MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Association of Canadian
Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS) releases the Canadian
Staffing Index for August of 2012.
The Canadian Staffing Index was 113 in August of 2012, which represents
a 23% year-over-year increase from August of 2011, and a 3% sequential
increase from the index value of 110 in July. The August index value
represents the eleventh consecutive month of double-digit
year-over-year growth. The Canadian Staffing Index is based upon
reported billed hours for temporary staffing from a survey of leading
"August is the eleventh consecutive month with the index above one
hundred," says Timothy Landhuis, Research Analyst at Staffing Industry
Analysts. "This shows that the industry has maintained activity above
pre-recession levels in terms of the volume of demand for temporary
staffing, as the index value of 100 corresponds to the size of the
industry in July of 2008."
Kevin Dee, CEO of Eagle Professional Resources Inc. and ACSESS national
chairman of Public Relations and Communications notes "August marks the
third successive month of growth, coupled with significant growth from
pre-recession levels would suggest that Canada's economy is maintaining
its recovery. This is significant considering the continued issues
affecting economies in other parts of the world."
The index score of 113 measures the hours of labour performed by
temporary and contract staff in August of 2012 compared to the
benchmark index of 100 established in July 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, and independent survey conducted by Staffing
Industry Analysts. The Association also offers a broad range of
services to members firms located in all regions of Canada.
About Staffing Industry Analysis
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 (PEO's). Founded in 1989, the
company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more
information visit www.staffingindustry.com.
SOURCE: ACSESS - Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services
For further information:
visit www.acsess.org or contact Amanda Curtis, ACSESS executive director at 905-826-6869 / 1-888-232-4962