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Public Agencies Get New Access to Talent Savings Solutions

Acro USCommunities LogoGovernment and public organizations registered with U.S. Communities can now benefit from predetermined pricing and the opportunity to use Acro’s Managed Service Provider (MSP) solutions and professional staffing services without the hassle of a time-consuming and expensive formal bid process. Acro Services Corporation, a widely recognized veteran and pioneer in the staffing services industry, announced today that it has been awarded a contract through U.S. Communities, the leading government purchasing cooperative, to offer this opportunity to registered public agenices. Acro was awarded the contract, which runs January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2019, with options to renew, through a competitive solicitation and evaluation led by Maricopa County, Arizona.

Over its 35-year history, Acro has become a leader across a wide range of job categories and the entire suite of workforce management solutions, having delivered MSP programs for more than 20 years and its web-based vendor management system (VMS), the XRM System, for most of that time, all while maintaining its highly acclaimed standard of excellence in staffing services, the foundation upon which the company was built.

Acro is uniquely positioned to provide U.S. Communities participating agencies with best-in-class contingent worker management services at predetermined pricing. In particular, Acro has the acumen to cost-effectively and quickly recruit temporary workers, manage the suppliers of temporary workers, and provide the state-of-the art VMS, the XRM System, to enable these objectives. In its role as the incumbent MSP of several U.S. Communities participating agencies, Acro has been able to optimize workforce management processes by tailoring its MSP program (including VMS customization) to meet the specific needs of each participating agency regardless of its size. Acro’s MSP program provides participating agencies access to multiple staffing providers and streamlines the management of those staffing providers into one easy point of contact. As part of this, Acro’s industry-leading VMS, the XRM System, streamlines the oversight, evaluation, and analysis of multiple staffing providers through its extensive data statistics platform, real-time reporting, and integrated process support.

Participating agencies save time and money by administering staffing more efficiently, and in turn get access to higher quality talent through a recruitment process that taps into a large pool of candidates and gives workers highly competitive wages. Acro also enables agencies to fill positions utilizing talent in the local community, which gives business to local staffing suppliers that often do not have the resources to bid on government contracts.

MSP services are typically only possible for large organizations, but Acro is offering this service for all U.S. Communities participants, no matter how small. “Acro is known across the staffing industry for its exceptional customer service,” said Ron Shahani, President and CEO of Acro Service Corp. “More than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies use managed staffing programs, and now more public sector organizations can get the benefit of optimized staffing solutions. This is an exciting program that will provide significant value and cost savings to public sector organizations, while enabling them to meet all of their security, reporting, and transparency requirements.”


 

To learn more, visit the website at www.acrocorp.com/uscommunities or contact us at (877) 227-0930 or uscommunities@acrocorp.com.

Interested parties can participate in a free webinar on Wednesday, February 8, at 11 am EST/8 am PST.

 


 

About Acro Service Corporation

Founded in 1982, Acro Service Corporation is a Top-50 staffing firm in the U.S., headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, providing technical, engineering, clerical, professional, IT, and industrial/manufacturing personnel services through temporary, temporary-to-direct, direct placement, IT project, and managed staffing (MSP) programs.

About U.S. Communities

U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative, providing government procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts (K-12), higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. U.S. Communities was founded in 1996 as a partnership with its national sponsors. Today, its national sponsors include the Association of School Business Officials, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, the United States Conference of Mayors, and the National Governors Association. More than 55,000 registered agencies, education institutions, and nonprofits utilize U.S. Communities contracts to procure more than $2 billion in products and services annually. This continued growth is fueled by the program’s proven track record of providing public agencies the best overall government pricing and unparalleled value.

CDI Corp. Announces Formation of Congruent Talent, a Minority-Owned Recruitment Services Company

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) announced today that CDI and two corporate partners have signed a memorandum of understanding to join forces and deliver industry leading capabilities to Congruent Talent, a newly formed minority-owned company. Congruent Talent, with the support of its corporate partners, will provide U.S. companies with skilled technical and professional IT and engineering talent. Partnering with Congruent Talent will be Acro Service Corp. (Acro), Mastech Inc. (NYSE MKT: MHH) and CDI. Additionally, CDI will own a 49 percent interest in Congruent Talent.

Congruent Talent is being formed to uniquely serve large enterprises by unifying the fulfillment capability of multiple leading recruitment organizations. Congruent Talent will offer a scalable and efficient mechanism for large clients to deliver on skilled talent requirements while meeting their supplier diversity program goals.

CDI will contribute managed service provider (MSP), vendor management systems (VMS) and operational support to Congruent Talent. Fulfillment capability will be provided by Acro and Mastech, as well as by CDI. Both Acro and Mastech are certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

“Together, we are creating a minority-owned company that will, on day one, offer industry-leading staffing capabilities,” said Scott J. Freidheim, CEO and President of CDI. “We look forward to playing our part in supporting Congruent Talent.”

“In collaboration with our partners, Congruent Talent will be able to deliver on the most sophisticated and demanding client’s requirements,” said Congruent Talent CEO and President Jonathan Jackson. “I am proud to be leading such a unique organization dedicated to enabling enterprise supplier diversity program objectives.”

Ron Shahani, President and CEO of Acro Service Corp., said, “Congruent Talent opens doors to new opportunities in national markets for diversity staffing services. Congruent Talent’s partners contribute resources, experience and expertise that combine to create an organization with unrivaled abilities to serve the diversity staffing needs of large enterprises throughout the U.S.”

Mastech President and CEO Kevin Horner said, “We are excited about this opportunity to partner with Congruent Talent as a provider of recruitment support services and are committed to leveraging our recruitment-centric business model to meet
Congruent’s fulfillment needs.”

About CDI
CDI Corp. (NYSE: CDI) provides client-focused engineering, information technology and staffing solutions. Our customers operate in a variety of industries, ranging from Oil, Gas & Chemicals to Aerospace & Industrial Equipment, and High Technology, and include corporate, federal, state and municipal entities. We serve customers through offices and delivery centers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. We also provide staffing services through our global MRINetwork® of franchisees. Learn more at www.cdicorp.com

About Acro Service Corp.
Acro Service Corp. is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, managed service provider (MSP) programs, and vendor management systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. Acro is among the nation’s largest certified minority business enterprises and is a Corporate Plus® Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council. To learn more, go to www.acrocorp.com

About Mastech, Inc.
Leveraging the power of 29 years of IT experience, Mastech (NYSE MKT: MHH) provides Information Technology Staffing services in the disciplines which drive today’s business operations. More information about Mastech can be found at www.mastech.com

Source: Staffing Industry Analysts (http://www.staffingindustry.com)

BAE Systems Recognizes Acro for MSP/VMS Excellence

Press Release – February, 2015
By Patty White, Corporate Communications Manager


ACRO POSTERLivonia, Michigan – Acro Service Corporation (Acro) was recently recognized by BAE Systems for Outstanding Performance as Electronic Systems Managed Service Program (MSP)/Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Provider.

BAE Electronic Systems, one of the world’s leading defense contractors, has relied on Acro since 2011 to provide best-in-class MSP and VMS Provider services for all its contingent staffing requirements. Acro ensures efficiency and significant cost savings, while delivering industry-leading workforce management services to BAE Electronic Systems.


About Acro Service Corporation:

Acro Service Corporation is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs, and Vendor Management Systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management, and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. Acro is among the nation’s largest certified minority business enterprises and is a Corporate Plus® Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.


To learn more about Acro Service Corporation, please contact:
Astha Batra, Marketing Manager
abatra@acrocorp.com
www.acrocorp.com

Acro Among the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014

Press Release – January, 2015
By Patty White, Corporate Communications Manager

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Livonia, Michigan – Acro Service Corporation (Acro) named as a Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ in 2014.

National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ recognizes companies who value their employees through engagement, growth, and excellence across all human resource practices. Acro received winning scores in all categories including: communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention, and more.

Ron Shahani, President and CEO said: “We are thrilled to receive this award from National’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For. Throughout Acro’s 33 years, employees have always been our priority. We believe that a great work environment supports happy, engaged employees, and they, in turn, are more effective, motivated, and innovative. We strive for excellence in all that we do, and that starts with our employees.”

More information about Acro and other 2014 Winners is featured in Corp! Magazine’s December online publication.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

About Acro Service Corporation:
Acro Service Corporation is one of the nation’s largest staffing companies, offering expert solutions in: staff augmentation, Managed Service Provider (MSP) programs, and Vendor Management Systems (VMS). Through Acro’s commitment to quality, responsible management, and industry-leading best practices, Acro has achieved a flawless record of growth and profitability since opening its doors in 1982. Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. Acro is among the nation’s largest certified minority business enterprises and is a Corporate Plus® Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

                                                                                                                                                                                          

To learn more about Acro, please contact:
Gayathri Giri, Marketing Manager
ggiri@acrocorp.com
www.acrocorp.com