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The Committee of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi has named three staffing agencies as the official Organising Committee suppliers: Adecco LLC (Adecco Group), Business Training LLC (Exect Business Training) and Kelly Services CIS LLC (Kelly Services).
The agreement was signed by Dmitry Chernyshenko, President of the "Sochi 2014" Organising Committee, Natalia Dolgenkova, Director-General of the Adecco Group Russia, Natalia Matusova, Vice-President of KellyOCG and Vladimir Soloviev, Managing Partner of Exect Partners.
As part of these agreements, Adecco Group will provide temporary staff recruitment services to the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee, Exect Business Training will take charge of staff training for the Games and Kelly Services will be responsible for permanent staff recruitment, as well as establishment and management of the Sochi 2014 Career Centre. The suppliers now face the challenge of creating an innovative recruitment programme for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games to enable over 65,000 experts to be selected and trained in a short space of time.
Adecco Group will take responsibility for recruiting over 5,000 temporary staff, most of them will start working in September 2013 until the end of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2014. The company will also provide administrative management and will be responsible for the pay rolling of temporary staff at the Games. Adecco Group will be expected to share their knowledge and experience gained at the Sydney 2000, Turin 2006, Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Games with the organisers of Russia's first ever Winter Games.
Natalia Dolzhenkova, Director-General, Adecco Group Russia, commented "I am sure, that Adecco's great experience and expertise in hiring and providing temporary staff, multiplied by 10-years of practice in Russia and comprehension of national features, will make it possible for bright and talented people to find a job in such an interesting project like Sochi Olympics and Paralympics Winter Games in 2014 and make it truly innovative and unforgettable."
As for Exect Business Training, its activities will include preparing the workforce for the Games. In co-operation with the Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), the company is going to develop and implement training and educational programmes for the Games workforce, including the Sochi 2014 Organising Committee employees, volunteers, non-sponsor suppliers and contractors. The training sessions will feature both classical methods and interactive programmes, alongside with team-building exercises and seminars involving the use of learning cards. Exect Business Training is going to train in excess of 25,000 volunteers and roughly 5,000 members of the Games' personnel as well as the staff of suppliers and contractors.
In total, a workforce roughly 150,000 people will be required in order to stage the Games in Sochi, with staff working in over 30 fields of activity: sport, medical care, education, transport, hospitality, and others.