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UK — Further growth of staff appointment in January

3 February 2010

Permanent staff placements increased for the sixth month running during January, according to the Report on Jobs published by the Recruitment and Emplyment Confederation (REC) and KPMG today. Although weaker than December's peak, the rate of growth remained marked. Temporary/contract staff billi...


Europe — Labour Ministers concerned about level of youth unemployment

3 February 2010

  At an informal meeting of European Labour Ministers, held in Barcelona following the latest unemployment figures published by the Statistics Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the main subject was youth unemployment, Point24 reports. The average unemployment rate of the under 25 year ol...


UK — Further growth of staff appointment in January

3 February 2010

  Permanent staff placements increased for the sixth month running during January, according to the Report on Jobs published by the Recruitment and Emplyment Confederation (REC) and KPMG today. Although weaker than December's peak, the rate of growth remained marked. Temporary/contract staff bi...


Europe — Manpower to acquire Comsys and announces Q4 results

3 February 2010

  Manpower Inc. (NYSE:MAN), has announced a fall in fourth quarter 2009 revenues of 3.9% to $4.4 billion. Revenues fell by 11.6% on a constant currency basis. Net earnings in Q4 2009 were down by -61.8% to $29.1 million from $76 million in Q4 2008. On a constant currency basis Q4 2009 net ear...


Europe — Labour Ministers concerned about level of youth unemployment

3 February 2010

At an informal meeting of European Labour Ministers, held in Barcelona following the latest unemployment figures published by the Statistics Office of the European Union (Eurostat), the main subject was youth unemployment, Point24 reports. The average unemployment rate of the under 25 year olds...


Europe — Manpower to acquire Comsys and announces Q4 results

3 February 2010

Manpower Inc. (NYSE:MAN), has announced a fall in fourth quarter 2009 revenues of 3.9% to $4.4 billion. Revenues fell by 11.6% on a constant currency basis. Net earnings in Q4 2009 were down by -61.8% to $29.1 million from $76 million in Q4 2008. On a constant currency basis Q4 2009 net earning...


Portugal — Association launches information campaign on drugs and alcohol

3 February 2010

The Association of Private Employment Agencies (Apespe) has decided to run an information campaign among temporary employment agencies, temporary workers and employers on the prevention of drug and alcohol consumption at work. The campaign will be run in collaboration with the government's Safet...


Norway — Labour market remains stable

3 February 2010

  According to the latest Labour Force Survey, published today by Statistics Norway (SSB), seasonally-adjusted unemployment increased by 2,000 persons from August (as measured by the average of the months from July to September), to November (as measured by the average of the months from October...


UK — ReThink board optimistic about revenue growth for 2010

2 February 2010

  The Board of The ReThink Group Plc (RTG:LSE), the recruitment and technology services businesses, has reported on trading for the year ended 31 December 2009. In the Chairman's Statement accompanying the interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2009, the Chairman stated that the short...


Europe — Hudson Highland Q4 2009 revenues above expectation

2 February 2010

  Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:HHGP), the US-based provider of permanent staffing, contract staffing and talent management services, which in 2008 generated 47% of its gross margin in Europe, has provided preliminary information about its fourth quarter 2009 results. The company expects...