September 30, 2009 – Adecco Group U.K. & Ireland, a division of human resource solutions company Adecco, has signed a charity partnership with ParalympicsGB, the registered charity responsible for Britain's teams at the Paralympic Summer and Winter Games. 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 organization 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 program to raise donations for and awareness of ParalympicsGB. Adecco will support London Organizing 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.
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