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France — Temporary employment up by +2.3% in December 2009

10 February 2010

The latest seasonally adjusted data published last night by the government's official job centres 'Pole Emploi', reveals that temporary employment has grown by +2.3% month-on-month in December 2009. Year-on-year growth in December 2009 was +1.5%. The number of temporary employees in France reach...


Germany — Highest labour court decision nervously awaited by temporary employment agencies

10 February 2010

  After last year's decision by the Berlin Labour Court to disqualify the Christian Unions (CGZP) from being able to negotiate minimum salaries with temporary employment agencies, the industry is now looking nervously towards the highest labour court of Germany (Bundesarbeitsgericht), which migh...


Europe — Online recruitment activity slows in January 2010

9 February 2010

The Monster Employment Index Europe for January 2010, published today by job portal Monster Worldwide Inc, reveals that online recruitment activity in Europe slipped by a seasonally-mild 7% between December 2009 and January 2010. More notably, the long-term trend continues to improve; the annual...


Sweden — Uniflex Q4 2009 operating income up by 78% in Q4

9 February 2010

Uniflex AB (UFLXB:STO), the Sweden-based staffing group, has announced preliminary results for the fourth quarter of 2009 and the full-year ended 31 December 2009. Uniflex specialise in providing staffing solutions to the industrial, construction, warehouse, transport & logistics and commercial/...


Italy — Olympia Flexgroup AG sells Olympia Italia to UnoHolding

9 February 2010

  Olympia Flexgroup AG, the troubled Dutch-German staffing agency franchise, which announced cash flow insolvency last month, has sold its Italian operations Olympia Italia S.r.l. to staffing services group UnoHolding S.p.a. The move comes shortly after Olympia Flexgroup AG sold its Spanish ope...


Germany — Low wages and high benefits encourage temporary employees to stay in bed

9 February 2010

A new exclusive research report for German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine by the Karl-Brauer-Institut, the research arm of the Federation of German Taxpayers (Bund der Steuerzahler), reveals that temporary employees and employees in the hotel/restaurant business, the security sector and gardening/a...


Italy — Olympia Flexgroup AG sells Olympia Italia to UnoHolding

9 February 2010

Olympia Flexgroup AG, the troubled Dutch-German staffing agency franchise, which announced cash flow insolvency last month, has sold its Italian operations Olympia Italia S.r.l. to staffing services group UnoHolding S.p.a. The move comes shortly after Olympia Flexgroup AG sold its Spanish operat...


UK — Graduate job seekers lack confidence due to increased competition

9 February 2010

  Research carried out among 300 graduates and current under-graduates by Alexander Mann Solutions, the provider of Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) services, reveals that competition for graduate roles is set to be tougher than ever in 2010 as more than half of graduates from 2009 join the...


Germany — Low wages and high benefits encourage temporary employees to stay in bed

9 February 2010

  A new exclusive research report for German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine by the Karl-Brauer-Institut, the research arm of the Federation of German Taxpayers (Bund der Steuerzahler), reveals that temporary employees and employees in the hotel/restaurant business, the security sector and gardenin...


Europe — Online recruitment activity slows in January 2010

9 February 2010

  The Monster Employment Index Europe for January 2010, published today by job portal Monster Worldwide Inc, reveals that online recruitment activity in Europe slipped by a seasonally-mild 7% between December 2009 and January 2010. More notably, the long-term trend continues to improve; the annu...