MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 23, 2011 /CNW/ - With the release of the Canadian
Staffing Index for May, 2011, the Association of Canadian Search,
Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) is reporting that, even with
reductions in the manufacturing sector, Canadian temporary and contract
staff continue to receive more hours of work on a daily basis. Each
month, the Canadian Staffing Index is compiled by Staffing Industry
"As we anticipated, May's index reading landed between those of the two
previous months," confirmed ACSESS President, Bryan Toffey. "This
result is reflective of monthly differences in the overall number of
work days, not the number of hours worked per day, which continues to
be on an upward trend."
According to Toffey, the news is mixed from sector-to-sector. "We're
still seeing some shutdowns and lower hours worked in manufacturing,
particularly with respect to the automotive segment. Despite this, the
demand for services remains strong, keeping the total number of hours
worked per day on the rise."
SIA, the leading research firm covering the staffing industry and the
contingent workforce, pointed out that the Index has demonstrated
consistent long-term growth. SIA Research Associate, Robert Balicki,
noted that, "Though the nominal gain was small, year-over-year growth
was 8%. This is the sixteenth month of uninterrupted year-over-year
gains, truly a good sign for the Canadian temporary staffing industry
and the overall economy."
An Index score of 85 measures the hours of labour performed by temporary
and contract staff in May 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.
About Staffing Industry Analysts
Staffing Industry Analysts is the premier research and analysis firm
covering temporary employment and the contingent workforce. Known for
its independent and objective insights, the company's proprietary
research, data, support tools, publications and executive conferences
provide a competitive edge to decision-makers who supply and buy
temporary staffing. In addition to temporary staffing, Staffing
Industry Analysts also covers these related staffing sectors: third
party placement, and staff leasing (PEOs). Founded in 1989, the company
is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information
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.