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Europe — Romania tops pay equality table

19 January 2010

A new report published by Adecco Spain and IESE Business School reveals that pay equality between men and women in the European Union is very much a concept of wishful thinking. The report is based on data provided by the statistics office of the European Union (Eurostat) and shows that Austrian...


France — Mixed outlook for engineers

19 January 2010

The latest statistics on the labour market published by the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC) paint a mixed picture of the latest developments in job opportunities for engineers, Le Figaro reports. In November 2009, there were 8% more job offers for engineers when compared to Nov...


Spain — Government wants temporary employment agencies to enter the permanent staffing sector

19 January 2010

The government has invited unions and employers to participate in a second round of negotiations on whether temporary employment agencies should in future be allowed to work on permanent staffing in line with other countries of the European Union, La Vanguardia reports. The negotiations are due...


Europe — Romania tops pay equality table

19 January 2010

  A new report published by Adecco Spain and IESE Business School reveals that pay equality between men and women in the European Union is very much a concept of wishful thinking. The report is based on data provided by the statistics office of the European Union (Eurostat) and shows that Austr...


UK — British Chamber of Commerce warns against more red tape

19 January 2010

  A 25.6bn employment bill risks job creation and recovery, argues the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). New research from the BCC reveals that upcoming employment regulations and taxes will cost UK businesses a staggering 25.6 billion Pounds over the next four years, which could adversely imp...


France — Mixed outlook for engineers

19 January 2010

  The latest statistics on the labour market published by the Association for the Employment of Managers (APEC) paint a mixed picture of the latest developments in job opportunities for engineers, Le Figaro reports. In November 2009, there were 8% more job offers for engineers when compared to...


UK — British Chamber of Commerce warns against more red tape

19 January 2010

A 25.6bn employment bill risks job creation and recovery, argues the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). New research from the BCC reveals that upcoming employment regulations and taxes will cost UK businesses a staggering 25.6 billion Pounds over the next four years, which could adversely impact...


Switzerland — S&P lowers Adecco's credit rating to BBB-

19 January 2010

  Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has reduced the rating of staffing group Adecco SA to BBB- from the previous BBB. The lower rating is due to possible negative effects of Adecco's acquisition of MPS Group for a net cash consideration of 782 million Euro. At the same time, the A-3 sho...


Switzerland — S&P lowers Adecco's credit rating to BBB-

19 January 2010

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has reduced the rating of staffing group Adecco SA to BBB- from the previous BBB. The lower rating is due to possible negative effects of Adecco's acquisition of MPS Group for a net cash consideration of 782 million Euro. At the same time, the A-3 short-t...


Europe — Economists predict a jobless recovery

18 January 2010

  Europe may return to modest growth in 2010 but economists are warning that unemployment will remain high amid fears that the recovery will be painfully weak. At a conference in Brussels, analysts forecast another tough year ahead, adding that the risk of a W-style or 'double dip' recovery cou...