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Adecco has been appointed as the Official Recruitment Services Supplier and a Tier Two supporter of London 2012.

Adecco, a Fortune Global 500 company, will be responsible for the London 2012 Organising Committee's (LOCOG) permanent and temporary recruitment between now and 2012. Adecco will also support LOCOG's staff in preparing for the next stage of their careers after the Games. LOCOG will double in size in 2009 and will have a workforce in the thousands at the time of the Games. Adecco has a strong track record of recruiting for high–profile events and has been a domestic commercial partner for Sydney 2000, Torino 2006 and the Manchester Commonwealth Games of 2002. Adecco also works with the International Olympic Committee on the 'Athletes' Career Programme', which supports Olympic and Paralympic athletes' transition into work after competition. London 2012 Chair Sebastian Coe welcomed the announcement: " Adecco is the global leader in Human Resources services and will play a vital role in our preparations–put simply, the quality of the people we hire will have a direct impact on the success of the Games and having a world–class team will help ensure we deliver a memorable Games. 2009 will see LOCOG go through a number of changes as we start to move from our planning phase to delivery phase–we will double in size this year and Adecco working in partnership with our own HR team will ensure we hire the right people in the right roles. " As it heads towards its £2bn budget for staging the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, LOCOG now has seven domestic Tier One Partners – adidas (Sportswear Partner), BP (Oil and Gas Partner), British Airways (Airline Partner), BT (Communications Services Partner), EDF Energy (Energy Utilities Services Partner), Lloyds TSB (Banking and Insurance Partner) and Nortel (Network Infrastructure Partner) and now three domestic Tier Two Supporters–Adecco, Cadbury and Deloitte. The Worldwide Olympic Partners already signed up for 2012 are Coca–Cola, Acer, Atos Origin, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Samsung and Visa.

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