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Austria — Wearing the burka prevents women from getting a job, says Minister

24 December 2009

Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Minister for women, regards the wearing of the burka as 'one step too far' and believes that banning it would give Muslim women easier access to the labour market, das Journal reports. Carla Amina Baghajati, spokeswoman for the Islamic community in Austria explains that...


France — Temporary employment up by 8.5% in Q3 2009

24 December 2009

The latest figures published by DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour, temporary employment was up by 8.5% or an extra 36,900 in Q3 2009 to 473,500 when compared to the previous quarter. In Q2 2009 temporary employment had experienced modest growth of 0.6% a...


UK — Feud over Supporta acquisition

24 December 2009

Allied Healthcare International Inc. (AHCI:NSQ), the US quoted provider of healthcare staffing services in the UK, has reacted to speculation in the press regarding a potential cash offer for Supporta Plc. (SOR:LSE), the diversified support services group. Allied Healthcare says in a statement "...


Germany — Unemployment projections for 2010 massively reduced

24 December 2009

  Instead of the forecast 4.5 to 5 million unemployed people in Germany expected for 2010 earlier this year, the Institute for Economics (ifo) has reduced their predictions to 3.6 million. Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, the head of ifo, told BILD "we are experiencing a small miracle in the German...


France — Temporary employment up by 8.5% in Q3 2009

24 December 2009

  The latest figures published by DARES on behalf of the Ministry for the Economy and the Ministry for Labour, temporary employment was up by 8.5% or an extra 36,900 in Q3 2009 to 473,500 when compared to the previous quarter. In Q2 2009 temporary employment had experienced modest growth of 0.6...


UK/Ireland — Vast difference in income levels between Northern Ireland and Ireland

23 December 2009

A new survey by Belfast and Dublin-based recruitment specialist Brightwater reveals that a buyer in Northern Ireland can expect to earn up to 58% less than somebody in the same role in the Republic of Ireland with starting salaries at 13,000 Pounds compared to 31,000 Pounds. Public practice part...


Ireland — Weekly earnings down by 1.1% in year to Q2 2009

23 December 2009

A new survey by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Earnings Hours and Employment Costs (EHECS), covering all sectors of the economy other than agriculture, forestry and fishing, shows that average weekly earnings fell overall by 1.1% from 706.03 Euro in Q2 2008 to 698.43 Euro in Q2 2009. This...


France — Immigrant workers without papers continue to cause disruption

23 December 2009

Since mid-October 2009 several thousand immigrant workers without official papers (Sans Papiers) have been occupying temporary staffing agencies and work sites with the support of 11 unions and associations in order to obtain clear guidance from the government for local authorities on how to trea...


UK/Ireland — Vast difference in income levels between Northern Ireland and Ireland

23 December 2009

  A new survey by Belfast and Dublin-based recruitment specialist Brightwater reveals that a buyer in Northern Ireland can expect to earn up to 58% less than somebody in the same role in the Republic of Ireland with starting salaries at 13,000 Pounds compared to 31,000 Pounds. Public practice p...


Ireland — Weekly earnings down by 1.1% in year to Q2 2009

23 December 2009

  A new survey by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Earnings Hours and Employment Costs (EHECS), covering all sectors of the economy other than agriculture, forestry and fishing, shows that average weekly earnings fell overall by 1.1% from 706.03 Euro in Q2 2008 to 698.43 Euro in Q2 2009. T...