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Germany — Employment rises by 20,000

25 February 2010

The number of employed in Germany rose by 20,000 in January in seasonally adjusted terms, the Federal Statistical Office reported on Thursday. The rise brings the number of employed to 40.111 million, as measured in International Labour Organisation (ILO) terms.   January marks the second month...


Sweden — Proffice profitable again in Q4 2009

25 February 2010

Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Stockholm-quoted Nordic staffing group, has announced results for Q4 2009 and the full-year. Full-year turnover was down from 437.6 million Euro in 2008 to 400.9 million Euro in 2009. Full-year operating profit was up from 11.8 million Euro in 2008 to 16.4 million Eur...


UK — Hays sees improvement in APAC region but Europe lags

25 February 2010

Hays Plc. (HAS:LSE), the global specialist recruitment group, today announces six-month unaudited results for the half year ended 31 December 2009. Turnover was up by +1% from 1.27 billion Pounds in H2 2008 to 1.28 billion Pounds in H2 2009. Net fees were down by -31% from 383.7 million Pounds i...


France — January unemployment rises moderately

25 February 2010

  According to the latest data published by the French job centres (Pole Emploi) the number of category A unemployed (see definitions below) in France was up by 0.7% to 2,664,600 in January 2010 compared to December 2009. Compared to January 2009 category A unemployment was up by +16.1%. Catego...


Ireland — Almost 40% of Irish workers having to take on a second job

25 February 2010

New research from employment law firm Peninsula Ireland shows that almost 40% of Irish workers are having to take on a second job to cope with finances (up from 23% in 2008). Alan Price, Managing Director of Peninsula Ireland, said "taking on a second job may well be a short term answer to finan...


Sweden — Proffice profitable again in Q4 2009

25 February 2010

  Proffice AB (PROEB:STO), the Stockholm-quoted Nordic staffing group, has announced results for Q4 2009 and the full-year. Full-year turnover was down from 437.6 million Euro in 2008 to 400.9 million Euro in 2009. Full-year operating profit was up from 11.8 million Euro in 2008 to 16.4 million...


Ireland — Almost 40% of Irish workers having to take on a second job

25 February 2010

  New research from employment law firm Peninsula Ireland shows that almost 40% of Irish workers are having to take on a second job to cope with finances (up from 23% in 2008). Alan Price, Managing Director of Peninsula Ireland, said "taking on a second job may well be a short term answer to fi...


Netherlands — Dutch staffing market falls by -8% in January 2010

25 February 2010

According to the latest four-weekly report from the Dutch Staffing Association (ABU), the number of hours worked by temporary employees and the revenues generated by temporary employment agencies during the first four weeks of 2010 fell by -8% compared to the same period in 2009. The period had...


UK — 2010 talent management survey reveals growing confidence

25 February 2010

New research by employee assessment firm Talent Q, reveals that over half (55%) of UK organisations are anticipating increasing their investment in talent management in the year ahead, up 15% on 2009. The results of Talent Q's latest annual talent management survey suggest increased confidence ac...


France — January unemployment rises moderately

25 February 2010

According to the latest data published by the French job centres (Pole Emploi) the number of category A unemployed (see definitions below) in France was up by 0.7% to 2,664,600 in January 2010 compared to December 2009. Compared to January 2009 category A unemployment was up by +16.1%. Category...