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Spain — Huge North South divide on long-term unemployment

30 October 2009

According to the Association of Larger Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett), long-term unemployment in Spain has reached 5.29% in the third quarter of 2009, double the percentage of last year and a 210% increase on Q3 2007. Spain therefore has more than 1.2 million people who have been unemplo...


UK — CWU warns temporary employment agencies not to supply staff

30 October 2009

As the national postal strike over work conditions and modernisation continues on its fourth day, with another day to come tomorrow, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) has written to 40 temporary employment agencies telling them about their 'legal responsibilities' not to supply workers to do...


The Netherlands — Dutch workers prefer the 1.5 income model

30 October 2009

In spite of the government's efforts to boost female employment levels in order to up tax receipts and stimulate women's financial independence, Dutch women are happy to work part-time and don't plan to work more hours. According to new research carried out by the government's Social Policy Unit...


UK — ACAS releases temporary employees before they can claim for unfair dismissal

29 October 2009

The government's Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS), which will probably be asked to help Royal Mail and the CWU union to resolve their disagreements on working conditions and the issue of Royal Mail allegedly illegally employing temporary staff during a legal strike, has itsel...


The Netherlands — Revenue trend gradually turning at Randstad

29 October 2009

Organic growth at Randstad (RAND:AEX), excluding the impact of currency effects, acquisitions and disposals was down by -28% from 4.4 billion Euro in Q3 2008 to 3.2 billion Euro in Q3 2009. The temporary and permanent staffing group, announced today in its interim results for the third quarter of...


France — Groupe CRIT revenues down by -21.3% in Q3 2009

29 October 2009

Groupe CRIT (CRIT:PAR), the France-based temporary employment and airport assistance specialist, has reported revenues down by -21.3% from 383.9 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 302.1 million Euro in the third quarter for 2009 ended 30 September 2009. CRIT saw revenue fall by -29% in each of the previo...


France — Council of State annuls government decree on work permits

29 October 2009

Progress is being made on how to resolve the dilemma of giving illegally employed temporary employees, from outside the European Union, proper work permits in order to be able to legally live and work in France, Le Monde reports. The current legal situation is based on a law passed in November 2...


UK — Tribal PBT expected to be in line with expectations

28 October 2009

Tribal Group Plc (TRB:LSE), the consultancy, professional support and delivery services group focused on the public sector, has published a trading update covering the period from 30 June 2009 to date. The group says: "The Board now believes that underlying profit before tax for the year ending...


Sweden — Poolia revenues down by -9%

28 October 2009

Poolia AB (POOLB:STO), the Swedish temporary and employment staffing agency has announced interim results for the third quarter of 2009. Revenues were down by -9% from 349.2 million Euro in Q3 2008 to 317.9 million Euro in Q3 2009. Revenues in the Swedish market accounted for 151.4 million Euro...


The Netherlands — USG People Revenues down by -27%

28 October 2009

USG People N.V. (USG.AEX), the staffing, secondment and HR services group, have today announced their interim results for the third quarter of 2009. Revenues were down by -27% from 1.07 billion Euro in Q3 2008 to 779 million Euro in the same period of this year. Gross profits were down by -34%...