EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: Germany


Sector: Administrative services
Administrative and support service activities
78 - Employment activities
Number Employed: 30500
Group: Randstad Holding nv

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-09-2006
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2006
Foreseen End Date: 31-12-2006
Planned Job Creation: 6000

Additional Information

According to Handelsblatt, temporary work agency Randstad Germany is in search of about 6,000 employees to fill job openings for temporary workers. Whereas most of the job openings refer to blue collar jobs, Randstad currently notes a strong demand for engineers, bank employees and clerks. In 2005, Randstad employed about 28,950 temporary employees and an internal staff of 1,400 in Germany. According to the Federal Employment Agency, the temporary work industry employed, on average, a workforce of 375,300 people per month in 2005. Temporary agency employees are covered by a framework collective bargaining agreement.