EU law may lead to job losses, says economist

An estimated 9,400 jobs will be in jeopardy if the Temporary Agency Workers Directive is applied as it stands, according to Jim Power, chief economist at Friends First.

15th October, 2011

An estimated 9,400 jobs will be in jeopardy if the Temporary Agency Workers Directive is applied as it stands, according to Jim Power, chief economist at Friends First.

In an independent report commissioned by the National Recruitment Federation, Power said that if the directive was implemented without a derogation in place, it would cost jobs. ‘‘It is clear that the directive, if applied literally, will damage the flexibility of the workforce, increase the costs of employment...

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