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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...


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 hu...


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 commerci...


Denmark — Jobindex 2009 revenues fall significantly

8 February 2010

Jobindex A/S (JOBNDX:CPH), the Denmark-based internet job board, today announces preliminary results for the financial year of 2009. Revenues were down from 15.85 million Euro in 2008 to 9.26 million Euro in 2009. Profit before tax was down from 5.91 million Euro in 2008 to 2.01 million Euro in...


Switzerland — Unemployment reaches 4.5% in January

8 February 2010

  The State Secretariat for the Economy (SECO), today publishes the latest Labour Market Survey for January 2010. The unemployment rate is up from 4.4% in December 2009 to 4.5% in January 2010. Compared to January 2009 unemployment was up by 36.9% or 47,335 individuals. Youth unemployment (15 t...



Europe — Kelly Services signal improved revenue trends

8 February 2010

  Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA) (NASDAQ:KELYB), the work force solutions provider, has announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended 3 January 2010. Carl T. Camden, President and Chief Executive Officer, announced revenue for the fourth quarter of 2009 totalled $1.2 billion, a 7...