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The number of hours worked by temporary employees in the Netherlands fell by -4%, during the first half of 2013. Total sales also fell -2% during the period, compared with H1 2012, according to a report from the Dutch Federation of Private Employment Agencies (ABU).
During the first half of 2013, the number of hours worked in the medical sector fell -21%, compared with the same period last year. Total sales during the period fell -19%. In the technical sector, hours worked decreased -7%, with sales falling across the sector by -5%, year-on-year. The industry sectory reported a -4% drop in hours worked and a -1% fall in sales revenue. The administrative sector noted a -3% fall in hours and a -1% drop in sales turnover.
The number of hours worked by temporary employees in the Netherlands fell -5% between 20 May 2013 to 15 June 2013 (period six), compared with the same period last year. Turnover also declined -3% during the same period.
The medical sector noted the steepest declines in hours and sales, with -34% and -28% respectively. Followed by the technical sector with -7% fewer hours worked. Administrative sector hours dropped year-on-year by -3%, with turnover falling by -1%. Industry sector hours fell -5% between weeks 21 – 24 in 2013, compared with period six 2012. Sales revenue in the industry sector fell year-on-year -3%.
To read the report, please click here. (Dutch only)