July 7 White-collar recruiter Robert Walters Plc
reported a 5 percent rise in second-quarter gross
profit, as an improved business environment encouraged firms to
bring more permanent employees on board.
The staffing company, which places workers in engineering,
legal, marketing and banking jobs, said it expects full-year
profit before tax to be at the upper end of market expectations.
Gross profit or net fee income - a relevant performance
indicator for recruitment companies - rose to 53.9 million
pounds ($91.72 million) in the three months ended June 30 from
51.1 million pounds a year earlier.
($1 = 0.5877 British pounds)
(Reporting by Abhiram Nandakumar in Bangalore; Editing by Sunil