You’ve come a long way, baby: What the staffing industry offers today

By Steve Jones
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/01/2001

The staffing services business in Canada has grown into a $4-billion industry that places hundreds of thousands of job-seekers in full-time, temporary and contract-work assignments.

It has been an evolution from narrowly focused clerical beginnings to a sophisticated sector looking to provide (and anticipate) employer needs. Staffing has come a long way.

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