Employment & Recruiting Agencies in Canada: Market Research Report

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Employment & Recruiting Agencies in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 56131CA | Jun 2013

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IBISWorld’s Employment & Recruiting Agencies market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Employment and Recruiting Agencies industry provides a wide-range of services to clients. Agencies provide permanent placement, temporary staffing and have begun to offer expanded human resources functions. The industry is closely tied to broader economic performance and the unemployment rate. Unfortunately for industry operators, economic conditions declined and the unemployment rate skyrocketed following the global financial crisis. Clients slashed payrolls in an effort to remain profitable, resulting in an increasing number of potential applicants, but few positions to fill. Consequently, industry revenue declined 16.1% in 2009. While the industry has showed signs of recovery more recently, its performance was not able to overcome the effects of the recession... purchase to read more

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The Employment and Recruiting Agencies industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2013, IBISWorld estimates that the top four firms will account for less than 20.0% of total industry revenue. The industry is relatively fragmented, with 42.8% of enterprises operating as nonemployers and more than 75.0% of operators keeping less than 10 employees. These small operators tend to focus on a particular province, or even a particular industry within a province. During the past five years, it is estimated that industry concentration has risen slightly as a result of acquisition activity. For example, major operator Randstad acquired SFN Group in 2011, while Adecco Group acquired MPS Group and Drake Beam Morin in 2009 and 2011... purchase to read more


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What is the Employment & Recruiting Agencies Industry?

Operators in this industry primarily engage in listing employment vacancies and selecting, referring and placing application in permanent or temporary employment positions. The individuals placed into these new positions are not employees of the placement agencies.

Industry Products
Permanent search and placement servicesTemporary staffing servicesContract staffing servicesOther services
Industry Activities
Operating casting agencies or bureausProviding executive placement consulting servicesOperating nurses registries Operating employment placement agenciesOperating employment registries

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