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People Store Listed as a Top 100 Employer in Canada

TORONTO, ON - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE - April 25, 2017) - Recruitment firm People Store, announced their listing as "One of Canada’s Top Employers” ranking of the country's 100 Top Small + Medium Employers. The prestigious report Published by The Globe and Mail awarded the honor to the Canadian Staffing Agency in recognition of creating one of the country’s best working environments.  People Store is the only Staffing & Employment Firm to make it on the 2017 recognition list.

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Eagle is One of Canada's Best Managed Companies

OTTAWA, ON - (Marketwired - March 09, 2017) - Eagle Professional Resources Inc. (Eagle), one of Canada's top staffing companies, is thrilled to announce that it was once again recognized as one of Canada's Best Managed Companies. The program is led by Deloitte and additionally sponsored by Canadian Business, CIBC, MacKay CEO Forums and Smith School of Business at Queen's University.

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HireSuccess Staffing CEO Shelley Tobin, CPC, discussing January’s Alberta Labour Statistics with Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News

Feb. 5, 2016 - CBC Edmonton News at 6 - Check out our CEO, Shelley Tobin, discussing January’s Alberta Labour Statistics with Sandra Batson on the CBC Edmonton News

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ACSESS member HireSuccess Staffing wins Edmonton 2016 Top Choice Award for the third year in a row

Toronto, Ontario Canada — February 4th, 2016 — Today, after another 12 Months of surveying the public, Top Choice Awards (TCA), an International market research firm, has released the results of its 2016 Top Choice Awards Survey. Conducted annually since 2005, the survey accepts nominations from the public and allows them to vote in a variety of categories for their favorite businesses and professionals in their city. This year’s survey was conducted in 26 cities across North America and received responses from over 880,000 participants. 

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Sharlene Massie on CTV Morning Live - About Staffing Application Follow Up

Feb. 1, 2016 - About Staffing CEO Sharlene Massie speaks with CTV Morning Live with advice on how to follow up on a job application.

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SHERRI STEVENS, PRESIDENT & FOUNDER OF SRG, ACQUIRES WXN & CBDC

President of local Workforce Training and Development Company, Sherri Stevens, acquires Women’s Executive Network (WXN) and Canadian Board Diversity Council (CBDC)

New CEO Makes Global Commitment to Inspire Women and Drive Diversity.

Sherri Stevens and The Jeffery Group Ltd. (“TJG”) are pleased to announce the acquisition of TJG from its founder Pamela Jeffery. TJG, founded as a consulting firm in 1994, created the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) in 1997 and the Canadian Board Diversity Council in 2009. WXN is the home of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards.

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Canada facing a bigger problem than oil: expert

2015 was a tough year for the Canadian economy, but one expert believes things will get worse.

Randy Upright, the CEO of Manpower Alberta, told 660 NEWS the future holds a bigger issue than oil.

“One simple fact that remains relevant is that, notwithstanding, the current economic conditions and factors of today, our country, and certainly our province, are facing a looming labour shortage and a talent gap that’s not specifically related to this moment in time,” Upright said.

He added, with baby boomers retiring in the next few years, the federal and provincial governments need to develop a plan to deal with the shortages.

“We have a short-term problem and that needs our attention,” he explained. “We also have to continue to be talking about [the fact] that we do have a long-term demographic concern that will impact what our overall labour market looks like and we have to be very concerned about that.”

According to Upright, the success of the economy is related to the talent available in the market, which will eventually see a big drop.

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ACSESS member, TAG Recruitment, made Alberta’s 2016 Fast Growth 50 List

The complete list of Alberta’s fastest growing businesses.

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Bibby Financial Services Funds Staffing Company With $1M Factoring Facility

Funding From ABL and Factoring Leader Provided to Support Staffing for Gulf Coast Oil Spill Cleanup.

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/14/15 -- Bibby Financial Services announces a $1 million factoring facility provided to a national labor subcontracting company. The company provides skilled, semi-skilled and specialty labor to businesses in a variety of industries across the country.

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“I think it would be a huge mistake,” says Randstad CEO

Last month, Marc-Étienne Julien took the reins at Randstad Canada and as the man at the helm of the country’s largest HR services provider, it’s fair to say he has some valuable insight into the industry’s hot topics – just one of which happens to be highly contentious.

To read the entire HRM Online article, click here.


ACSESS Alberta: Randy Upright, CEO of Manpower in Alberta speaks to Calgary Herald

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey has revealed that the net employment outlook – recruiting vs lay off – is negative for the last quarter of 2015. 

“Randy Upright, chief executive of Manpower’s Alberta region, said the atmosphere is pretty much on par with the previous quarter which is a pretty significant decrease from a year ago.”

The staffing and recruitment industry has slowed down because of the oil & natural gas sector, who still continue to struggle.

To read the entire article, written by Mario Toneguzzi of the Calgary Herald, click here.


ACSESS Ontario: Brampton will experience an increase in staffing

According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, many employers in Brampton will experience an increase in their hiring starting early January through March 2016.

““Survey data reveals that 17 per cent of employers plan to hire for the upcoming quarter (January to March), while three per cent anticipate cutbacks,” stated Andrea Mancini of Manpower’s Mississauga office.”

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey is done quarterly to measure employers intentions. This survey is unrivaled when it comes to its size, scope, longevity and area of focus. To consult it, click here.

To read the entire article,  published in the Mississauga News by Rick Drennan, click here.


Alberta: unemployed oil professionals are seeking work

Experts in employment and labour are in agreement. There is an unprecedented number of professionals in the oil field seeking employment in Alberta.

Chris Massie, a member of ACSESS and operations manager with About Staffing, thinks that, as the job market is getting tougher, professionals are now accepting temporary work.

"Now I think people have really amended their expectations. They've survived for as long as they can, and now they're willing to make the sacrifices that they need to," says Massie.

You can read the entire CBC News article right here.


Local businesses in Whistler adjust their recruitment methods

When your business is in the heart of a town driven by tourism, it is essential to find skilled labour to provide the best customer service possible. Finding and retaining the people you need is among the biggest challenges of any company: especially in the restoration business. ACSESS member, Kael Campbell president of Red Seal Recruiting Solution, spoke about these challenges with a reporter from Pique Magazine. As a leader in recruitment, Campbell recognises that the wage gap for the industry, and particularly some of the top jobs, is obvious. 

“The main reason it's hard to staff culinary positions is unattractive wages, said Kael Campbell, president of Red Seal Recruiting Solutions.

"Good rates for chefs in Whistler in roles requiring supervision, certification and 4-plus years of experience compare to entry level labour and starting apprenticeship wages for a carpenter," Campbell wrote in an email.

"Why stay or start in the tourism and hospitality industry where getting to the top position, after years of experience, is basically valued as much as the bottom or starting wage for your friends getting into construction?"

Campbell said restaurants need to look at who they recruit and how they retain them, including having a clear training, promotion and retention plan as well as targeting under-employed groups like people with disabilities, who tend to stay in jobs longer.”

To read the entire article published by Braden Dupuis in Pique Magazine, click here.


Marc-Étienne Julien is the CEO of Randstad Canada

November 30, 2015, Financial Post - Canada's future workforce may thrive if the Liberals' promises are kept.

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Capital !deas Calgary

Business Owners Helping Business Owners. Where do you look when recruiting top talent for your business? Sheila Musgrove, founder of Tag Recruitment Group, would like to hear from you.

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Randstad Canada Names New CEO

TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Randstad Canada has named Marc-Étienne Julien as CEO, a newly created position for the Canadian operations, effective immediately. Marc-Étienne has been with Randstad Canada for more than 14 years, most recently serving as President of the General Staffing, Professionals and Inhouse Services division.

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Randstad Canada nomme un nouveau chef de la direction

TORONTO, le 6 nov. 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Randstad Canada vient de nommer  Marc-Étienne Julien au poste nouvellement créé de chef de la direction, une nomination qui prend effet immédiatement. Marc-Étienne a passé 14 ans au sein de l'organisation, occupant précédemment le poste de président pour les divisions Recrutement, Professionnels et Services en entreprise.

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14 ACSESS Members make it onto Global Power 100 — Women in Staffing List for 2015

Global Power 100 honours those women who are affecting staffing firms and by extension, the world of work. Among the 100, there are policymakers, businesspersons, technologists, crusaders, leaders, etc., all wearing hats of different shapes and sizes. But there's one thing they have in common: A love for promoting and shaping talent.


Kelly Services is selected as the top socially engaged company by LinkedIn

TROY, MI--(Marketwired - Oct 7, 2015) - Kelly Services, a global leader in providing workforce solutions, is one of 25 companies named to LinkedIn's list of the world's "Most Socially Engaged Companies in Recruitment." Kelly Services is ranked 10th.

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ManpowerGroup Solutions Named a Winner in Talent Board’s 2015 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards

MILWAUKEE, Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ManpowerGroup Solutions, the world’s largest RPO provider, was named a winner in the 2015 North American Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards from Talent Board, a non-profit organization focused on the promotion and data benchmark research of a quality candidate experience.

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World - Job Seeking Goes Mobile, Along with the Workplace

07 October 2015 - Both job seeking and the workplace are becoming increasingly mobile, according to the 201 Work Trends Study published today by global staffing firm Adecco Group. The role of social networks in the job seeking and recruiting processes is becoming more and more relevant.

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Executive Forum Europe - Alain Dehaze "Towards Even Greater Success in the Staffing Industry"

06 October 2015 - Staffing Industry Analysts' Executive Forum Europe conference kicked off this morning with a keynote session from freshly appointed Adecco CEO Alain Dehaze.

In his opening keynote, "Towards Even Greater Success in the Staffing Industry", Dehaze spoke about his company's ongoing strategy and its vision for the wider staffing industry.

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Randstad Acquires Outplacement Innovator RiseSmart to Complement Portfolio and Drive Technological Disruption in the Global HR Services Landscape

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RiseSmart, the leading provider of contemporary career transition services, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Randstad Holding nv (AMS: RAND), one of the largest HR services companies in the world. RiseSmart will continue to serve its customers under the RiseSmart brand as an independent operating unit of Randstad focused on technology-led solutions.

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Annual "Opportunities in Staffing" Report Reveals 9 Things Every Staffing Firm Should Know

CHICAGO – September 23, 2015 – The U.S. economy has been expanding for more than six years, since the end of the Great Recession, and during this time the American Staffing Association notes that the staffing and recruiting industry has been growing at a sustained, unprecedented rate. Now in its 10th year, CareerBuilder and Inavero's 2015 Opportunities in Staffing Study identified key behaviors and opportunities that can increase loyalty from clients, candidates and internal staff to maintain this growth.

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HireSuccess Staffing voted as Top Choice for Edmonton Employment Agencies!

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Experience or education? Canadians place great importance on the experience and temporary work

TORONTO , July 4. 2013 / CNW Telbec / - The results of the most recent global survey Workmonitorglobal Randstad Canada , where employees from 32 countries were interviewed, revealed that most Canadians believe that experience is more important than formal education for finding a suitable job.

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Employers turn to staffing firms as hiring ramps up
Winner of the ACSESS 2013 Staffing for Canada "Exceptional Experience" Writing Contest finds full-time work through recruiting firm

Jun 12, 2013 - It didn't take long for desperation to set in after Derek Gungle and his wife lost their jobs at the Windsor Raceway slots on the same day a year ago. ...

To read the complete Windsor Star article, click here.


Talent Search Vital to Success
ACSESS Canadian Staffing Index cited in June 6 National Post article

The latest numbers from the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) Canadian Staffing Index reveal that the Canadian economy is on solid ground and growing. Employers are hiring at a pace that is surpassing prerecession levels. It's a powerful good-news story.

Temporary and contract staffing industry trends serve as an excellent leading indicator of the economy, says Bryan Toffey, president of ACSESS and regional vice-president of Canada at Aerotek, a leading provider of technical, professional and industrial staffing services to organizations across the country.

To read the complete National Post article, click here.


ACSESS cited in Nov. 16 Financial Post article

Nov. 16, 2011 - The Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) was cited in a recent Financial Post article, entitled "Finding your second calling", written by Denise Deveau:

"As far as skill sets are concerned, intuition and understanding are at the top of Mr. Chenier’s list. “You have to be interested in what your clients want. Work with them and play close attention to them to find the right solution. It’s more of a business development role. But you need to establish a lot of trust and credibility to fill it.

Industry affiliations such as the Association of Canadian Search, Employment & Staffing Services (ACSESS) and the HRPA can also play a role in establishing a rapport. “Associations are valuable in providing an approved code of ethics, which is important when talking credibility,” he says."

To read the complete article, click here.


Sapphire Canada rebrands into Randstad Technologies!
Randstad Technologies: Canada’s number #1 IT recruiting firm. Same local market knowledge now with global reach capabilities.

TORONTO, Monday, June 6 – Today Randstad Technologies unveils its new name and
positions Randstad Canada as one of the top three largest professional staffing and recruitment
companies in the world. Randstad Technologies, Canada’s leading supplier of IT staffing services,
not only works with top organizations across the country to create successful recruitment
solutions, but also helps candidates and consultants create rewarding careers. ...

Click on the links to the full press release in PDF format. [ENGLISH] [FRENCH]


Barry Asin Named President of Staffng Industry Analysts
Chief Analyst Promoted To Run Leading Contingent Labor Research Firm; Heads of Sales, Marketing and Research Also Elevated.

LOS ALTOS, CA. January 14, 2010-- Staffing Industry Analysts today announced that Barry Asin, the firm's chief analyst and managing executive, has been promoted to President.

A recognized industry leader, Asin has nearly 20 years of experience working with Fortune 1000 companies and staffing firms on contingent labor strategies and programs. Asin has worked for Staffing Industry Analysts for the past seven years as a key member of the executive management team.

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Vital role in resource evolution

(National Post- Mar. 9, 2011) - Mike Duff enjoys a unique view of the evolution of Alberta's resource sector and Canada's engineering industry from his seat as the head of Design Group Staffing Inc., one of the leading privately owned staffing firms in the country -and by far the largest when it comes to engineering and technical staffing.

He came to Canada from his native Australia upon graduation for what he expected to be a one-year working holiday in 1971. Having grown up in Sydney, he thought he'd see a bit of the world before building his career back home. An electrical engineer, his plan was to go to Montreal but he was redirected to Edmonton, a place he had never heard of, where he took a three-month contract position to work on the design of a steel mill.

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People Store Staffing Solutions Launches Regional Hub

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO - (Marketwire - Dec. 7, 2010) - People Store Staffing Solutions is proud to announce the expansion of its regional presence with the opening of another state of the art facility in the GTA. This news comes hot off the heels of the company's #1 ranking as the Best Staffing Firm in the GTA for 2010.

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Profit Magazine releases its 12th Annual Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs List October 2010.

ACSESS is delighted to once again see a number of our Members be recognized on this prestigious list, many who have been listed for several years in a row. We applaud these exciting and innovative women entrepreneurs who operate successful staffing firms serving a variety of geographical markets and niche industries. As Canada continues to climb out of the recession ACSESS forecasts organizations will become more and more dependent on staffing firms to assist them in finding skilled talent. Congratulations to the ACSESS Members as well as other staffing firms who contribute to the staffing industry's growth and success.

Click here to view the Top W100 List.


Adecco Announces Partnership with 2010 World HR Congress in Montreal

Posted on Associated Press June 9, 2010

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Les meilleurs outils Web pour dénicher un emploi

Management Le marché de l'emploi a profité de la reprise pour amorcer 2010 sur les chapeaux de roue au Québec. L'économie a créé près de 35 000 emplois en avril; selon Statistique Canada, le taux de chômage québécois est passé de 8 %, en mars, à 7,9 %. Renouant avec la croissance, de plus en plus d'entreprises scrutent le Web à la recherche de professionnels et de travailleurs qualifiés. Vous êtes gestionnaire ou vous occupez un poste de pointe et cherchez un nouvel emploi ? Voici cinq outils qui vous aideront à dénicher le job de vos rêves.

Pour l'article complet, cliquez ici.


Johanne Berry, President of Télé-Ressources and recipient of the ACSESS Award of Excellence interviewed on Radio-Canada (RDI Québec)

Johanne Berry, President of Télé-Ressources and former President of the ACSESS Québec chapter was presented with the award of excellence at the ACSESS annual conference held earlier this month.
This week, Johanne is being nominated “This week’s Personality by La Presse’s newspaper in collaboration with Radio-Canada. This nomination comes with a great deal of exposure such as Radio interviews, printed full page in La Presse (Québec’s biggest daily newspaper) and a live TV interview.

In this TV interview regarding her nomination, Radio-Canada (RDI Québec) congratulated Johanne on Télé-Ressources' 25 years in business in the province and on receiving the ACSESS Award of Excellence.

Please click here to view the interview (french language only).


Computer World Canada - ICTC tool helps immigrants find IT jobs

A new tool from ICTC helps foreign workers find employment in Canada. Kovasys reports temporary U.S. visa holders are moving north. Plus, employment tips for immigrants from Robert Half Technology

To read the complete story published on the Kovasys website, click here.


Montreal Gazette - Geeks meet boardroom in university program

McGill to launch graduate diplomas in Internet business.

McGill University thinks it has a solution to Canada's crippling shortage of business-minded technology workers. This fall it will roll out a new program to train Internet geeks to think like CEOs, and vice versa.

To read the complete story published on the Kovasys website, click here.


WHY TOP 40: For growing the family business at a time when its competition was downsizing or disappearing

"I'm motivated by this question," Rick Harcourt explains: "If I was hit by a bus tomorrow, would I regret not spending enough time in front of the TV or not doing all the things that I wanted to do?" The constantly on-the-move guy - who admits he doesn't often sleep in - involves himself in a dizzying array of extracurricular activities. They include being president of the Edmonton chapter of ACSESS (Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services), a former president of the Rotary Club of Edmonton Urban Spirits and a two-time competitor in the national Ultimate Frisbee championships. As well, you can add to the list recording an album, writing, playing hockey, cross-country skiing and, most recently, surfing.

To read the complete story published on the Avenue Magazine website, click here.


IT staffing to rebound over next three months, according to a joint study released by International Business Machines Corp. and Sapphire Canada

Nearly 90% of businesses expect to maintain or increase the size of their IT staff in the coming quarter. "This is a good sign for us in Canada," Mr. Power said. "While we have to look to traditional areas of the economy that need support, it's important to understand that these are highly skilled, wellpaid jobs that are good for the economy as we continue to look to IT as a means by which our country can be more competitive."

To read the complete story published in the Financial Post on Tues, August 25, 2009, click here.


Pure Staffing Solutions ranked in PROFIT 100 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies List

ACSESS is proud to announce Pure Staffing Solutions as one of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies according to Profit 100. The 21st annual report placed Pure Staffing as 63rd on the list. Entrants were ranked by five-year revenue growth. Published in the June 2009 issue and online at profit100.com, the PROFIT 100 profiles the country’s most successful growth companies and entrepreneurial leaders.

To view the complete ranking, click here.


La Presse Montreal : À la recherche d'un emploi? Pensez à Twitter...

Twitter est résolument le réseau social de l'heure. En plus d'être un lieu de discussion générale où rumeurs, opinions et commentaires se côtoient sans cesse, voilà que le populaire service Internet se transforme en outil de recherche pour se trouver un nouvel emploi. Et Montréal est aux premières loges de ce phénomène.

Pour l'article complet, cliquez ici.


U.S. companies attracted to salary subsidies in Montreal

IT recruitment agency Kovasys Inc. has relocated 10 IT professionals to jobs in Montreal in the past six months, where the director of operations said U.S.-based companies are expanding operations.

For the complete story, visit http://www.itworldcanada.com/a/Daily-News/ac340f7b-1897-4baf-8f5b-5238d2de2c61.html


ACSESS member, Kovasys Inc. mentioned in The Epoch Times

For the complete story, visit http://www.epochtimes.com/b5/9/2/28/n2445636.htm


Il y a une vie après Bangalore

Quand vous chercherez à délocaliser une partie de vos projets de programmation, de développement de logiciels et d'autres services de technologies de l'information, oubliez l'Inde et la Chine. C'est vers le Viêtnam, l'Ukraine ou la Biélorussie (eh oui, vous avez bien lu), que vous aurez intérêt à vous tourner. Ces pays comptent parmi ceux où les salaires des informaticiens sont les plus bas au monde, selon le baromètre 2008 d'Offshore Développement, une entreprise française de services-conseils en délocalisation.

Pour l'article complet, visitez http://www.lesaffaires.com


High tech US firms outsource to Montreal

An IT recruitment agency in Montreal says there has been a spike in the number of American companies crossing the border into Canada -- especially Montreal -- to do their software development and to save money.

For the full story, visit http://www.cjad.com/news/565/825350


Eagle's Janis Grantham named one of Canada's top female entrepreneurs

For the fourth year in a row, Eagle Professional Services president Janis Grantham has captured the fourth spot on Profit Magazine's Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs. The Ottawa-based Grantham, first named to the W100 list in 2001, is one of seven ACSESS members on the exclusive list. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the W100.

For the full story, visit www.ottawabusinessjournal.com/292903673536375.php


Social Networking for a Job 
Four Tips for Maximizing Your Online Job Search

When it comes to online job hunting, it’s not what you know, but who you know. That’s because social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Orkut are all about building, maintaining and strengthening professional connections—links that may mean the difference between accepting the dream job now or in five years.

To read the complete story from Project Management Institute, click here.


Kovasys warns of IT labour shortages in Quebec

Quebec is experiencing an IT boom. Recent tax incentives and subsidies inspired many companies such as Morgan Stanley and Eidos to relocate or expand to Montreal, in order to benefit from these circumstances. However due to the high demand for IT professionals, Kovasys Inc. estimates that there will be a shortage of available IT professionals in Quebec in the upcoming years.

To read the complete story from ITnewslink.com, click here.


Cadre Staffing Inc. and TAG Recruitment Group Inc. make Canadian Business Online's PROFIT HOT 50 List

ACSESS is proud to announce that Cadre Staffing Inc. and TAG Recruitment Group Inc. made PROFIT's 9th annual HOT 50 ranking of Canada's Emerging Growth Companies. According to Canadian Business Online, these 50 companies "have proven that they're not afraid to take risks; nor is there much that can hold them back. They've not only found the right recipes to grow their fledgling firms in the face of uncertainty, they're thriving in it."

To view the complete ranking, click here.


Job market in Western Canada is stronger than elsewhere in the country, according to recent quarterly employment outlook survey by Manpower Services Canada Ltd.

"We should be pretty happy," said Manpower's Alberta region chief executive, Randy Upright, noting that Calgary ranks second to only Regina among Canadian cities in terms of the proportion of employers looking to hire more workers in the fourth quarter of the year. The Calgary survey showed 64 per cent of the city's employers are planning no change, while two per cent are uncertain.

To read the complete story that was published in the Calgary Herald on Tuesday, September 09, 2008,click here.


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