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Thursday 21st April 2011 - Organisations looking to take on new staff in the lead up to the London 2012 Games can now access a central pool of enthusiastic and available talent, all seeking roles related to the Games. Set up in response to the overwhelming demand from jobseekers for information about jobs with London 2012 sponsors, contractors and suppliers, Adecco, the official recruitment services provider of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has launched www.jobsforthegames.co.uk.

From 21st April, employers can now access a dedicated ‘Recruiter Zone’ of the site, where they can register and begin posting available roles and browsing relevant CVs, using a host of search and matching tools to identify future employees. Organisations can also take advantage of a range of advertising opportunities, including job and brand advertising on the site.

www.jobsforthegames.co.uk is designed to directly link employers with those searching for work with London 2012 sponsors, contractors and suppliers. Employers looking to fill roles related to the Games are urged to sign up now to secure the best possible talent. Job seekers already registered on the site have been seeking a wide range of roles, from catering and tourism to security and cleaning, as well as technical and professional roles.

Steve Girdler, Adecco’s Director of London 2012 Partnerships, said, “Employers big and small will be looking take maximum advantage of the business opportunities provided by the London 2012 Games. In order to do so they will need to staff up and inevitably the pool of talented people is finite. The job board provides employers with a captive audience of keen and available jobseekers. In the first week of the website going live for job seekers, over 45,000 people interested in securing a role related to the London 2012 Games registered their interest, uploading their CVs and signing up for email alerts to keep them updated with new, relevant roles as they become available.

“Through www.jobsforthegames.co.uk we are able to offer employers a dedicated, central source of talent, enabling them to secure new and additional staff via a fast and effective route. With over 45,000 people who are interested in supporting the Games already registered – a figure which is increasing on a daily basis - we expect the site to prove an essential tool for employers and job seekers alike.”

With the London Organising Committee (LOCOG) predicting that tens of thousands of new jobs will be created by London 2012 sponsors, suppliers and other businesses that will be staffing up around the Games, www.jobsforthegames.co.uk is expected to prove a key tool for HR managers, across the UK. Adecco will be highlighting all the fantastic job opportunities created by the London 2012 Games to the East London Host Boroughs, thereby helping to support LOCOG’s local recruitment initiatives in these areas.

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For further information, please contact: Claire Laycock or Rebecca Taylor on 08453 700 655 / adecco@octopuscomms.net

Notes to Editors:

A wide variety of new jobs are already being created by London 2012 sponsors, suppliers and other businesses staffing up around the Games. Opportunities include voluntary roles, jobs directly with LOCOG as well as wider roles created by businesses seeking additional staff as a result of London 2012.

Those seeking further information can visit the relevant websites below:

• Volunteers: www.london2012.com/get-involved/volunteer/
• LOCOG jobs: https://locogrecruitment.london2012.com/jobs/main
• Wider jobs related to the Games: www.jobsforthegames.co.uk

About Adecco:

Adecco is the global leader in employment services, connecting people to jobs through its network of 6,600 offices in more than 71 territories. In the UK alone it has over 120 branches and a client base of over 33,000 organisations from all areas of commerce and industry. Adecco retains over 35,000 temporary workers with around 250 permanent staff placed each week.

Adecco is proud to be the Official Recruitment Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Adecco are ranked 26th in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work for list and have achieved 2* Best Companies accreditation for outstanding workplace engagement.

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading provider of HR solutions. With over 28,000 FTE employees and more than 5,700 offices, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 500,000 colleagues with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company.

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) with listings on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and on Euronext in France (ADE).

As the Games’ Official Services Supplier and a Tier Two Supporter, Adecco is responsible for the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games’ (LOCOG) permanent and temporary recruitment between now and 2012.

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