Adecco sees temp jobs boost

Adecco, the world’s biggest temporary staffing company, expects demand to improve as employers seek flexible labour to fill jobs in an uncertain recovery. This year got off to a good start, with sales rising 17 per cent organically in January from a year earlier, chief executive Patrick De Maeseneire said yesterday. Temporary employment is seen as a leading indicator for wider labour markets. So far, many employers have been reluctant to commit to full-time hiring, preferring temporary workers as a way of staying flexible in case the recovery falters. “The environment will stay favourable for flexible labour”, Adecco said. It said that unemployment would remain high in developed economies.