that of people aged over 25. In 2008, the ratio rose to 2.8 on average but with large differences between countries: Germany has the lowest ratio (1.5), largely because its apprenticeship system works well
) and Germany (13% of EMEA), significant sequential growth was not achieved in the fourth quarter of 2009. The group started Page Personnel in Germany.
Italy (8% of EMEA) and Spain (8% of EMEA) both delivered
the group has its second largest and most established business after the UK, there was a noticeable increase in the number of permanent placements in Q4 2009.
In the Netherlands (14% of EMEA) and Germany
profit fell by -67% from 20.6 million Pounds in H2 2008 to 6.8 million Pounds in H2 2009. In Germany, which represents 49% of this division's net fees and the majority of the division's profits, net fees
, with expectations of growth dropping to the lowest since March 2009.
Germany saw another very modest expansion of output, though this represents a marked contrast to the strong growth seen in the first half