. In Japan GDP fell by -0.3% in the second quarter of 2011, after -0.9% in the previous quarter.
The Euro area (EA17) consists of Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Cyprus, Luxembourg
% of HR managers in Germany have plans to recruit new talent compared with 81% in Belgium, 78% in the Netherlands but only 26% in Portugal.
At the other end of the spectrum 7% of HR managers in Germany
, including Austria (3.9%), where unemployment was the lowest. This is followed by both Luxembourg and the Netherlands (both 5.2%), as well as Germany (5.4%) where economic developments are still relatively
” due to good economic growth, the report says, although the country is seeing both employment and unemployment rising. Even in neighbouring Germany, the outlook is dampened as consumer confidence
and Germany where less than 2% where employed in the sector. However, in Romania this figure was much higher at 29%, followed by Poland (13%) and Greece (12%).
For industry, the proportions varied widely from
of chief executives of state-controlled companies such as EDF at €450,000 a year, while under proposals being considered in Germany, listed companies will be obliged to set a wage cap, as well as limiting
revenue in Southern Europe was $1.59 billion, a decline of -10% from a year ago.
Staffing markets also contracted in Northern Europe, where ManpowerGroup’s operations cover countries such as Germany (-10
performance in Germany and its accountancy/finance, construction, IT, and engineering sectors. Gross profit was flat in the rest of the division, primarily a permanent recruitment business, as trading remained