ACSESS members see growth in April hours worked
MISSISSAUGA, ON, May 18 /CNW/ - With the release of the Canadian
Staffing Index for April, 2011, the Association of Canadian Search,
Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) is reporting continued
recovery for the Canadian staffing industry.
"While April's Index score of 84 is a ten-point drop-off from March, the
decrease in the number of hours worked for the month corresponds
directly with a decrease in the total number of work days," clarified
ACSESS President, Bryan Toffey. "When you adjust for the number of work
days, you'll see that April was actually a month with decent growth in
hours worked per day."
Based on the same line of reasoning, Toffey anticipates that May's Index
score will likely fall somewhere between those of March and April.
"With one more working day than April and two less than March, I would
expect that May's reading - with a little nudge of economic growth -
will split the difference."
Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the research and analysis firm behind
the Canadian Staffing Index, also made reference to the strong
correlation between staffing hours worked and the state of the economy.
SIA Research Associate, Robert Balicki, noted that, "the Index
continues to show year-on-year growth, indicating a consistent recovery
for both the Canadian temporary staffing industry and the overall
An Index score of 84 measures the hours of labour performed by temporary
and contract staff in April of 2011 compared to the benchmark index of
100 established in July of 2008.
ACSESS is the single voice for promoting best practices and ethical
standards for the recruitment, employment and staffing services
industry in Canada. Each month, ACSESS publishes the results of the
Canadian Staffing Index, an independent survey conducted by Staffing
Industry Analysts. The data collected for the Canadian Staffing Index
is the largest sample size ever collected in Canada.
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SOURCE ACSESS - Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services
For further information:
please visit www.acsess.org or contact Amanda Curtis, Executive Director, at 905-826-6869/1-800-232-4962