AA and Adeco to Open Job Centres

29th Jul 2003

FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines today announced that it has arranged for Adecco, the global leader in human resources services and staffing, to open job centers on American’s premises in Dallas/Fort Worth, St. Louis and Chicago. The company is offering this service to assist employees who have been or will be laid off through reductions recently announced in St. Louis, as well as those who have been impacted by previous layoffs in Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago. Although the centers will be physically located in these three cities where the employee populations are high, employees in other cities may use the services by traveling to the centers. The job centers are scheduled to open in early August
“It has been extremely difficult to say goodbye to our valued colleagues, but economic hardships have forced us to make some tough decisions during the past few months,” said Sue Oliver, senior vice president - Human Resources for American. “We want to do everything we can to help our people cope with change and find good positions with other companies. Having Adecco on site in the cities that have been most affected will be a tremendous service.”

Adecco is the No. 1 staffing company in the world, serving more than 250,000 clients each day with 5,800 offices in 63 countries. With new job centers strategically located at American terminals in St. Louis and Chicago, as well as at the company’s training center in Fort Worth, former employees will have convenient access to Adecco for job searches, skills assessment, resume writing and interview preparation.

“We are pleased to be of service to the men and women of American Airlines. The job centers we open at American will have a manager and professional staff dedicated to matching each individual’s skills and talents with a new employer best suited for them,” said Jean-Paul Forsans, Adecco’s vice president - Specialty Business Lines.

By creatively collaborating with Adecco and other companies such as Monster and New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, American hopes to ease the transition for employees who are leaving the company after many years of service.

About Adecco S.A.
Adecco S.A. is a Forbes 500 company, the global leader in HR solutions and ranks first or second in 12 of the world’s top 13 staffing markets that account for 95 percent of the industry revenues. 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.


About American Airlines
American Airlines is the world’s largest carrier. American, American Eagle and the AmericanConnection regional carriers serve more than 275 destinations in 50 countries and territories with approximately 4,300 daily flights. The combined network fleet numbers more than 1,100 aircraft. American’s award-winning Web site, AA.com, provides users with easy access to check and book fares, plus personalized news, information and travel offers. American Airlines is a founding member of the oneworld Alliance.


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