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Netherlands – ABU: temporary employee hours and turnover remain down

06 August 2013

Statistics released by the Dutch Federation of Employment Agencies (ABU) revealed a drop in the number of hours worked by temporary staff of -5% during period 7 (weeks 25-28) compared with the same period a year ago. Temporary staff turnover also fell during the period by -2% compared with period 7, 2012. This period had an equal number of working days compared with the same period last year.

  • In the administrative sector the number of hours worked decreased by -4% and sales fell by -1%.
  • In the industrial sector the number of hours worked decreased by -4% and sales fell by -1%.
  • The number of hours worked in the technical sector decreased by -7% compared with the same period last year and sales fell by -5%.
  • The hours worked in the medical sector dropped by -35% and sales decreased by -30%. The medical segments represents on 1.5% of total sales.

Every four weeks ABU members deliver their turnover and working hours to TNS-NIPO. This is called the ABU-Marktmonitor. The monitor contains more than 60% of the total staffing industry in the Netherlands. For the Dutch market, Staffing Industry Analysts  forecasts a single digit decline for 2013 as a whole which is predicated on the market improving in the second half of the year. 

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