TORONTO, March 5, 2012 – Randstad Canada, the country’s leader for staffing, recruitment and HR Services, is excited to announce that following Randstad’s acquisition of SFN Group, Inc. in 2011, Spherion Canada has now fully rebranded to Randstad Canada, officially making Randstad Canada the country’s #1 staffing firm.
With coast to coast geographic coverage, through an extended network of over 85 branches across 8 provinces, Randstad Canada now has unparalleled reach, providing local, personalized and in-depth recruitment expertise to both employers and job seekers from all over the country.
“At a time where organizations struggle to attract the best talent in the context of a looming skills shortage, and when global economic uncertainties put pressure on companies to be as productive and streamlined as ever, Canadian employers and job seekers alike need a strong partner who has a clear view of the needs and requirements specific to local markets and verticals, and who is therefore able to connect them in an efficient and timely manner’’, says Marc-Étienne Julien, President, Randstad Staffing.
Julien says the integration has allowed the company to further expand its service offerings, branches and expert staff. “It is exciting for us to be able to provide enhanced services to employers from all industries, especially within the sectors that are seeing a significant growth in demand, such as Call Centres and Skilled Trades. Within the skilled trades sector, we expect that of the one million workers Canada anticipates it will need between now and the year 2020, 400 000 will come from the manufacturing sector due to growing numbers of employees retiring from the workforce. We are ready and well-equipped to tackle these hiring challenges and help employers attract the best talent,’’ he says.
“This is a major milestone in Randstad Canada’s evolution. The integration provides us with more capabilities and the strength to continue to anticipate and meet the ever evolving needs of Canadian workers and employers,” explains Julien. “Both our clients and candidates will continue to get the specialized expertise and dedicated service of a niche firm while benefiting from the enhanced presence of a global brand. We are better positioned than ever to pursue our mission to shape the Canadian world of work.’’
SFN Group, Inc. includes Spherion, The Mergis Group and Technisource, which are now fully operating under the Randstad Canada brand. All of the above information applies to Canada only.
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