CALGARY, Jan. 25, 2017 – BOWEN, a leading recruitment and contractor management company, has assumed the operations of Mark Staffing Solutions (Mark Staffing), a Calgary-based recruitment agency effective immediately. This move addresses the growing demands from businesses to have access to the latest technology, streamlined processes and in-depth expertise to find, place and manage their workforce talent. The transaction closed on January 25, 2017.


“Our team is excited to work with Mark Staffing to help continue its legacy of finding people great jobs and organizations great people,” says Shannon Bowen-Smed, CEO and President, BOWEN.  “Over the years, we’ve earned a reputation for delivering outstanding service to our clients and candidates,” adds Bev Hughes, Founder & Chair, Mark Staffing. “The opportunity to bring our agency under the BOWEN umbrella is a smart way for us to maintain that reputation and continue to deliver outstanding service.”


The agreement reached by BOWEN and Mark Staffing was a collaborative effort and demonstrates how two well-respected industry brands can work together to bring innovative solutions to the market.


“This move immediately expands our recruitment solutions division, introduces more diversity to our client mix and doubles our access to great talent across a variety of job families,” adds Benjamin Kemp, VP, Corporate Development, BOWEN. “We’re looking forward to working with the Mark’s clients and candidates to assist them with their hiring and job search efforts.”


Mark Staffing will continue to operate as usual under the leadership of BOWEN’s management team.



For more than 43 years, BOWEN has provided Canadian business with market-leading contractor management and recruitment solutions. The company’s agility, deep knowledge of the marketplace, understanding of Canadian payroll legislation and sophisticated technology platforms are key differentiators. BOWEN’s portfolio of services includes corporate and technical sourcing, full-cycle payroll management, career transition support, exit interviews and reference checks. BOWEN has placed or managed more than 120,000 candidates and has earned a reputation of maintaining long-term clients that are among some of Canada’s leading Fortune 500 companies.


About Mark Staffing

For over 26 years, Mark Staffing has sourced talent for many of Alberta’s top industries. As a recent recipient of the Calgary’s Reader’s Choice Award, the agency is recognized in helping job seekers identify, explore and achieve their career goals. Mark’s primary services includes temporary, direct to hire and permanent placements across a variety of industries and job families.



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