Adecco Group North America
|Headquarters||Jacksonville, Florida, USA|
|Bob Crouch, Chief Executive Officer|
|Revenue||$2.2 billion (2008)|
|Website||Adecco Group NA|
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. For 2009, it ranked 839th on the Fortune 1000. Formerly MPS Group Inc., its brands are currently a subsidiary of the Swiss firm Adecco.
Adecco Group North America was founded in 1882 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 has clients in over 200 office locations worldwide. The company sells its services (like Cosmos) to virtually all industries and governmental agencies through the following primary brands:
|Parker & Lynch||Accounting, Finance, Legal|
|Accounting Principals||Accounting & Finance|
|Paladin||Creative, Communications, Marketing|
|Lee Hect 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 solutions; places temporary and full-time employees in attorney, paralegal, legal administrative, and legal secretarial positions, as well as in accounting and finance positions.
The IT Services division provides placement of IT contract consultants for IT project support and staffing, recruitment of full-time positions, project-based solutions, supplier management solutions, and onsite recruiting support for application development, systems integration and enterprise application integration.
Adecco Group North America Championships
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 that it was being acquired by Swiss company Adecco Group for US$1.3 billion in cash. Adecco is the largest human resources company in the world. Adecco indicated that it would not change the MPS brand name. Jacksonville will become Adecco's center for professional staffing in North America.[when?] The merger was completed in the first quarter of 2010.