Adecco notes rise in profits due to Brexit-related hiring increase

By Bruno Reis

The Swiss temporary staffing company, Adecco Group, has revealed its third quarter results.

The Fortune 500 firm and the largest temp staffing company in the world noted a net profit of €270mn (US$310.2mn), higher than the €221mn ($255mn) anticipated by Reuters analysts.

Adecco informed CNBC that companies in the UK had begun hiring again following Brexit uncertainties.

Many employers in the UK has opted for a wait-and-see approach regarding hiring European staff under unclear Brexit terms.

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However, according to the company firms in Britain have stopped waiting and there has been a boost in the nation’s hiring.

“For the U.K. what we see in all figures is that since more than two to three quarters, the permanent recruitment is again growing quite fast, especially in the skills profile,” Alain Dehaze, Chief Executive Officer at Adecco informed “Squawk Box Europe” at CNBC.

“So it means the companies in the U.K., they had waited first to gain more clarity, more certainty but as this clarity, certainty, was not coming they have decided to rehire again.”

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