and the European Commission has urged EU countries which still have them in place to urgently abolish these by the end of 2013, including Austria, Belgium, France Germany and the UK.
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
-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
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