Even if it remains above its pre-crisis level, temporary work has experienced a "
" in its growth since March, due to the deterioration in the economic situation but also to new recruitment practices in the construction industry. , according to the sector federation, Prism'emploi.
On average over the first four months of the year, temporary employment remains 3.3% above the same period of 2019, before the health crisis, with an average of 757,830 full-time equivalents (FTE).
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But while the workforce was still up 13.3% over one year in February, they are only up 6.8% in April.
We have seen a hell of a drop since March.
We were optimistic at the start of the year, but the war in Ukraine and the supply difficulties in China dampened our hopes
,” lamented Isabelle Eynaud-Chevalier, general manager of Prism’emploi during a press briefing on Tuesday.
We are fully correlated to GDP (gross domestic product).
We do not create temporary employment with zero growth
, ”she insisted.
By sector, growth has slowed sharply in industry (+6.4% in April over one year against +18.3% in January) due to tensions in supply chains, particularly in the automotive industry.
The construction industry is even down 9% in April, but this could be explained by changes in recruitment practices.
The construction industry has developed apprenticeships and gained the loyalty of its apprentices by recruiting them on permanent contracts.
With the health restrictions, the construction industry also makes less use of foreign labor
, ”explained Isabelle Eynaud-Chevalier.
Positive trend in services
Contrary to these trends, growth is accelerating in trade and services due to recruitment needs in tourism and the hotel and catering industry.
The federation took the opportunity to present several of its demands after the legislative elections.
On purchasing power, it suggests that end-of-mission allowances (IFM) and compensation for paid leave (ICCP) - which increase the temporary worker's salary by 21% - should no longer be subject to contributions for low salaries in return for a salary increase to be negotiated.
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Without calling into question the status of the temporary worker (waiting period, limitation of the duration of the contracts), it also wishes to create a new reason for resorting to temporary work specific to the situation of the long-term unemployed and seniors.
Finally, it wishes to remove the obstacles to the temporary CDI, which concerned 6.6% of the workforce in 2021. The person on the temporary CDI is an employee of his employment agency, which guarantees him in particular a remuneration between two missions.