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Members of the Associations of Personnel Services (APPS) reported that there were more than 50,000 temporary workers in the Czech Republic than during the first half of 2012. This equates to an increase of +6%, year-on-year, and returns the number of workers in temporary employment to its pre-financial crisis level. The number of temporary workers in full time employment rose +14% to 19,800, according to information from APPS.
In a statement APPS advised: “In times of economic uncertainty and volatility, employers are looking for different forms of flexible solutions for human resources. The good news is that there has been an increase in the utilisation of legal forms of flexible work, which are controlled by the state and are beneficial to the state budget.”
In the first half of the year, employment agencies generated revenue of €3.6 billion from the allocation of temporary work. Of this revenue, by law 34% was paid to the state, resulting in an additional €1.2 billion of revenue to public finances.
APPS estimates that its share of total employment agency revenue is 50% of the total industry. Black market recruitment agencies, according to the ministry of the Interior and the ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, generate an estimated revenue of €6 billion per annum, resulting in a loss to the Treasury of €2 billion each year.