observed elsewhere in European countries such as France, Switzerland and the Netherlands.
The latest seasonally adjusted statistics by the Belgian federation of employment agencies, Federgon, also show
Last month, the firm reported stronger than expected first-quarter results amounting to €5.03 billion although with slowing activity in its European market impacted in particular by France where
In August, the company’s second-quarter revenue increased marginally by +1% as business operations in Europe remained challenging, particularly in its largest single market France, with demand also slowing
.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
%) 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
% of unemployed jobseekers found jobs through the sector while in France and Italy, 40% of people coming to temporary agency work were previously unemployed. In Germany, this figure was even higher at over 60% last
in the period.
The report indicates that the UK has seen a “systematic” fall in temporary job vacancies throughout 2011 and 2012, showing only a “minor” positive trend in 2012. In France and Germany