-on-year reduction in gross profit. Like the UK, the Benelux region was also impacted by a reduction in the average number of consultants compared to H1 2009, which were down -28% year-on-year. France performed better
in investment. Rises in the transportation and production sectors suggest the trend of rising Belgian exports of goods and services seen in the last quarter of 2009 is continuing into 2010.
.8 million in Q1 2010 to $35.7 million in Q1 2011.
In France revenues were up by +22.2% from $1.1 billion in Q1 2010 to $1.35 billion in Q1 2011. In constant currency revenues were up by +23.2%. Operating
in the EMEA professional and technical division were up from a loss of -$0.1 million in Q1 2010 to a profit of $0.3 million in Q1 2011.
Revenues generated in France were up by +4% from $67.3 million in Q1 2010
and France are above the historical average and those in Japan and the U.S., while below pre-recession levels, are cautiously optimistic. U.S. employers across all 13 industry sectors surveyed expect hiring
into recovery. Gross profit for the region was up by 13% like-for-like. France, where the Company predominantly provides ICT staffing, performed strongly in the period with gross profit up by +37% like