Work-based learning initiative aims to create greater economic opportunity for all workers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – April 1, 2021 – With a commitment to making the future work for everyone, the Adecco Group US Foundation today announced the launch of its Aspire Academy. The program unites the Foundation’s ongoing upskilling efforts and provides access to free educational opportunities aimed at empowering communities and changing lives.

Aspire Academy is dedicated to addressing the skills gap, which has been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through key partnerships with leading education providers, like Penn Foster, participants are equipped with the resources and competencies to thrive in the new world of work. The Academy focuses on enhancing learners’ abilities across a broad range of high-demand technical and soft skills, such as digital literacy, small business management and warehousing and distribution. To date, more than 8,000 individuals have been upskilled through these offerings.

“In today’s climate, our mission to make the world of work a fairer, more accessible and better place remains stronger than ever,” said Joyce Russell, president of the Adecco Group US Foundation. “Aspire Academy will enable more individuals to pursue a brighter future by building the confidence and skills needed for work today and tomorrow.”

The Adecco Group US Foundation will also team up with community partners, including local affiliates of the National Urban League, to provide individuals and neighborhoods greater access to education and new pathways to fulfilling careers.

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About the Adecco Group US Foundation

The Adecco Group US Foundation was created in 2019 to serve as a home of social value creation activities, focused on making the world of work a fairer, more accessible and better place through targeted innovation projects. Our vision is of a world where all people are enabled to reach their full potential. Our mission is to leverage our know-how, resources and partnerships to accelerate new solutions and collaboration in the field of employment and skills. Visit for more information.

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