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Published February 20, 2007
Volume 15, Number 2


Adecco Serves Multiple Industries’ Staffing Needs



By Barbara Lewis
NETWORK Editor



Adecco, a world leader in human resource solutions, offers comprehensive service that includes temporary and contract staffing, outsourcing, permanent recruitment, outplacement, career services, training and consulting.  The company was created in 1996 through the merger of The Swiss firm, Adia, and The French company, Ecco.  The two leading personnel services firms with complementary geographical profiles came together to form a global network of 2,500 branches. The new company had an exceptional range and quality of services. The core staffing business places approximately 250,000 associates in jobs every day.

Currently, in Adecco’s Hacienda branch office at 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 103, Adecco representatives fill general staffing and light industrial positions in a number of local industries. Those industries include scientific, security, financial services, commodities, retail, home construction, insurance and sales and marketing.

“Our entire Hacienda staff lives in the Tri-Valley and 80-85% of the workers we place live here,” says Adecco Regional Vice President Nancy Duncan. “That’s consistent with our company slogan, Better Work, Better Life, acknowledging that living close to work enhances any employee’s quality of life.  We have thousands of offices, 6600 offices in 70 countries, which enable us to fill positions at many businesses with workers from their local communities.

“We’re pleased to announce that, on March 1, Tig Gilliam will join Adecco as our new country manager,” Duncan adds.  “Tig brings extensive experience from running a $4 billion supply chain operation for IBM to working with Price Waterhouse Coopers and we’re very excited to welcome him. He will take over the Northern American leadership from Ray Roe as Ray concentrates his efforts on new emerging markets.

“Locally, we are welcoming Sheri Catalano as our new branch manager, who started January 29, 2007.  She’ll be introducing herself to the business community at area Chamber of Commerce functions and community events.”

As a co-founder of the European "Business and Disability" network, Adecco is committed to advocating for employment of persons with disabilities.  The company’s approach builds on its 'skills first' doctrine, accessing opportunities for work should be based upon individuals’ skills, not their disabilities.  During 2005-2006-2007, Adecco took part in an EU-sponsored program to collect and disseminate best practices in support of the inclusion of people with disabilities. In several European countries, Adecco runs 'Disability and Skills' programs to raise awareness of the importance of focusing on skills, and provides practical approaches to achieving better integration at work for disabled people. This includes running 'disability demystification' workshops for colleagues, enabling personnel to gain insight into the difficulties faced by disabled people at work, so they can then help them find a suitable opportunity.

For more information about Adecco, employers and job seekers may visit the company’s newly-launched web site at www.adeccousa.com.

 

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