Companies in the business services sector expect a further increase in turnover and orders in the fourth quarter of 2005. More than 40 percent of companies in the commercial services sector expect more orders and a higher turnover in the fourth quarter of 2005. This is a slightly higher percentage than in the third quarter, and refers especially to the group other business services.
The economic survey of business services (excl. R&D) consists of a quarterly survey among three branches: lease companies, computer service bureaus and other business services (including temporary agencies, advertising agencies, cleaners, engineering firms, accountants and administrative services).
Business services companies have been extremely positive about the development of employment in their sector for four quarters in a row now. More than one quarter of companies in the business services sector intend to employ more people in the fourth quarter of 2005, while one in twelve expect to have to discharge workers.
Opinion on orders received in business services