be launched to get labour markets back on track.
Specifically, she stressed the need to improve training measures, particularly for SMEs. In other words, in countries such as Germany, where short-term work
The gross margin in Q2 2009 was down to 17.8% compared to 19.3% in the same period last year. The lower gross margin in the temporary staffing business, partly impacted by lower utilisation in Germany
In Q4 2009, 27% of all searches started in Europe happened in the UK, 14.5% in France, 14% in Germany and 44.5% in other European countries. The market share of searches started was up by 2% in the UK
by Germany, followed by Austria and then the Netherlands. There were also signs that conditions were picking up in a number of the peripheral nations. Ireland's PMI was the highest since April 2000 and Italy
of increase seen in Q3, according to economic research firm Markit.
Growth disappointed in Germany, France and Italy, with GDP rising +0.4%, +0.3% and +0.1% respectively. While Spain grew +0.2%, Portugal slid