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UK — Inquiry uncovers mistreatment of migrant and agency workers

15 March 2010

An inquiry by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, a statutory body under the Equality Act of 2006, has uncovered widespread evidence of the mistreatment and exploitation of migrant and staffing agency workers in the meat and poultry processing sector. One third of the permanent workforce a...


Germany — Third temporary employers' association starts minimum salary negotiations

15 March 2010

  As the third German employers' organisation for temporary employment, the Interest Grouping of Temporary Employers (iGZ) today starts negotiations on minimum salaries with the Federation of German Unions (DGB). The move comes after the recent agreements between The Federal Association of Temp...


Denmark — Internet job board market halves in 2009

15 March 2010

Jobindex (JOBNDX:CPH) the Denmark-based Internet job database operator, today publishes figures about the Danish labour market in its annual report. The total Danish Internet job advertisement market grew from approximately 21.9 million Euro in 2003 to 46.7 million Euro in 2008 but then halved t...


Portugal — Multipessoal's temporary employment revenues up by 43%

12 March 2010

Staffing agency Grupo Multipessoal, which is owned by Grupo Espirito Santo, has announced results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were up by +11% from 48.9 million Euro in 2008 to 54.5 million Euro in 2009. Revenues at Multipessoal's temporary employment arm grew by +43% compared t...


France — Positive surprise on job losses in 2009

12 March 2010

  The Institute for National Statistics (Insee) has yesterday published revised labour market statistics with a positive surprise. Job losses in 2009 were less than provisionally estimated last month. Provisional data in February had suggested that 400,000 jobs were lost in the private sector i...


Portugal — Multipessoal's temporary employment revenues up by 43%

12 March 2010

  Staffing agency Grupo Multipessoal, which is owned by Grupo Espirito Santo, has announced results for the year ended 31 December 2009. Revenues were up by +11% from 48.9 million Euro in 2008 to 54.5 million Euro in 2009. Revenues at Multipessoal's temporary employment arm grew by +43% compare...


Netherlands — Brunel Energy outperforms the rest of the group

12 March 2010

  Brunel International NV (BRNL:AEX), the Netherlands-based staffing and HR services group, has published results for 2009 as well as Q4 2009. Turnover increased by +3.4% from 714.2 million Euro in 2008 to 738.4 million Euro in 2009. Gross profits fell by -9.1% from 167 million Euro in 2008 to...


France — Positive surprise on job losses in 2009

12 March 2010

The Institute for National Statistics (Insee) has yesterday published revised labour market statistics with a positive surprise. Job losses in 2009 were less than provisionally estimated last month. Provisional data in February had suggested that 400,000 jobs were lost in the private sector in 2...


Netherlands — Brunel Energy outperforms the rest of the group

12 March 2010

Brunel International NV (BRNL:AEX), the Netherlands-based staffing and HR services group, has published results for 2009 as well as Q4 2009. Turnover increased by +3.4% from 714.2 million Euro in 2008 to 738.4 million Euro in 2009. Gross profits fell by -9.1% from 167 million Euro in 2008 to 151...


UK — EAS publishes new targets for 2010/11

12 March 2010

  The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate (EAS), the government body which regulates employment agencies, has published achievements in the last year as well as new targets to ensure that vulnerable agency workers get better protection after meeting or exceeding nearly all of its previous g...