with workers often failing to fit the bill, Randstad said in a new report.
The report ‘Into the Gap’, launched yesterday in Brussels during a seminar at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the EU
in Luxembourg (+0.9%) and Cyprus (+1.0%) while the Netherlands (+1.3%) also had one of the lowest growth rates.
Slovenia was the only country where labour costs actually dropped (-1.2%) while in the UK labour
-on-quarter, the slowest increase in over two years. In France and the Netherlands employment remained flat while in the UK the number of people with a job rose by +0.7%.
Italy also registered an increase (+0
.4%), Luxembourg (5.2%), Germany and the Netherlands (both 5.4%). Debt-stricken Spain (25.8%) and Greece (25.1% in July 2012) posted the highest rates.
Eurostat, which provides the monthly statistics, said
%) showing marginal growth when compared to a year ago.
The Netherlands was worst off with job postings falling by -18% year-on-year. This was followed by France where the number of roles on offer decreased
.6% in August, reaching the highest level since the monthly data series began in 2004.
Economic conditions have impacted staffing services across Europe with countries such as Belgium, France and the Netherlands
for labour, though the trend has fluctuated,” the report said. Although the UK saw a slight increase in vacancies for temporary staff, the biggest fall was posted in Spain.
In Spain and the Netherlands