Adecco Group North America

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The Adecco Group, North America
HeadquartersJacksonville, Florida, USA
Key people
Sergio Picarelli, Regional Head of North America, UK & Ireland Federico Vione, Regional Head North America, UK, and Ireland [1]
Revenue$4.6 billion (2016)
Number of employees
ParentAdecco Group
WebsiteAdecco Group NA

The Adecco Group North America, based in Jacksonville, Florida, provides professional recruiting, staffing, consulting and business services to various industries in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia and Asia.[3] For 2009, it ranked 839th on the Fortune 1000 Currently, ranked as a Fortune 500 as 441.[4] Formerly MPS Group Inc., its brands are a subsidiary of the Swiss firm Adecco Group.


Adecco Group North America was founded in 1982 as Accustaff Incorporated in Jacksonville and changed its name to J, Inc. in 2002. With revenues of US$2.2 billion in 2008, the company had clients in over 200 office locations. The company sells its services (like Cosmos) to industries and governmental agencies through the following primary brands:

Brand Discipline
Special Counsel Legal
Parker & Lynch Accounting, Finance, Legal
Accounting Principals Accounting & Finance
Soliant Health Healthcare
Entegee Engineering
Ajilon Front Office
Modis Information Technology
Beeline Workforce Solutions
Paladin Creative, Communications, Marketing
Lee Hecht Harrison Outplacement & Talent Development
Pontoon Contingent Workforce Outsourcing

Adecco Group North America operates in two divisions: professional services and information technology (IT) Services. The professional services division provides staffing and recruitment services in the disciplines of accounting and finance, law, engineering, property and health care. This division also offers technical and engineering workforce services; places temporary and full-time employees in attorney, paralegal, legal administrative, and legal secretarial positions, as well as in accounting and finance positions.[citation needed]

The IT services division provides placement of IT contract consultants for IT project support and staffing, recruitment of full-time positions, project-based solutions[buzzword], supplier management solutions[buzzword], and onsite recruiting support for application development, systems integration and enterprise application integration.

MPS Group sponsored the MPS Group Championships, a Women's Tennis Association event held in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida in 2009 and 2010. The tournament was discontinued in 2011 due to scheduling changes for WTA Tour spring events.

On October 20, 2009, the company announced it was being acquired by Swiss company Adecco Group for US$1.3 billion in cash. Jacksonville became Adecco's center for professional staffing in North America.[when?] The merger was completed in the first quarter of 2010.[5]

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  1. ^ "Leadership - The Adecco Group".
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  3. ^ [1] Yahoo Finance, MPS Group
  4. ^ [2] Money Magazine, ranked companies
  5. ^ Mark Basch (October 21, 2009). "Jacksonville's MPS Group agrees to buyout by Swiss firm". Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 2015-01-13. (login reguired)