29.04.2021 – 09:30
Swiss Staffingindex - Second lockdown causes strain, but optimism for the summer
In the first quarter of 2021, temporary workers rendered 12.8% fewer working hours than in the same quarter in the previous year. As a result, the second lockdown knocked the staff leasing sector back into double-digit minus figures.
This decline affected both the service and industrial sectors due to falling demand. However, the adaptability of trade and industry and the more moderate health restrictions meant that this slump was smaller than during the first lockdown.
Vaccinations and the summer bringing optimism
The prospect of vaccinations, the easing of measures, and traditionally strong business in summer months have ensured a positive mood among managers in the staff leasing sector. According to gfs-zürich's most recent quarterly survey on behalf of swissstaffing, 41% of the CEOs surveyed expected business activities to increase over the next six months. By comparison, this stood at 34% in the fourth quarter of last year. There was even a positive outlook for the events and restaurant sectors. As soon as the health situation allows for it, people are expected to create a major catch-up effect in these sectors.
More statistics can be found at this link.
Marius Osterfeld, Economist
Tel: 044 388 95 70 / 079 930 45 25
Blandina Werren, Head of Communications
Tel: 044 388 95 35