Adecco S.A. is a human resources company, based in Glattbrugg near Zurich, Switzerland. Adecco employs 700,000 temporary workers and contractors who are supplied to business clients, and has over 32,000 employees (FTEs) and 5,500 offices in 60 countries and territories around the world. The company was formed in 1996 as a result of the merger of the French company Ecco and the Swiss company Adia Interim.
1996: Personnel services firms Ecco and Adia Interim merge to form a global company with annualised revenues of €5.4 billion. Operations are combined to form a network of 2,500 branches. The core staffing business consists of 250,000 staff situated with various companies.
2000: Adecco acquires Olsten Staffing, becoming the largest recruitment company in the U.S. The merged company generates combined revenues of €17 billion.
2002: Adecco consolidates its businesses under three names and creates three divisions to manage its business.
2005: Adecco expands across six professional business lines defined by occupational fields. Adecco now provides all services under one name.
2006: Following the acquisition of DIS AG, Germany, Dieter Scheiff assumes the position of Chief Executive Officer, Adecco Group. Dominik de Daniel becomes Chief Financial Officer.
2007: The annual shareholders' meeting approves the nomination of Jürgen Dormann, former Vice Chairman, as Chairman of the Board.......