July 10 British recruiting company Hays
reaffirmed its full-year operating profit outlook of around 140
million pounds ($238 million) after seeing strong growth in net
fees in the UK and Ireland of 11 percent.
The company said demand in the UK and Ireland was boosted by
a pick up in permanent placements in finance, information
technology and construction.
Net fees in continental Europe also grew by 7 percent in the
fourth quarter but fees in Asia were flat.
($1 = 0.5877 British Pounds)
(Reporting by Li-mei Hoang; editing by Kate Holton)