), published by research firm Markit, came in slightly above the flash estimate of 48.4, but nonetheless hit its lowest level since August 2009.
Only Germany saw its PMI hold above the 50.0 neutral mark, though
services and approximately 90% of the region's net fee income is generated in Germany.
The decline in net fee income in the period can be directly attributed to the need to change pay tariffs for temporary
, according to analysis by online job board, Ticjob.es.
Most of the offers are coming from the European Union such as Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Andorra. Spanish professionals are also increasingly
of the staffing agency,” said Janwillem Compaijen of the FNV union.
Friesenpersoneel is located in Cloppenburg, Northeastern Germany. The firm only had one client company in the Netherlands, the meat processor
The firm published its half-year results on Thursday which showed that turnover in the six months to December fell -5% organically to £1.73 billion. The firm saw good growth in Germany
%) and Germany and Sweden (+2%) report the strongest hiring plans. For the second quarter, employers in struggling Eurozone countries report the weakest Outlooks: Italy (-13%), Spain (-7%) and Ireland (-4
.0%) and Germany (7.6% to 7.0%). The highest increases were registered in Estonia (11.0% to 19.0% between the first quarters of 2009 and 2010) and Latvia (13.5% to 20.0% between the first quarters of 2009 and 2010
in this segment was reported in Germany and Italy. In Germany, this was due to a labour shortage of technical staff while temporary workers were also increasingly taken on as permanent staff ahead of equal pay