Michael Page International

April 03, 2012 08:30 ET

Page Personnel Launches in Canada

The Michael Page Group Launches its Specialized Staffing Arm in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 3, 2012) - Page Personnel, the specialized staffing division of Michael Page International (LSE:MPI), is delighted to announce the expansion of its global operations by establishing a team based in Toronto dedicated to serving the Canadian staffing market. The expansion comes as a response to the increased demand for professional staffing solutions for businesses in the Toronto region as well as nationwide. Drawing from nearly a decade of specialist recruitment experience in Canada under the Michael Page banner, Page Personnel will provide specialized staffing solutions across an entire spectrum of disciplines: Accounting & Finance, Office Support & Human Resources and Sales & Marketing.

Michael Page International Canada today operates with a team of 50 consultants, located both in Toronto and Montreal. The Page Personnel launch will add another 10 consultants to the existing group, who will focus on entry to mid-level management positions, while Michael Page will continue to successfully serve the senior and executive management markets. "Our breadth and depth of experience across these two recruitment areas are well matched for the Canadian market," says Alexis de Bretteville, CEO of North America.

Tasked with leading the expansion of Page Personnel in Canada is Peter Humphrey. Peter is an expert in the staffing industry with over 12 years experience, of which 7 have been in Canada. Besides being a successful recruiter, Peter is well known for biking 10 km every day to work and for never missing out on office sports challenges. "Being active gives me the energy to maintain a high level of commitment at work, which comes in handy when you are launching a staffing agency that will be facing giants such as Randstad, Adecco and Manpower!"

"The plan is not to emulate the hundreds of staffing firms already doing business in the GTA," says Sebastien de Dianous, Executive Director for Michael Page & Page Personnel in Canada. "What we want is to respond to the need expressed by our clients for a more personal and tailored service within the staffing area. Page Personnel will have boutique-style approach to its candidates and clients. In a very volume-oriented industry, this unique quality of service will ensure our success."

About Page Personnel

Page Personnel is a global business providing specialized staffing services to a variety of key markets. First established in Europe in 1994, Page Personnel now has operations in over 20 countries worldwide with over 1,500 consultants. The Page Personnel brand is among the most widely recognized in the specialist staffing industry in the world, attracting the highest quality jobseekers and a broad range of clients including Fortune 500, mid-size and emerging companies across multiple vertical markets. Drawing from nearly a decade of recruitment experience in Canada under the Michael Page International banner, Page Personnel Canada launches with a focus across the following disciplines: Accounting & Finance, Office Support & Human Resources and Sales & Marketing - www.pagepersonnel.ca.

About Michael Page International

Michael Page International is a world-leading recruitment consultancy that provides specialist recruitment services for a broad range of clients from large corporations right through to small enterprises. For over 35 years, Michael Page has aimed to provide consultative and long-term solutions for registered candidates. With a headcount over 5,500, in 160 offices across 32 countries, all employees share the same philosophy of organic growth to develop and maintain an industry leading service.

Michael Page Canada specializes in the placement of candidates in permanent, contract and temporary positions with clients in key disciplines: Finance & Accounting, Banking & Financial Services, Engineering, Procurement & Supply Chain, Oil & Gas, Information Technology, Sales & Marketing, Human Resources and Executive Search.

Michael Page International is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:MPI). www.michaelpage.com.

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