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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.

Acro honored with ‘Salute to Diversity Award’

Livonia, MI – October 13, 2016 – Acro Service Corp. was awarded Corp! magazine’s 2016 ‘Salute to Diversity Award’ last month. This award recognizes and honors businesses that include diversity as part of their core-values and business practices. For 10 years, Corp! has celebrated Michigan businesses and leaders who have displayed significant achievement in diversity*.

Kshijeet Bhosale, right, receives Corp! magazine's 2016 ‘Salute to Diversity Award’ on behalf of Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp. (Acro) is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and is certified by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC). Acro has also earned membership to the National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Corporate Plus Program® that is reserved exclusively for certified minority companies with proven resources, financial strength and capabilities to serve customers on national and international contracts.

“We are extremely happy to be distinguished as a winner of Corp! magazine’s ‘Salute to Diversity Award.’  Acro promotes diversity through its commitment to utilize diversity suppliers and to recruit employees from diverse backgrounds,” said Kshiteej Bhosale (featured to the right in the picture), Director of Business Development, who received Corp! magazine’s 2016 ‘Salute to Diversity Award’ on behalf of Acro Service Corp. . “While promoting diversity is part of our value system, it also makes great business sense. A diverse environment brings with it a broader talent pool, varied viewpoints, reduced discrimination and greater organizational productivity,” he said.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp., a Michigan based minority owned firm, 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’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes.  Acro also enjoys an impressive D&B rating.  Acro currently has 34 U.S. offices, and six international offices.  To learn more, visit www.acrocorp.com.

About Corp!
Corp! in print and online is a B-to-B publication that features success stories, best practices and strategies that CEOs, business owners, executives and managers will find useful and relevant. We pride ourselves on not making editorial decisions based on how much coverage a story has received in other media or how it ties into the latest scandal in the business world. Corp! is dedicated to raising the profile of business in our communities and driving it forward.

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*Corp! Magazine https://www.corpmagazine.com/

Acro recognized as one of the fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms by SIA

Livonia, MI – AuguSIA Image Largest 3, 2016 – Acro Service Corp. (Acro) was recently named to the 2016 list of fastest-growing U.S. staffing firms published by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). Only firms recording a compound average growth rate (CAGR) for revenue of more than 15% from 2011 to 2015 were included in the list. This is one of the largest such rankings compiled by SIA. Acro has been featured on this list for the third consecutive year.

“We are extremely happy to hear that Acro was named to SIA’s 2016 list of fastest-growing US staffing firms. Out of the 112 firms on the list, only nine (9) were listed as large firms with more than $300 million in US revenue. We are proud that Acro is one amongst the nine (9) large firms”, said Chris Shahani, CFO, Acro Service Corp. “Acro has been able to achieve such fast growth because of its obsession with customer service and the decision to concentrate sales efforts in regions and industries, including the public sector, that are strategically aligned with Acro’s long-term goals”, she said.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp., a Michigan based minority owned firm 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’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes. Acro also enjoys an impressive D&B rating. Acro currently has 34 U.S. offices, and six international offices. To learn more, visit www.acrocorp.com.

About SIA

Founded in 1989, Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research covers all categories of employed and non-employed work including temporary staffing, independent contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem, including staffing firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms, crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

Known for our award-winning content, data, support tools, publications, executive conferences and events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better-informed decisions that improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company, Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London, England.

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SIA http://www.staffingindustry.com/

Acro named to HRO Today’s 2016 MSP Baker’s Dozen List

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Livonia, MI – June 15, 2016 – Acro Service Corp. has been named to HRO Today’s 2016 Managed Services Programs (MSP) Baker’s Dozen List. This award was announced by Debbie Bola on May 4, 2016, at the HRO Today Forum North America in Chicago. Acro was named to the list along with 10 other MSP companies, including Pontoon, Yoh, Bartech Group/Guidant Group and others.

According to HRO Today, the Baker’s Dozen ranking is by far the largest survey conducted in the HR Trade Media to evaluate and rank MSP programs globally. Once customer feedback is collected, response data are loaded into the HRO Today database for analysis to score each provider that has a statistically significant sample. For this survey, HRO Today required 13 responses from 10 companies. The allotment of points is based on quality of service, breadth of service, and size of deals.

“We are delighted and honored to be named one of the top 11 MSP companies on HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen rankings. These rankings are based on customer satisfaction surveys, and all Acro team member are proud to be recognized for their efforts in delivering superior customer service,” said Mr. Rick Faber, Executive Vice President of Acro Service Corp.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp., a Michigan based minority owned firm 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’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes. Acro also enjoys an impressive D&B rating of 4A2.  Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. To learn more, visit www.acrocorp.com.

About HRO Today

HRO Today offers the broadest and deepest reach available anywhere into the Human Resources industry. Our magazines, web portals, research, e-Newsletters, events, and social networks reach over 180,000 senior-level HR decision makers with rich, objective game-changing content. Our number one strength is our reach. HR leaders rely heavily on the HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Rankings across seven different categories when selecting an HR service provider.

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HRO Today http://www.hrotoday.com/about-hro-today/

Ron and Chis Shahani recognized on National Philanthropic Day

Livonia, MI – January 6, 2016 – Ravinder and Chitra Shahani (Ron and Chris), the CEO and CFO, respectively, of Acro  Service Corp. have been recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter as  part of its National Philanthropy Day (NPD) event. They have been chosen as “Distinguished Volunteers” for their  contribution to the Henry Ford Healthcare Foundation. Ron and Chris have been called “Visionaries” for their  commitment to support dermatologic research for disorders affecting people of color. They understand the emotional  and medical needs of the patient population and their support helps to advance important research and provide  innovative treatments. As advocates, advisors, and philanthropic leaders, Ron and Chris have a great, positive impact on  patient care, both locally and internationally.

“We thank the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for its kind recognition of our efforts in support of a very worthy cause.  Earning the commendation of such a highly-esteemed organization really strengthens our commitment to support the  Henry Ford Healthcare Foundation and its research initiatives,” said Ron Shahani

“It is important to encourage and support efforts in the cause against these medical disorders. We are grateful for the opportunity to help further the good work of the Henry Ford Healthcare Foundation, and we thank the AFP Greater Detroit Chapter for the honor of its acknowledgment,” said Chris Shahani.

About AFP and NPD

Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion. According to their website, AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.

National Philanthropy Day is AFP Greater Detroit Chapter’s premier event, to celebrate and honor the passion, commitment and leadership of Southeastern Michigan’s philanthropists, distinguished volunteers and those in the fundraising profession. Philanthropy Day was created by Congress to recognize those individuals, corporations, foundations and organizations whose philanthropic activities contribute so much to our communities and set a standard of philanthropy for others to emulate. NPD celebrates the endless daily contributions individuals and organizations across the world make to countless causes and missions.

About Acro Service Corp.

Acro Service Corp. (Acro) 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 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’s proprietary approach to account management, service delivery, and quality assurance is based on our ISO 9001:2008 registered and CMM Level 3 certified processes.

Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Acro currently has 28 U.S. offices, and six international offices. To learn more, please visit www.acrocorp.com

 

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)

Acro Supports Annual SAE Golf Outing

d8235208-1360-11e4-86e0-12313b090d61-medium  Livonia, MI – July 2014  – As a preferred staffing and work force solutions provider to the automotive industry, Acro was proud supporter of the Annual Society of Automotive Engineer’s Golf Outing.

Employees Celebrate First Day of Summer With Kona Ice

Kona20141Livonia, MI – June 2014 – Acro’s employees in Livonia celebrated the first day of summer with a visit from Kona Ice. Kona is a mobile vendor of flavored shaved ice. Acro is always seeking innovative and creative ways to recognize and reward its employees for a job well done and a visit from Kona Ice is certainly unique!

Staffing Augmentation Acro Awarded Contract With Continental Automotive Group in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

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 Livonia, MI – July 29, 2012 – Anchor Staffing, the light industrial division of Acro Service Corporation (”Acro”), a Michigan based provider of global staff augmentation services announced today it has been awarded a contract to provide Light Industrial staff augmentation for Continental Automotive Group in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. This will provide Anchor with the opportunity to provide the highest quality of staffing services to Continental Automotive through the placement of several hundred manufacturing employees. Read More

Acro Awarded IT & Human Resources Outsourcing Services Contract for Youth Vision Solutions

EducationLivonia, MI – July 26, 2012 – Acro Service Corporation (”Acro”), a Michigan based provider of Information Technology and Human Resources Outsourcing services announced today it has been awarded a contract renewal to provide IT and Human Resources Outsourcing Services to Youth Vision Services (YVS) for 2013-2014. This is the third consecutive contract renewal Acro has been awarded for providing these services for YVS. Read More