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UK — InterQuest results in line with market expectations

8 January 2010

  InterQuest Group (ITQ:LSE), the information technology recruitment firm, has issued a trading update for the year ended 31 December 2009. Full year results are expected to be in line with market expectations and the company continues to invest in the five new businesses which were started in 2...


Netherlands — Concern about too generous unemployment benefits

8 January 2010

  In his traditional New Year article published in 'Economisch Statistische Berichten' (ESB) the most senior civil servant at the Economic Affairs Ministry, Secretary General Chris Buijink, said that a reduction in the length of time income-related unemployment benefit is paid would be an import...


UK — Today's unemployed must not become tomorrow's unemployable says Prince's Trust

7 January 2010

  The latest 'YouGov Youth Index' published by the Prince's Trust, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to help young people, reveals that those out of work are significantly less happy with their health, friendships and family life than those in work. One in ten young people (11%) claim...


Switzerland — Adecco launches new life sciences business division

7 January 2010

Demographic development and social change have resulted in strong international dynamics in biotech and pharmaceutical research, or life sciences as it is also called. The pressure for innovation in this important industry sector is in stark contrast to the lack of well-qualified specialists avai...


Europe — Van Rompuy announces EU summit on the economy and employment

7 January 2010

  The European Union's (EU) first full-time President, the former Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy, has announced that he is summoning national heads of government to Brussels on 11 February 2010 for a special summit, which will concentrate on boosting the EU's competitiveness, economic...


UK — Hays reports stabilisation in demand in all major markets

7 January 2010

Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the specialist recruitment group, has today published a trade updating for the fourth quarter of 2009 ended 31 December. Like-for-like (LFL) organic net fee growth at constant currency was down by -30% in Q4 2009 compared to the same period last year. Permanent staffing LFL n...


Switzerland — Adecco launches new life sciences business division

7 January 2010

  Demographic development and social change have resulted in strong international dynamics in biotech and pharmaceutical research, or life sciences as it is also called. The pressure for innovation in this important industry sector is in stark contrast to the lack of well-qualified specialists a...


Europe — Van Rompuy announces EU summit on the economy and employment

7 January 2010

The European Union's (EU) first full-time President, the former Belgian Prime Minister Herman Van Rompuy, has announced that he is summoning national heads of government to Brussels on 11 February 2010 for a special summit, which will concentrate on boosting the EU's competitiveness, economic gro...


UK — Hays reports stabilisation in demand in all major markets

7 January 2010

  Hays Plc (HAS:LSE), the specialist recruitment group, has today published a trade updating for the fourth quarter of 2009 ended 31 December. Like-for-like (LFL) organic net fee growth at constant currency was down by -30% in Q4 2009 compared to the same period last year. Permanent staffing LF...


UK — Today's unemployed must not become tomorrow's unemployable says Prince's Trust

7 January 2010

The latest 'YouGov Youth Index' published by the Prince's Trust, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales to help young people, reveals that those out of work are significantly less happy with their health, friendships and family life than those in work. One in ten young people (11%) claim th...