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Ireland — Recruitment industry up at the end of 2009

14 January 2010

Reports from two recruitment firms show that the Irish hiring market ended 2009 on a positive note, RTE reports. Premier Group said it saw the first year on year monthly increase in the professional jobs market for the first time since February 2008 with a rise of 23%. It said the professional...


Germany — Chancellor Merkel speaks out for temporary employment

14 January 2010

The abuse of temporary employment legislation by Europe's largest drugstore chain Schlecker with the aim of cutting former employees' salaries in half by re-employing them via an in-house staffing agency has created suspicion against temporary employment altogether in Germany. The Federal Minist...


Germany — Daimler employs temporary workers again

14 January 2010

German carmaker Daimler AG (DAI) is ramping up capacity and employing temporary workers again, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports. A Daimler spokeswoman told the newspaper that the company is currently employing 300 temporary workers. She said the contracts will run until the end of the firs...


UK — Inquest into new guidelines on out of hours locum doctors

14 January 2010

An inquest into the death of a patient of Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust, who had been given 10 times the maximum dose of diamorphine by a locum doctor, is due to begin today. Patient David Gray had been treated by Daniel Ubani, a Nigerian doctor who holds a German passport, with a drug the d...


France — Randstad redundancy scheme invalidated by law court

14 January 2010

The tribunal of Bobigny in Greater Paris has invalidated a redundancy scheme (PSE) put forward by staffing group Randstad concerning 489 redundancies in France on the basis of a "brutal collapse of temporary employment activity, which has forced Randstad to adapt to a strong fall in demand", Le M...


UK —Savile Group shares down 27.5% following trading statement

13 January 2010

  Savile Group Plc (SAVG:LSE), the AIM quoted human resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management, has provided an update on trading for the six months ending 31 December 2009. The Group said in a statement yesterday "whilst the first quarter...


UK —Savile Group shares down 27.5% following trading statement

13 January 2010

Savile Group Plc (SAVG:LSE), the AIM quoted human resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management, has provided an update on trading for the six months ending 31 December 2009. The Group said in a statement yesterday "whilst the first quarter per...


France — Temporary employment up by 0.9% in November 2009

13 January 2010

According to the latest figures published by the French Government's job centres (Pole Emploi), temporary employment has risen by 0.9% month-on-month to 540,000 in November 2009. Year-on-year temporary employment was down by -5.9% or -34,000 jobs when compared to November 2008. In industry, temp...


Italy — Illegal temporary employees from sub-Saharan Africa attacked by locals

13 January 2010

  Hundreds of immigrants, mostly illegal temporary workers from sub-Saharan Africa, have been evacuated from an Italian town, authorities said on Sunday, following some of the worst racial violence in Italy since World War II, Reuters reports. The evacuation followed three days of clashes in th...


Portugal — Temporary employment down by 20% in 2009

13 January 2010

  In an interview with Portuguese Press Agency Lusa, the President of the Association of Private Employment Agencies (Apespe) said that temporary employment has fallen by 20% in 2009 when compared to 2008. Marcelino Pena Costa told Lusa "the [temporary employment] sector had a turnover of 800 m...