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How to Find a Good Temp Agency in Toronto. Part 2

They use the city.
Understanding and working with the unique employment ecosystem of Toronto is integral to a temp agency’s ability to make successful connections. A good temp agency understands how the city influences the way people work and uses this knowledge to look beyond the usual qualifications to make great matches.

Toronto has the wonderful advantage of being home to a culturally and ethnically diverse population. A good local agency should have the tools to see diversity as a part of life and not a barrier. For job searchers who aren’t fluent in English or are new to the city, a Toronto temp agency is a way to connect to employers that have the right tools and workplace culture to help you succeed – something that may prove harder for an agency with little familiarity with the city and its employers.

Toronto temp agencies are unparalleled in terms of local choice. Toronto works 24-7 and its many industries need all kinds of employees, which translates into opportunities, especially for candidates looking to test new career paths or accommodate non-traditional schedules. In a city of 5 million and growing, turning to a Toronto temp agency can also connect clients to a huge range of talent. It’s ideal for filling a big order with quality employees and even more ideal when you’re trying to find someone with a niche skill set. By default, Toronto temp agencies have access to more employers, more candidates, and more variety. A good local temp agency knows it, and isn’t afraid to use it to their – and your – advantage.

Matches that work logistically – giving clients employees who are able to be on time, show up at a moment’s notice, or have reliable access to transportation to get to and from work every day – is an often overlooked element of successful, happy career connections. Taking the logistics of getting to and from work seriously is especially important in a gridlocked metropolis with a transit system that’s struggling to keep up. A good Toronto-based temp agency will understand what it really means to get to work in the city and are better equipped to find reasonably accessible workplaces and deliver reliable, punctual candidates to their clients.

They build great relationships.
Good temp agencies use great service and strong relationships to build lasting partnerships with their clients and connect the best candidates to great jobs. A good agency’s service puts you first. They should be there when you need them, meet your timelines, answer your questions, and address your concerns and problems fairly. Beyond that, a good agency gives you the kind of individual attention that results in successful connections. Great employer-employee matches are made by employment experts who approach the hiring process with passion and creativity, and know the right questions to ask to make sure your expectations are met. That means working closely with their clients to understand their workplaces and decipher what kind of employees help them prosper, and working closely with their temps to make sure they make mutually beneficial connections. By being thorough in getting to know their clients and candidates, an agency equips itself to build strong databases and match any job to any employee. And, once they’ve made that great match, a good agency will always follow up to make sure you’re satisfied with their service.

At Alpha North Group, we want finding a great local temp agency to be easy. If you have any questions about our temp connection services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Youth Unemployment in Ontario

Youth Unemployment in Ontario is at an all time high, with Toronto being one of the worst cities in Canada for youth aged 15-24 to find work.

The current youth unemployment rate in Ontario fluctuates between 16-17% and 18% in Toronto, while the Canadian average unemployment rate is between 13.5-14.5%. There has been a loss of over 34,000 jobs in June alone, most of those from people aged 15-24.

According to these statistics only 1 in 2 individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 is currently employed. This is the worst youth unemployment since 1976, the year Statistics Canada started calculating youth unemployment.

This problem isn’t just affecting individuals with only a basic level of education. Youth with advanced degrees are also feeling the push. Undergraduate degrees are the new high-school diploma, the well educated are currently taking the jobs usually filled by the 15-19 year old group.

So what is being done about this persistent problem?

Currently there are several government initiatives in place, including:

The Youth Skills Connections Fund – This fund is available for partnerships that match up young people with industry, not-for-profits and academic leaders to help them build career skills and secure industry jobs.

The Ontario Youth Innovation Fund – Provides internship opportunities for graduate and post-graduate students, and helps post-secondary students launch startups by funding campus-linked business accelerators.

The Ontario Youth Entrepreneurship Fund – This initiative provides increased funding for existing programs such as Summer Company and new programs to support the growth of youth-led companies with training, mentorship and seed financing.

The Ontario Youth Employment Fund – Launched in September 2013, this fund helps employers offer four- to six-month job training placements for youth.

What do you think about the current youth unemployment crisis? Let us know by commenting below.


This entry was posted in News and tagged : , , on September 5th, 2014