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This article, from La Voix Du Nord, where my good college buddy and history buff Jean Francois Guybert works as a reporter, tells a grim story about the temporary staffing situation in Dunkirk. If you remember your college history, Dunkirk was where in 1940 the British came close to losing the "core and the brain" of its entire army. Temporary workers and agencies there may face a similar fate but this time Winston Churchill isn't around to offer a miracle of deliverance.

The article also claims that the highest levels of management at both Manpower and Adecco have sent "courrier officiel" to their offices banning any communication about the dire situation of the staffing market.

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