28.01.2020 – 09:12
Swiss Staffingindex - A year under fire: staff leasing sector shrinks by 4.5%
In 2019, temporary workers rendered 4.5% fewer working hours than in the record year that was 2018. This is due to demand in the labor market drying up and the lack of growth momentum in Switzerland's economy. As a result, staff leasing companies are finding it harder to recruit workers and also harder to place these workers in companies, due to lack of demand.
Good long-term growth prospects, short-term political risks
Nevertheless, the industry association swissstaffing remains positive about the future. "New services such as HR management for SMEs, platform work with the appropriate social security for flexworkers, and procuring and recruiting highly qualified freelancers are three areas that all still offer great potential for growth", swissstaffing economist Marius Osterfeld explains. "However, the greatest risk is a further slowdown in the economy - whether due to surprises resulting from Brexit, the USA's customs policy, or an unexpected adoption of the immigration limitation initiative."
More statistics can be found at this link. http://ots.ch/Jbx394
Marius Osterfeld, Economist
Tel: 044 388 95 70 / 079 930 45 25
Blandina Werren, Head of Communications
Tel: 044 388 95 35