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Adecco Receives Honor From Alcon Laboratories

MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecco, the world leader in workforce and recruitment solutions announced today that it was honored by Alcon Inc., the world's leading eye care company with its prestigious 2008 Supplier of Excellence Award. In the 32 years that Alcon has been recognizing top suppliers, this is the first time they have ever recognized a staffing services provider with this award. There are thousands of suppliers of products and services to Alcon Laboratories and four were selected as recipients of the Supplier of Excellence Award this year.

Roy Anderson, Director of Global Purchasing at Alcon Inc., said, "Adecco has supplied top notch talent, both in terms of their management as well as the contractors on assignment to Alcon across the United States. The local team has taken the initiative to learn the various functions and ensure that all our qualifications are met. This approach has allowed us to significantly reduce rogue spend, decrease cost, streamline processes, and find additional ways to add real and measurable value."

"We are extremely honored to work with such a great company and be recognized for our service," said Jamie Parker, president and chief operating officer of Adecco Engineering & Technical. "In 2007, Adecco became one of Alcon's preferred contingent staffing providers. Our General Staffing and Engineering and Technical divisions quickly and efficiently began fulfilling Alcon's requirements and engaged with their team to best understand the company's unique culture," he continued.

The Alcon Inc. Supplier of Excellence Award is determined by nominations from the company's domestic facilities. Alcon works with thousands of suppliers and only three to five Suppliers of Excellence Awards are granted each year.

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About Alcon Inc.:

Alcon, Inc. is the world's leading eye care company, with sales of approximately $5.6 billion in 2007. Alcon, which has been dedicated to the ophthalmic industry for 60 years, researches, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment and devices, contact lens care solutions and other vision care products that treat diseases, disorders and other conditions of the eye. Alcon's majority shareholder is Nestle, S.A., the world's largest food company. For more information on Alcon Inc., visit the company's Web site at


Adecco is the workforce solutions leader in the United States and Canada, with a comprehensive service offering that includes temporary and contract staffing, permanent recruitment, outplacement and career services, recruitment process outsourcing, training and consulting.

In addition to its administrative, clerical and light industrial staffing services, Adecco operates the following specialty divisions:

    -- Engineering & Technical
    -- Finance & Accounting
    -- Information Technology
    -- Medical & Science
    -- Legal
    -- Human Capital Solutions
    -- Government Solutions
    -- Transportation

Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland (ISIN: CH001213860) and listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange with trading on virt-x (SWX/VIRT-X: ADEN) and Euronext Paris - Premier Marche (EURONEXT: ADE).

Additional information is available at the company's website at

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