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The Healthcare, Fast-Moving-Consumer-Goods (FMCG), and Service sectors reported increases in the number of temporary contracts during the first half of 2013, according to Page Personnel, a subsidiary of the Michael Page Group.
Temporary placements have been highest in recent months in the Healthcare sector, accounting for 18% of all placements. This is followed by the Services sector with 17% and the FMCG sector with 16%. Page Personnel also reported increases in temporary placements in the Financial Services sector (13%), Industrial sector (11%), and telecommunications (10%).
Geographically, most temporary contracts have been concentrated in Madrid, with 62% of all temporary contracts in the year to June signed in this region. In contrast, only 34% of temporary contracts were signed in Barcelona. Other Spanish cities have temporary placements of approximately 4%, as a direct result of lower business activity.
Nearly a quarter (24%) of the recruitment was for assistants and secretaries with advanced language skills. According to Page Personnel, the ongoing poor economic climate has forced companies to strengthen their financial departments, with various positions in such departments accounting for 18% of all temporary placements during 2013.