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Spain — Extra temporary employment for Christmas up by 10% in the capital

29 December 2009

  According to the Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) the number of people who have found temporary employment over the festive season in the Madrid region is up by 10% to 70,000 when compared to last year. However, compared to the pre-economic crisis seasons it is down b...


UK — 250,000 further job losses forecast before unemployment peaks at 2.8 million

29 December 2009

In its annual employment Barometer Report for 2010, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) forecasts that the coming year will be better for jobs than 2009, but unemployment will continue to rise until at least the summer and there will be below inflation pay increases for mo...


UK — 250,000 further job losses forecast before unemployment peaks at 2.8 million

29 December 2009

  In its annual employment Barometer Report for 2010, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) forecasts that the coming year will be better for jobs than 2009, but unemployment will continue to rise until at least the summer and there will be below inflation pay increases for...


UK — Majority of firms plan to freeze wages

29 December 2009

  The latest British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Monthly Business Survey, reveals the extent to which company cash flow is being squeezed and the increasing number of employees in the private sector facing pay cuts or freezes. The results from 400 companies across the UK show that a staggering 5...


UK — Majority of firms plan to freeze wages

29 December 2009

The latest British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Monthly Business Survey, reveals the extent to which company cash flow is being squeezed and the increasing number of employees in the private sector facing pay cuts or freezes. The results from 400 companies across the UK show that a staggering 58%...


France — Three months grace on employing senior workers

29 December 2009

  The percentage of workers aged 55 to 64 in France trails behind the European Union target, Le Figaro reports. The government is now trying to reach the Brussels target as soon as possible. As from 1 January 2010 all companies of 50 employees and more, which do not have a plan of action in pla...


France — Three months grace on employing senior workers

29 December 2009

The percentage of workers aged 55 to 64 in France trails behind the European Union target, Le Figaro reports. The government is now trying to reach the Brussels target as soon as possible. As from 1 January 2010 all companies of 50 employees and more, which do not have a plan of action in place...


Spain — Unemployment expected to rise to 4.5 million

28 December 2009

The latest labour Euro Index (Euroindice) published by IESE Business School on behalf of Adecco Spain reveals that youth unemployment (under 25 year olds) in Spain in the third quarter of 2009 had reached 38.6% whilst unemployment for the over 25 year olds was 15.6%. These are the highest unemplo...


France — Unemployment rises very modestly in November

28 December 2009

The latest monthly unemployment figures published by DARES on behalf of the French National Jobcentres (Pole Emploi) show a modest unemployment rise of 3,100 or 0.1% in November 2009 compared to the previous month. Year-on-year unemployment was up by 22.1% in November 2009 when compared to the s...


UK — Undercover temporary employees witness Royal Mail chaos

28 December 2009

Two Daily Mail reporters who worked undercover as temporary employees at two separate Royal Mail depots during the peak period before Christmas have witnessed scenes of utter chaos and mis-management. The British Post Office has recently been faced with a series of enormous problems from a 10% d...