United Airlines And Adecco Partner To Create Job Centers For Former United Employees

14th Mar 2003

United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) and Adecco (NYSE: ADO), the world’s largest staffing and human resource solutions company, announced today that they are partnering to create United - Adecco Job Centers, designed to assist former United employees in finding new career opportunities.
“Our goal is to be supportive and to provide valuable resources to United employees who have been affected by workforce reductions or who have retired since September 2001,” said Sara Fields, United senior vice president-People Services and Engagement.Ê “Adecco will offer employment services, such as skill evaluations, interviews with consultants and computer-based training to help ensure that we can offer our transitioning employees the best available resources to find rewarding new positions.”Ê
The companies will open job centers together where former United employees will be able to access Adecco job search and placement resources.Ê The first United-Adecco Job Center will open on March 17 at United`s world headquarters in Elk Grove Village, Ill.Ê On March 31, the companies will open a United-Adecco Job Center in San Francisco and then determine which other United locations will be best served with a job center.Ê At locations without a United-Adecco Job Center, Adecco`s more than 5,800 offices in 63 countries will provide job search and placement services to former United employees.Ê
“The creation of these job centers will nicely complement our partnerships with the states of Illinois and California,” Fields added.

Adecco’s Airport Division is well established in Europe, where it has been active at 12 European airports for the past four years.Ê “Adecco has a successful track record of assisting workers retrenched from other airlines in finding employment,” said Jerome Caille, CEO of Adecco SA.Ê “As the staffing industry leader, Adecco is committed to fulfilling its social responsibility by helping displaced people find meaningful employment. We’re happy to be able to allocate our global resources and expertise to assist United’s former employees.”



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