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Belgium – Agency temporary employment down in December 2010

27 January 2011

The latest monthly figures concerning the Belgian temporary employment market published yesterday by the Federation of Employment Partners (Federgon) reveal that the number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in December 2010 was fell by -1.68% compared to the previous month.

The number of hours...

France – Unemployment rises by +1% in December 2010

27 January 2011

The latest data published by the official government job centres (Pole Emploi) reveals that the number of category A (Unemployed) job seekers registered with job centres in December 2010 rose by +1% or +27,100 individuals to 2,725,200 compared to the previous month. Compared to December 2009, it was...

Finland – Unemployment rate 7.9% in December 2010

27 January 2011

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published by Statistics Finland (Tilastokeskus) there were -13,000 fewer employed in December 2010 than in December 2009. The unemployment rate was the same at 7.9%.

There were +18,000 more employed in the fourth quarter of 2010 (October to December) than one...

Ireland – Grafton appoints Robert Dix as Chairman

27 January 2011

Robert Dix has been appointed Chairman of Grafton Employment Group.

Dix trained as an accountant with KPMG Ireland where he worked for 33 years and was a member of the board when he left the organisation in 2008. He then joined business tycoon Barry O'Callaghan's family office where he was responsible...

UK – Public sector spending cuts hit Servoca

26 January 2011

Revenues were down by -12.8% from 57.6 million Pounds in 2009 to 50.2 million Pounds in 2010 at Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), the provider of public sector resourcing and outsourced services.

Preliminary results for the year ended 30 September 2010 announced today reveal that gross profit fell by -16.7% from...

UK – Difficult trading conditions result in loss at Savile Group

26 January 2011

The board of Savile Group Plc (SAVG.LSE), the AIM quoted Human Resources consulting group, specialising in outplacement, career transition and talent management, provides the following update on trading for the six months ended 31 December 2010:

"In the first half of the financial year, three of...

Netherlands – Agency temporary employment up by +7% y-o-y in December 2010

26 January 2011

According to the latest data published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), the number of hours worked by agency temporary employees in The Netherlands was up by +7% in December 2010 (weeks 49 to 52) when compared to the same period last year. Turnover generated by temporary employment...

World – High unemployment, banking problems and overheating in emerging markets need to be addressed, says IMF

26 January 2011

Although the world is on a recovery path from the global economic crisis, action is still needed to address key constraints in the international economy and financial system, including high unemployment and banking problems in advanced economies and risks of overheating in emerging markets, according...

Eurozone – Growth at 6-month high boosted by Germany

26 January 2011

The latest 'Flash Eurozone Composite Output Index', published by economic research firm Markit, rose from 55.5 in December to a six-month high of 56.3 in January.

Growth accelerated in both manufacturing and services, with the former seeing the stronger rate of increase (as has been the case in all but...

UK – Jobless rate for new graduates doubles over recent recession

26 January 2011

The unemployment rate for new graduates was 20% in the third quarter of 2010, almost double the rate in the last quarter before the recent recession, according to new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

This was the highest unemployment rate for new graduates in over a...