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TempTalk with Larry Ferguson

Winds of change

When Larry Ferguson was first introduced to Adecco, he admits he was nervous. “I didn’t really know about Adecco,” he recalls, “and I knew you had to go to whatever job they gave you.” However, that turned out to be one of the elements that made working for Adecco so appealing to Larry. “They encouraged me to give each job a try and if I felt uncomfortable, they would see what they could do for me,” he says. Having worked since he was a teenager, Larry ran into an obstacle as time went by – it was harder and harder to find work without his high school diploma. “If you don’t have your Grade 12,” he remarks, “they won’t even look at you.” Read more

TempTalk with Sarah Sheppard

Making the world your workplace

Sarah Sheppard first registered to work with Adecco as a temporary employee (Associate) after spontaneously moving to Vancouver in 2009. Having never connected with an employment agency before, Sarah, like many of our Associates, discovered Adecco while searching for job opportunities online. Having previously worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, recruiting staff for their volunteer programs, our team was able to place Sarah as a recruiter on a long-term contract with the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC). Read more