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06.10.2009

Adecco announces charity partnership with ParalympicsGB

The Adecco Group UK & Ireland, a division of one of the world leaders in human resource solutions, has announced the signing of a charity partnership with ParalympicsGB, the registered charity responsible for Britain's teams at the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games.

According to the information provided, the partnership will see ParalympicsGB become Adecco’s “official charity”, and complements the firm’s role as the Official Recruitment Services provider for London 2012, as well as reinforcing Adecco’s ongoing commitment to supporting and encouraging diversity both within the workplace and the wider community.

“With London 2012 now less than three years away, the countdown is on,” said Susan Yallop, Director at Adecco. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to support an organisation which not only works for such a worthy cause but is also one that shares our core values of determination, integrity, responsibility and developing talent.”

As the body responsible for selecting, preparing, entering, funding and managing Britain's teams at the Paralympic Games, sponsorship funding will assist in all elements of ParalympicsGB’s activities in the lead up to the Paralympic Games in 2012 and the Paralympic Winter Games in 2014. As part of its commitment, Adecco will also initiate a fundraising programme to raise donations for and awareness of ParalympicsGB.

“The standard of competition in Paralympic sport continues to reach new heights every year, so making sure the team is best prepared to perform has become an increasingly challenging responsibility,” said Phil Lane, CEO of ParalympicsGB. “Adecco’s ongoing sponsorship commitment will play a vital role in helping us provide Britain’s finest disabled athletes with the support and resources they need.”

As the official recruitment services provider for London 2012, Adecco supports London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in filling a wide range of positions between now and 2012, as well as helping LOCOG employees with outplacement services once London 2012 has concluded.

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is, it says, the world’s leading provider of HR solutions. With over 29,000 FTE employees and more than 5,800 offices, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 500,000 colleagues with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company. (kbp)

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