent upon manufacturing, labour market recoveries are also spreading to the service sector, adding to hopes that recoveries are becoming more self-sustaining, the JPMorgan...

Eurozone – Economic climate rises further

10 February 2011

The latest indicator for the economic climate in the Euro area published by market research institute IFO in collaboration with the International Chamber of Commerce has risen clearly in the first quarter of 2011, surpassing its long-term average for the first time since the end of 2007. Especially the...

Germany – Skills shortages hold back economic expansion

10 February 2011

New research carried out by the German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) among 28,000 companies in the country, reveals that 46% of industrial companies in Germany expect their exports to rise in 2011. Only 5% expect export levels to fall.

DIHK President, Martin Wansleben, told a press conference "we expect...

Ireland – Professional jobs up +39%

10 February 2011

The latest Irish Employment Monitor published by professional recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley (subsidiary of Premier Group) shows that new job opportunities for professionals in Ireland increased by +39% from 5,227 in December 2010 to 7,250 in January 2011. This also represented a +37% increase...

UK – City jobs market jumps +11%

10 February 2011

The City recruitment market has leapt ahead as investment banks put in place contingency plans to deal with post-bonus defections according to research by financial services recruitment firm Astbury Marsden,

The number of new City job vacancies created in January 2011 jumped +11% to 5,440 up from 4,920...

Ireland – Job board attacked by hackers

10 February 2011

One of Ireland's largest job websites, RecruitIreland.com, has been hacked and user details seized, specialist publication Techeye reports.

At 13.50 hours on 8 February 2011 the website managers of the recruitment site were alerted to the breach. They shut down the website and database ten minutes later...