Joyce Russel Inducted to the Committee of 200

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President and Chief Operating Officer of Adecco General Staffing USA Joins Elite Group of Women Business Leaders

MELVILLE, N.Y. (October 8, 2008) - Adecco Group North America today announced that Joyce Russell, president and chief operating officer of Adecco General Staffing USA has been selected to join the Committee of 200, an elite group of women business leaders focused on connecting and advancing women for a lifetime of social responsibility and business success.

The Committee of 200 (www.c200,org) is an invitation only membership organization of the world's most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders. The Committee of 200's more than 450 members represent over 100 industries in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America and its members generate more than $200 billion in annual revenues.

“We are thrilled to have Joyce Russell join our network as one of the top women leaders in the recruitment industry, a critical sector in our economy,” said Amy O'Keeffe, Director of Membership for The Committee of 200. “Joyce's dedication to Adecco, the staffing industry and her contributions to the communities Adecco serves is exactly the type of leadership we seek in our members,” O'Keeffe continued.

As a member of The Committee of 200, Russell will contribute to a national network that capitalizes on the experience of women at the top echelons of business.

“I am very proud to be a part of this impressive, dynamic group of women business leaders,” said Joyce Russell, president and chief operating officer of Adecco General Staffing USA. “I believe the insights and perspective I can contribute in relation to what's happening in the workforce and today's human capital challenges will be a benefit to the group,” Russell continued.

For more information on The Committee of 200, please visit: www.c200.org.
For more information on Adecco, please visit: www.adeccousa.com.

ADECCO WORLDWIDE:
Adecco S.A. is a Global Fortune 500 company and the world leader in workforce solutions. The Adecco Group network connects over 700,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of over 33,000 employees and 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. Registered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, the Adecco Group delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources to corporate clients and qualified associates.

ADECCO NORTH AMERICA:
Adecco is the workforce solutions leader in the United States and Canada, with a comprehensive service offering that includes temporary and contract staffing, permanent recruitment, outplacement and career services, recruitment process outsourcing, training and consulting.
In addition to its administrative, clerical and light industrial staffing services, Adecco operates the following specialty divisions:

  • Engineering & Technical
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Medical & Science
  • Legal
  • Human Capital Solutions
  • Government Solutions
  • Transportation

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH001213860) and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with trading on virt-x (SWX/VIRT-X: ADEN) and Euronext Paris - Premier Marché (EURONEXT: ADE).

Additional information is available at the company's website at www.adeccousa.com.

For further information, please contact:
Jacqueline Chen Valencia    
Vice President, Public Relations   
Adecco Group North America
347.453.7156
jacqueline.chen@adeccona.com

Anthony Guerrieri
Director, Public Relations 
Adecco Group North America
917.34.4296
anthony.guerrieri@adeccona.com

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