Employment agency giant Adecco sees little sign of jobs slowdown


ZURICH — The world’s biggest temporary employment agency, Adecco, reported on Tuesday a 42-percent increase in third-quarter net profit with little sign of a slowdown in the jobs market. Net profit for the period reached 128 million euros (US$179 million), above the average 106 million euros forecast by analysts polled by business news agency AWP. Adecco said in a statement that demand remained “very healthy” in the industrial sector while office staffing resumed its growth. “Growth in our main markets France and North America remained very robust,” said chief executive Patrick De Maeseneire.