Randstad Canada celebrates temp work as a viable option for jobseekers
and employers during Staffing for Canada Week.
TORONTO, June 7, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - As temporary workers and staffing
companies across the country celebrate Staffing for Canada Week,
Randstad Canada, the country's leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services, would like to recognize the many Canadians pursuing
employment opportunities through staffing and recruiting firms and
discusses the trend towards temp work.
According to Jan Hein Bax, President, Randstad Canada, Staffing for
Canada Week gives companies like Randstad Canada the opportunity to
celebrate the value the staffing industry has within Canada's economy
and its communities. "It's so important to take the time to
congratulate the jobseekers who have found new employment during the
past year through staffing firms, and to recognize the temporary and
contract workers who represent the industry every day," he says.
Bax says the recruitment industry has seen Canadian businesses adapt in
the face of changing work patterns and economic realities. "At Randstad
Canada, we have seen a significant growth in the number of contract and
temp workers contributing to the skilled labour force in all industry
sectors. Our internal demand for contract workers in Q1 of this year is
up roughly 24% compared to Q1 just one year ago."
It is clear that old-fashioned business models are giving way to new
ways of thinking says Bax. "Temp work is no longer limited to
administrative assistants or warehouse workers. Experienced and skilled
candidates from all levels and positions are also choosing to work as
temporary employees," he says. "At Randstad Canada we have seen
contract demand in Engineering for example, increase by 33% in Q1 of
this year, when compared to Q1 2011. Year to date, Electrical
Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Designers are the most
in-demand contract roles within our Engineering Division," adds Bax.
Temp work may not offer the same benefits and long-term security that
are generally associated with permanent jobs, but they do provide a way
to stay current, and may lead to a permanent job offer. "When you have
specialized skills that are in demand, it can be to your advantage to
work on a temporary or contract basis. It allows you to take on the
projects you like, rather than the structure of a traditional corporate
job," says Bax.
Whether you are looking for temporary, contract or permanent work, there
are many benefits to finding employment through a staffing firm, says
Bax. "From gaining valuable exposure in the workforce, to discovering
new fields of interest, to getting a break in a desirable career or
industry. There is such value and reward in what we accomplish every
day in the recruitment industry, that is certainly worth celebrating,"
says Bax. "There's a role for everyone, and the staffing industry
exists to help people find it."
Staffing for Canada Week is a Canadian initiative that originated in 1980 in Edmonton as
National Temporaries Week. Staffing for Canada Week is organized by the
Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services
(ACSESS) and is supported by local dignitaries and Canada's Political
leaders including Prime Minister Stephen Harper. www.acsess.org/EVENTS/StaffingWeek.asp
About Randstad Canada: Randstad Canada is the Canadian leader for staffing, recruitment and HR
Services. As the only fully integrated staffing company in the country,
we understand the recruitment needs and demands of employers and job
seekers across all levels and industries. Through our insightful
knowledge of local markets, employment trends and global network of
recruitment experts, we are shaping the Canadian world of work. Visit randstad.ca
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