Perhaps unsurprisingly Germany “continues to be the bright spot in Europe” while finance job prospects have weakened considerably across the region, when compared to the same time last year.
was in Germany (-22%) and Italy (-19%) and the firm blamed the recruitment of technical flex workers in Germany on increasing shortages. It also warned that equal pay discussions, combined with the skill shortage
’s largest division, Continental Europe and & Rest of the World, was the only region to see growth in the period with gross profit rising strongly by +16%. Germany outperformed other staffing markets
currency, the UK grew by +5% while all other major European markets declined (Nordics -4%), Germany -10%), Netherlands (-12%) and Belgium (-11%).
In this region the “gross profit margin was below the prior
(Germany, France, Italy) is projected to grow at +0.4% in the third quarter, rising to +0.6% in the fourth quarter. Second quarter 2010 GDP grew by +1.6% in the US, by +5.1% in the three largest countries
), and with optimism as to prospects for the New Year in a number of its key markets."
"Increased demand for temporary staff, particularly within Germany and the UK at the end of 2009 and in early 2010, has resulted