Now Among the Largest Private Staffing Companies in Canada

Toronto, ON – June 1, 2017 – People Store Staffing and Peoplesource Staffing Solutions have entered into an agreement to merge as of June 2017, which will produce one of the largest private staffing companies in Canada.

John Nalli, President and CEO of People Store Staffing, and Frank Cianciulli, CEO of Peoplesource Staffing Solutions, are creating a partnership that will capitalize on industry growth opportunities, deliver continued ser-vice innovation, and deliver consistent reliable operational excellence. The merged company will yield import-ant benefits for suppliers, vendors, partners, clients, candidates and employees.

This merger represents “coming full circle” for John in particular, as he co-founded Peoplesource with Frank back in 2003. “The merger is somewhat of a homecoming for me, as I had left Peoplesource in 2009 to start People Store,” said John Nalli, President and CEO of People Store Staffing. “Achieving tremendous success in both companies has provided me with an opportunity to develop key business strategies, which sets up nicely to move the business forward. I’m excited to be in a position to see a combined company achieve the kind of success and notoriety that you only read and hear about.”

This merger has come about in order to leverage the strengths of each company and reunite the co-founders’ initial vision. “Back in 2009 we split the company into Peoplesource and People Store to navigate through the great recession,” said Frank Cianciulli, CEO of Peoplesource Staffing Solutions. “Our strengths complement each other, which means that our merge will allow us to serve our clients even better.” As a result of the merger, all temporary staffing functions including On-Site Services, Light Industrial, Logistics and Office Clerical will be facilitated by People Store. All Permanent Search and Contract Services will be facilitated by Peoplesource.

This strategic partnership will ensure the two companies are well positioned to navigate an evolving staffing industry and it will offer only best-in-class staffing services to clients throughout Canada. “The merger is an integral part of our high-growth consolidation strategy,” said John Nalli. “This fits very well with our clients’ increasing needs for a full range of HR solutions across Canada, and it will add considerable depth to our operations, allowing us to offer even more specialized services within a much larger network of offices.”

“A consolidation strategy is ideal for the highly fragmented staffing industry and we need to continue adjusting to thwart disruption,” said Frank Cianciulli. The merged company will continue to seek out prospective acquisitions that fit into the existing vision, integrity and company culture. Current annual sales of the companies are approaching $100 million and the improved alignment positions the companies well to be the largest privately held in the country within five years.

About People Store:

Unlike any other company, People Store provides a continuous partnership with its clients through a unique tiered approach to staffing: Diagnosis and Implementation. As workforce professionals, People Store helps companies efficiently deploy human resources to improve their bottom line. People Store views its relationships with its clients as strategic partnerships. By providing the industry’s widest array of services through a unique human resource business model, People Store retains expertise in individual service lines. The result is that People Store provides both superior customer service for specialized needs and comprehensive solutions for a variety of challenges; all offered through specialized and customized services.

About Peoplesource:

Peoplesource Staffing Solutions is a premier provider of recruitment solutions in Canada. They bring together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable, strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates. Peoplesource does not just match people to jobs, through their partnerships they uncover what their clients define as success so they can exceed expectations. Peoplesource is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated, and is part of the multi-award winning Wish Group company.

About Wish Group:

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.

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Wish Group is Employee Certified as a Great Place to Work®

Toronto, ON – February 6, 2017 – Wish Group, one of Canada’s fastest growing premier business solutions providers, was nominated by employees and certified as a Great Place to Work® through the national awards program.

“We have worked hard to build a team at Wish Group that thrives on transparency and growth,” says Frank Cianciulli, Chairman and CEO of Wish Group. “As a collection of diverse companies, it is the entrepreneurial spirit of the employees that keeps Wish Group performing better year over year.”

Wish Group attributes its success to a strong workplace culture that fosters growth and entrepreneurship. The Great Place to Work® Certification Program is the official standard demonstrating the highest level of workplace culture. The program ranks companies based on employee feedback, and the only way to become certified is if employees provide positive feedback. The evaluation process also includes an assessment of the organization and perspectives from the leadership team.

“Frank’s vision of creating an organizational culture that fosters growth and ownership amongst the team has served Peoplesource well,” says Teri Scott, President of Peoplesource Staffing Solutions (a Wish Group company). “The Great Place to Work Certification shows us that we have realized this vision, and I’m honoured to lead this amazing team.”

Wish Group is on the path to success and continues to build their award winning workplace culture through day-to-day practices and innovative group events like Kickoff. Kickoff is an annual company event focused on building workplace connections and culture.

About Wish Group:

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele. Wish Group has established itself as one of the premier providers of recruitment solutions in Canada by bringing together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates.

About Peoplesource:

Peoplesource Staffing Solutions is a premiere provider of recruitment solutions in Canada. They bring together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable, strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates. Peoplesource does not just match people to jobs, through their partnerships they uncover what their customers define as success so they can exceed expectations. Peoplesource is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated, and is part of the multi-award winning Wish Group company.

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PEOPLESOURCE SUCCESSFULLY ACQUIRES SHANNON HUMAN RESOURCES

This marks the third successful staffing acquisition in two years for Peoplesource.

December 7, 2016 Toronto – Peoplesource Staffing Solutions announced today that they have successfully completed the acquisition of Shannon Human Resources.

Peoplesource’s acquisition of Shannon Human Resources will expand their workforce solutions to a diverse set of clients as well as expand our geographical reach and make us a leading player in Ottawa, while simultaneously adding strength to their other existing Ontario offices. The combined business will provide expertise in the talent development services sector, enabling them to better serve their clients nationwide.

“The acquisition of Shannon Human Resources is an integral part of our high-growth consolidation strategy.” Says Teri Scott, President of Peoplesource. “This fits very well with our customers’ increasing needs for a full range of HR solutions across the nation. They’ll add considerable depth to our operations, allowing us to offer a more specialized office and clerical division. Shannon Human Resources also compliments our 2014 and 2015 successful acquisitions of Abacus Resource Group and 500 Staffing.”

“Everybody changes when they become an owner,” says Peoplesource and Wish Group CEO Frank Cianciulli. “Their commitment to the business changes and that gets reflected in the work they do; whether it’s improving customer service or dedication to their craft, it all leads to higher levels of profitability and a stronger business unit.”

Peoplesource is privately owned and one of the few companies in Canada that give their workers a financial stake in the business – thanks to employee share ownership programs.

“We believe this is a fantastic match for both organizations and we are pleased to join Peoplesource," commented Shannon Doyle, CEO of Shannon Human Resources. "The team at Shannon Human Resources understands the value of Peoplesource. Shannon Human Resources has been in business for the last 38 years and have shown and proven commitment to improving customer service as well as providing dedication to the craft, it all leads to higher levels of profitability and a stronger business unit.”

Peoplesource believes that a consolidation strategy is ideally suited for the highly fragmented temporary staffing industry, and they’ll continue to seek out prospective acquisitions that fit into their existing vision, integrity and culture of the organization. With a longer term objective of driving annual revenues to $100 million, the company’s latest acquisition of Shannon Human Resources represents a crucial step of this strategy’s successful implementation.

To learn more, contact Jessica Orchard, Wish Group, at JOrchard@wishgroup.ca or (416)640-9768.

About Peoplesource Staffing Solutions:

Peoplesource has established itself as one of the premier providers of recruitment solutions in Canada by bringing together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates. Peoplesource is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated, and is part of the multi-award winning Wish Group company.

Peoplesource does not just match people to jobs. They develop a partnership with the customer, determining what the customer defines as success along the way, all while investing time in and attention to the relationship. Peoplesource has won several accolades for their success, including the Profit Hot 50 Canada’s Emerging Growth Companies, Profit 100 Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Best Small & Medium Employer, Canada’s Best Places to Work, and the Reader’s Choice Best Staffing Firm Award.

About Wish Group:

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries. We strongly believe our people are the single greatest resource to success. When you combine great ideas with great people, you have an unstoppable force. The energy of our ambitious team combined with proven leadership excellence creates a cohesive organization that focuses on providing exceptional service to our business clientele.
Wish Group has established itself as one of the premier providers of recruitment solutions in Canada by bringing together fresh ideas and unique experiences to build valuable strategic partnerships with both clients and candidates.

About Shannon Human Resources:

Shannon Doyle opened the doors to SHANNON a human resources company in 1978. Originally located in Don Mills she moved her offices to North York in 1983 and then purchased our permanent location at 120 Sheppard Avenue West in the heart of North York in 1991.

Our Mission statement defines our sincere commitment to provide outstanding customer service to both our Clients and our Applicants. We believe this commitment is the cornerstone of our success. We have built solid relationships and strong partnerships with many Fortune 500 companies and many of Toronto's Top Employers.

Shannon a human resources company is a generalist agency that has developed two very specialized niche staffing capabilities in the Print Industry and in Administrative Staffing. Our recruiting experience covers a broad range from Senior Management to entry level positions and each of our placements is given the same care and attention to detail.

We began the next chapter in our history in September 2010 when we opened our Outplacement Division. Our newly designed offices with state of the art equipment provides full re-employment and employment transition services. This new division makes SHANNON a human resources company a full service agency providing Temporary, Permanent, Contract and Outplacement Services.

We are proud of our history and our longevity in the Staffing Industry as an independently owned Canadian Company and we look forward to our future with our Team of long service Recruiters who are completely committed to quality customer service, flexible pricing and the highest recruiting standards in our industry.

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THE WISH GROUP RANKS 229 ON THE PROFIT 500 RANKING OF CANADA’S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES

TORONTO, ONTARIO (September 14, 2016) Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked The Wish Group 229 on the 28th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.

The prestigious report awarded the honour to The Wish Group having achieved the PROFIT 500 list with a five-year revenue growth of 243%.

“To be recognized for five consecutive years as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies is a huge achievement. The Wish Groups success is founded on our ability to foster an entrepreneurial culture, to attract, develop and focus not just on being a leading provider of the key services, but to embrace our own achievements which we feel is crucial to the success of our clients,” said Frank Cianciulli, Wish’s CEO and Chairman.

The Wish Group continues to provide best in class business solutions using multiple award winning companies. These companies work collaboratively from an open office space in Liberty Village as well as several offices nationwide. Their continued focus on the dedication, respect, flexibility and efficiency that defines their corporate culture has never been stronger. Over the years, the Wish Group has built a community of leadership amongst its employees - allowing for great results in helping clients improve communications, attract and retain a world-class workforce and achieve first-rate financial results.

“Companies become a part of the PROFIT 500 through innovative thinking, smart strategy and sheer grit,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “These firms demonstrate what Canadian entrepreneurs can achieve, both at home and across the globe.”

Wish Group is a collection of companies anchored by entrepreneurial passion, run by hard work and growing because of integrity. We continue to focus on becoming the premier business solutions provider in Canada by providing diversified services to Canadian clients across industries.

“Year after year, we make substantial investments in our own potential - sourcing the best human capital and providing leading edge internal and external communications for our clients,” commented Frank. This award follows Peoplesource President, Teri Scott’s recognition ranked 19 for PROFIT Magazines Top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada.

Wish Group
67 Mowat Ave Suite #411,
Toronto, ON M6K 3E3
416.640.9765
Email: lconciatori@wishgroup.ca
www.wishgroup.ca