Adecco Group: Supporting humanitarian efforts to help refugees fleeing war in Ukraine. Group ready to offer expertise in integrating refugees in the labour market


Our colleagues in countries bordering Ukraine have been in action since the first day of the crisis, working to help our own colleagues and associates affected by the war in Ukraine. We continue to support them and their families.


In addition, our Eastern European operations are working to ease the pain of many people in this terrible crisis. For more details on the action we took during the first week of the conflict, Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze has summarised our efforts, both on the ground, with multilateral organisations and the ICRC.


Our teams in Eastern Europe are building on the Group`s years-long experience in helping refugees re-enter the workforce, earn money, rebuild their lives and make a positive future for them and their families. Most recently, in the summer of 2021, we worked with Afghan people who were unexpectedly displaced. 


The Adecco Group`s involvement with refugees


With a strong purpose of making the future work for everyone and - as one of the world’s largest employers - we are convinced we can play a role in supporting displaced people as they seek to integrate in their new host communities and start rebuilding their lives and livelihoods. We can look back on a long track-record of integrating refugees in the labour market both by developing strategic good practice and by providing individual refugees with the necessary skills and work opportunities to thrive.


Beyond helping refugees to overcome barriers to enter the workforce, The Adecco Group campaigns for more inclusive pathways to employment worldwide. To this end we collaborate with various recognised organisations such as the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the European Network Against Racism’s Equal@Work Platform to continuously strengthen our approach, share best practices, and to amplify our impact for the benefit of the wider society.


Examples of our track record in working with refugees


Through its global business units Adecco, LHH and AKKA & Modis and in the countries where it operates, the Adecco Group is intervening on a number of levels:


  • As part of our day-to-day business operations in a number of countries, including:

    • France

    • Germany

    • Turkey and Greece in collaboration with UNHCR

    • In select countries within LATAM

    • United States Through General Assembly in the UK to enhance Career Opportunities for Refugees


  • In 2020, The Adecco Group also joined the Tent Partnership for Refugees, a coalition of more than 170 major companies committed to including refugees.



About the Adecco Group 


Across the world, we help businesses optimise their talent, transform their workforces and build the employability of people. With more than 30,000 full time employees in 60 countries, we transform the world of work one job at a time with 3.5 million careers enabled annually. We are the world’s leading talent advisory and solutions company. We are driven by a powerful purpose – making the future work for everyone. Our services help people fulfil – and exceed – their potential, building employability and connecting people with opportunities. Our solutions enable our clients to optimise their talent needs and organisational models to achieve their goals. While our advocacy and firm commitment to operating responsibly aims to build a better world of work for all.