of StepStone Solutions from Axel Springer of Germany, with funding provided by HgCapital.
Nick Discombe was previously CEO of US-based Witness Systems. Prior to Witness Systems he spent five years as CEO
countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Denis Pennel, Eurociett Managing Director, commented "the agency work industry is recognised
, reflecting the overall stability seen in the European Union unemployment rate.
Germany is the only OECD country reporting a lower unemployment rate today than in 2007, at 6.6%. Besides the United States
was up by +38.8% in Germany, up by +30.2% in Italy, up by +23.9% in Switzerland, up by +18.5% in France and up by +12.3% in Belgium.
In Poland and Norway, where figures are reported on a quarterly basis
"Although the global recovery has gained momentum, it has virtually passed Europe by. The only bright spots are Germany and Sweden and it is exports to these countries that are driving
growth, registering 57%. Escalated recruitment for this sector has been most apparent in Germany, with additional growth charted in smaller markets, including countries in the Baltics and Eastern Europe
, Germany and Sweden show a strong growth in labour demand. This trend is less pronounced in Latvia, Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Netherlands, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Greece.
Growth in labour
linked to disappointing sales.
The rate of expansion slowed sharply in Germany, easing for the fourth month from January's four-and-a-half-year high, while a more modest slowing was seen in France from