Czech Republic -Labour market stagnates -September 12, 2012

Results from the Manpower labour market index study predict a continuation of the labour markets stagnation in the fourth quarter of 2012. A total of 87% of Czech companies are planning no changes. Five per cent of companies are planning to lay off staff, and the same the percentage of companies intend to take on new employees. Employers expect most new job hires in electricity, gas and water production and distribution and manufacturing. Employers in manufacturing industry, finance, insurance, real estate and other services to companies in majority expect additional lay-offs.

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