.1 million Pounds in 2009. Gross profits fell by -36.7% from 258.8 million Pounds in 2008 to 163.7 million Pounds in 2009. In constant currency gross profit fell by -43.9%.
In France (38% of EMEA), where
observed a year earlier in all countries reviewed ranging from 7% in the Netherlands, 12.3% in Belgium, 18% in France and 27.1% in Italy, to 35.2% in Germany and 47.4% in Poland. In the EU, hours invoiced
in recruitment activity is largely down to companies retaining their staff.
The highest current hiring levels were in Luxembourg (86%), the UK (66%), Belgium (65%), and France (58%). The lowest
. The company has more than 350 branches worldwide, about 2,000 employees and, with this latest acquisition, now operates in 12 countries: Italy, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Poland, Romania, China, Hong Kong
, some countries face a far more severe problem with the level of engagement in their young workforce. In Macedonia (36%), France (32%) and Turkey (32%), close to a third of their 18 to 29 year old workers
a considerable fall of unemployment over the year (-480,000 persons), it also decreased in Italy (-165,000), France and the UK (approximately -100,000), Sweden (-80,000), Poland (-62,000), the Czech Republic (-37
The highest current hiring levels were in the UK (61%), France (59%) and Belgium (55%). The lowest levels recorded were in Portugal at 28% and Austria with just 19%.
Eastern Europe and Eurasia