temporary workers on permanent contracts.
This would be a first in France, while countries such as Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands already use permanent contracts for agency workers at higher skill
. Adecco’s fourth-quarter revenue in France dropped by a sharp -17%.
In the Netherlands, staffing companies also reported a fall in revenue at the start of the year while new data from Germany this week
in the Netherlands this week found that sickness absence among temporary agency workers has been on the rise because of uncertain economic conditions. Dutch short-term workers took 8.5 days of sick leave in 2012
and Germany when compared to the previous year. But year-on-year vacancies fell in the UK, Spain and the Netherlands.
Professionals fared better than other labour groups. “Temporary hirings were at higher
products, our people and in our physical expansion. We’re currently hiring our first employees in mainland Europe who will be based in the Netherlands.”
Earlier this year, Bullhorn won two contracts with UK
%), the Netherlands (-11%) and the Nordics (-9%). Total revenue in this region fell -6% (in constant currency) to $1.37 billion.
While staffing firms have seen some brighter prospects in North America compared
in the Netherlands.
The North American division posted revenue of USD 106.8 million, down -3% from a year ago and down slightly compared to Q1 2013, reflecting decreased demand and pricing pressure. Operating income