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France – Temporary employment falls in May

28 June 2013

Prisme, France’s association of employment agencies, released figures today revealing an -11.6% fall in the number of temporary positions in 2012. The number of temporary workers in full-time employment was 525,058. While Turnover fell by -8.5% to roughly €18.1 billion (£15.4 billion) between 2011 – 2012.

The highest number of temporary positions were in manufacturing, creating 43.7% of all jobs. Business Services and Construction and the service industries were the other significant employment contributors, with 21.3% and 34.5% respectively.   

Permanent recruitment had revenues of €133.5 million (£113.7 million), and created 44,700 permanent jobs in 2012, equating to a fall of -2% year-on-year.

In separate news, temporary employment fell -12.8% in May 2013, compared with the same period last year. The biggest declines were recorded in constructions (-16.5%) and manufacturing (-13.6%), according to Prisme.

Across France, the biggest regional declines in temporary employment were recorded in May 2013 were in Alsace (-19%), Nord-Pas-de-Calais (-18%), and Languedoc-Roussillon (-17.6%).  

Prism also announced that they are rebranding and changing their name to ‘Prism’Emploi’. CEO Francois Roux said, “Our new name perfectly highlights the daily involvement of agencies in the preservation and creation of jobs.”

To read the 2012 annual report, click here. (French only)

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