Monday, August 10, 2009

Adecco post lost second quarter

"Aug. 11 -- Adecco SA, the world’s largest supplier of temporary workers, reported a surprise second- quarter loss.

Adecco’s net loss was 147 million euros ($208 million), as it took 246 million euros in charges for impaired goodwill and job cuts, the Glattbrugg, Switzerland-based company said in a statement today. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had predicted net income of 32.8 million euros. Sales fell 31 percent to 3.6 billion euros in the quarter."

Source: Bloomberg

The numbers continue to be quite weak for the recruiting industry with no near term growth. Some pockets of strength and stablization, but that does not mean that growth is coming back. Especially, when many of these jobs are turning to in house recruiting.

Say for example the financial uptick in hiring. Although there is an uptick this does not mean that there is a continued longer term trend in hiring, just selective and longer term outlook for hiring.

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