The 2019 Economic Report of the World Employment Confederation shows that while agency work remains a core activity within the private employment industry, other services gained traction in 2017. Overall, the industry recorded positive growth rates, expanding its footprint worldwide. The evolution is also positive across all regions with countries like Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Italy and Japan becoming strong performers.
Published on 27th March 2019
In 2017, the private employment industry generated €457 billion in global sales revenue, a 13% year-on-year growth rate. Worldwide, the industry placed 53 million individuals in employment through a network of 165,000 agencies. The number of internal staff working within private employment agencies reached 2.7 million.
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