People First HR Services

People Corporation Ranks No. 112 on the 2013 Profit 500

People First

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (June 2, 2013)- People First HR Services, a People Corporation Company, is proud to share the announcement, that People Corporation has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada as part of PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 500 ranking for 2013.

PROFIT Magazine’s PROFIT 500 is the definitive ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies by five-year revenue growth – nationally, regionally and by industry and is published in the summer issue and at In 2010 and 2011 People Corporation was included in Profit’s Hot 50 rankings which recognize the two-year revenue growth of firms.

People Corporation’s vision has always been to build a best-in-class national consulting firm that provides HR solutions, group benefits, and pension with expert advice for Canadian Companies. Its growth plan has been both organic and acquisitive.  The last few years have been exciting and have included the introduction of comprehensive client facing market solutions along with the expansion of its consulting force and management team.  The company now has over 200 staff in 27 offices across seven provinces and continues to expand.

“We are very honoured to be recognized with this achievement.  It has always been our goal to be the brand that companies turn to for all of their group benefits, group retirement and HR consulting needs,” says Chief Executive Officer, Laurie Goldberg.  “Over the last number of years, we have made significant investments in developing innovative and customized products, services and solutions to bring to each client engagement.  Our unwavering focus on what is best for our clients is at the heart of our success.  We believe the Client Comes First.”

People First HR Services (People First) continues to focus on providing best in class consulting services, with significant expertise in recruitment and executive search, career management and transition services as well as a broad suite of HR consulting and training and development solutions. “Our team is highly qualified and experienced and focused on partnering with their clients to provide innovative human resource solutions with a belief that great human resource practices equal stronger and more successful organizations,” says President Debra Jonasson-Young.

People First is one of the largest HR Consulting, Recruiting, and Career Management firms in Manitoba.  Founded in 2000 in Winnipeg, People First’s vision is to be the most trusted provider of people solutions to Canadian business.  We contribute substantially to the success of our clients by working with them to: recruit top talent; discover the full potential of each of their employees; and realize the collective strength of a highly-engaged workforce.

In March 2009, People First joined with People Corporation (TSX VENTURE: PEO), a national provider of group benefits, group retirement and human resource services headquartered in Winnipeg.  With offices across Canada, People Corporation is a leading consolidator of independent employee benefits, pension and consulting practices in Canada.

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About People Corporation
People Corporation is a national provider of group benefits, group retirement and human resource services. We have offices across Canada; each led by a team of experts and backed by the resources of a national company that is traded on the TSX-V.  Our industry experts provide uniquely valuable insight while customizing our innovative suite of services to the specific needs of our clients. Whatever your sector, whatever your scale, putting our expertise and proven track record to work will make a difference to your people and your bottom line.

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Debra Jonasson-Young
President, People First HR Services