Ireland's leading recruitment and outsourcing firm, CPL Resources, will give the market an indication of the country's employment outlook for 2011 when it reports interim results this Thursday. The firm has suffered substantial drops in revenue and profits since the start of the recession. Chairman John Hennessy's outlook last summer for CPL's fortunes over the six months just ended was decidedly cautious. He warned of a difficult operating environment and shot down talk of recovery. As the largest employer of temporary and contract workers in Ireland, CPL is close to the pulse of several industries. Investors will be hoping fee income hasn't fallen again and that management has kept control of bad debts.

CPL Resources announces interim results on Thursday.