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Power Staffing Solutions acquires Ottawa-based Hourglass HR

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April 3, 2023
By Talent Canada

Saye Sathiyakumar, Mark Cohen and Jonathan Cohen. Photos: LinkedIn

Power Staffing Solutions has acquired Hourglass HR, an Ottawa-based firm offering permanent placement, temporary employment and recruitment process outsourcing to the healthcare, IT and engineering sectors.

From their Ottawa headquarters, the Hourglass HR team has been finding talent for organizations across Canada, with roots dating back to 2004.

“Hourglass is very well known as a valued recruitment partner in the nation’s capital, Ottawa,” Power Staffing Solutions said in a press release announcing the deal.¬† “This acquisition is an exceptional opportunity to grow the business and increase our impact throughout Canada.”

“Not only is Hourglass HR keenly focused on the same sectors and services that we are in, they share our uncompromising passion for excellence. Their tenacity, drive and integrity make them a natural fit with our culture,” said Saye Sathiyakumar, managing partner of Power Staffing Solutions.


Mark Cohen will bring his decades of industry experience to a newly appointed vice-president role at Power Staffing Solutions, reporting to managing partner Saye Sathiyakumar. Jonathan Cohen will remain at Hourglass HR and head the business as the new director of operations.

“Our success has been built on working with companies that share our values, and taking care of their best interests. We believe in placing the right people in the right roles for the right reasons,” said Cohen, co-founder of Hourglass HR. “I am excited to begin this exciting new chapter with the Power Staffing Solutions family.”

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