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Netherlands — Temporary employment in industry back on track

20 April 2010
The latest market development report published by the Association of Temporary Employment Agencies (ABU), shows that the number of hours worked by temporary employees fell by -6% in March (weeks 9 to 12) this year when compared to the same period last year.

Revenues generated by temporary employment agencies fell by -7% during the same period compared to last year.
 
In the medical sector the number of hours worked by temporary employees fell by -18% during the period while revenues decreased by -16%.

In the administrative sector the number of hours worked by temporary employees fell by -17% during the period while revenues decreased by -18%.

In the technical sector the number of hours worked by temporary employees fell by -9% during the period while revenues decreased by -9%.

In the industrial sector, however, the number of hours worked by temporary employees was up by +8% during the period while revenues decreased by +9%. This is regarded as an important sign that the Dutch economy is back on track towards recovery since positive developments in the industrial sector traditionally have an effect on other sectors.

 

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