Latest Survey Shows Increasing Optimism Among Canadian Employers


    TORONTO, Canada, Sept. 9 /CNW/ -- A recent survey conducted by the
AppleOne Group revealed increasing optimism among Canadian employers.
Companies are planning for improved economic conditions with 61% of
respondents reporting that they expect to grow in 2010.

    A Brighter Outlook
    This quarter's response is the most optimistic reported in over a year.
"Our latest economic outlook survey provides key insights into how businesses
have been impacted by the current economic climate as well as a window of
expectations for the future," says AppleOne president Gary Gregg.

    Getting in Gear for 2010
    Many businesses have contracted and have reduced their human capital
accordingly to adjust to current demand, but are now looking to ramp up their
productivity. "Not surprisingly, more than nine in every ten respondent
companies are highly focused on maximizing productivity," says Gregg.

    Additionally, the survey showed that more than half of all companies see
upgrading their staff as highly important to their growth and recovery plans. 
"Most companies believe that the economic contraction provides an opportunity
to upgrade the quality of their staff," says Gregg. "This is especially true
of companies that have let people go within the past few months."

    Ready for the Recovery?
    According to Gregg, AppleOne has been staying in top of the nascent
demand for talent and strategic partnerships. "Having been in business for
nearly three decades, AppleOne fully understands where companies are and want
to be in this strengthening economy." For this reason, the staffing provider
offers solutions that are customized for each client's specific needs. "We
recognize that while some businesses wish to move aggressively, there are some
who prefer a more prudent approach. We have Flexible Financing with walk-away
guarantees. The bottom line is, we stand behind our work so our clients can be
certain they made the right choice in partnering with us, even in the most
uncertain economies."

             AppleOne Economic Outlook Sample Survey Results (Canada)

    Economic Impact to Date:     Growth Expectations    Growth Expectations
                                  for End of 2009           for 2010

    23% Have Experienced         5% Expect Significant  13% Expect
     Substantial Contraction (>    Growth (> 10%)        Significant Growth
      10%)                                                (> 10%)
    37% Have Experienced         41% Expect Some        61% Expect Some
     Moderate Contraction (<       Growth (< 10%)         Growth (< 10%)
    7% Have Not Been Impacted    34% Don't Expect any   15% Don't Expect any
                                  Change                 Change
    9% Have Grown Significantly  16% Expect Some        10% Expect Some
      (> 10%)                      Decline (< 10%)        Decline (< 10%)
    24% Have Grown Moderately    4% Expect Significant  1% Expect Significant
      (< 10%)                      Decline (> 10%)        Decline (> 10%)

    With over 50 locations throughout Canada, the AppleOne Group of Companies
include staffing brands AppleOne, Accounting Advantage, BilingualOne, ProFit
and HROne. To request a more detailed copy of the survey summary, please go to or call (800) 564-5644.


For further information:

For further information: Gary Gregg, President of AppleOne Group of
Companies, Canada, +1-416-642-3357,, or Christine Duque,
Copywriter II/PR Manager, USA, +1-310-516-1572, ext 994017,, both of AppleOne Group

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