Adecco USA recognized as leader for workforce inclusion.

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MELVILLE, N.Y. (April, 16, 2009) – Adecco, the world's leading recruitment and workforce solutions provider, is proud to once again be recognized for continued devotion to promoting diversity throughout America's workplaces. Today, Adecco is honored to accept the 2009 Disability Matters Award Winner for its efforts in Diversity in support of employing people with disabilities. The award is presented by Springboard Consulting LLC in partnership with Work Life Matters magazine at a ceremony hosted by KPMG.

“At Adecco, we know our diversity and inclusion initiatives are critical to the future of our business. We have seen the power of how our diverse workforce, including people with disabilities, is invaluable to our company as well as our clients. We are proud to lead the way as we continue to develop the diversity of our human capital as well as the talent working for our over 150,000 clients, to provide better work, better life to all,” said Lois Cooper, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion for Adecco USA.

  • 2009 Disability Matters Award awarded for the categories of Diversity, Marketing and Intel and Work Life. Adecco is one of three honorees in the category of Diversity for “adding to the quality of life for people with disabilities.”
  • The Henry Viscardi Jr. Legacy Award is awarded by Abilities Inc. , a major organization devoted to helping companies diversify their workforce by hiring people with disabilities. According to Abilities, Inc. this honor is bestowed onto Tig Gilliam and Adecco in recognition of corporate leaders who support the employment of individuals with disabilities.
  • Congress of Diversity Executives Leadership in Diversity Award (CODY) is awarded by Career Communications Group (CCG), the publisher of several magazines geared toward diverse professional populations. According to CCG, Adecco was chosen from a slate of companies in the business sector. Among the factors that led to this outstanding recognition are innovation, creativity and courage in addressing diversity and inclusion issues. 
  • 2009 Top 100 Companies to Work For awarded by Savoy Professional magazine is awarded only to companies that have blacks in management and senior management positions, strong diversity outreach, strong supplier diversity program, support national black nonprofit organizations such as the NAACP, National Urban League or the National Black MBA Association or others. Adecco will be featured in a special issue of Savoy Professional magazine to be published in the March/April 2009 issue.

“During this time of intense scrutiny of all of company's investments, it's important to keep the value of a strategic diversity and inclusion programs top of mind. Diversity has been a strategic sales differentiator for Adecco and we look forward to a continued focus on our initiatives in the future” says Cooper.

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