IPC and Adecco Sign Agreement

Today, Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and Patrick Glennon, Director Global Athlete Career Programme of Adecco signed an agreement in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The signing ceremony was attended by several media, IPC Governing Board members and Adecco Brazil representative Marcela Graca Lima. 12 Aug 2007 By IPC

The agreement will ensure that Adecco's Athlete Career Programme, which has been successfully implemented with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for Olympic athletes, can be extended to include Paralympic athletes from around the world. In this way, a select number of Paralympians who are on the latter stages of their sporting careers can benefit from Adecco's expertise in order to ensure a smooth transition into the labour market. Adecco's services to the athletes will include career selection, assistance in writing CVs, interview training and job placement.

“This programme is an excellent opportunity for Paralympians to manage the difficult transition from their sporting career to be successful in their new professional lives. We thank Adecco for this opportunity and are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration in the best interest of the athletes”, commented Sir Philip.

Said Mr. Glennon: “The addition of the IPC into the world-wide Athlete Career Programme is another key milestone for Adecco and the IOC. We are dedicated to the training and job placement of Olympic and Paralympic athletes and we are pleased to join forces with the IPC in this effort.”

For more information about Adecco’s Athlete Career Programme, please visit the official website at www.adecco.com.