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The Adecco Group Partners with Non-Profit Rethreaded to Produce Face Masks for Employees, Providing Meaningful Work to Human Trafficking Survivors During COVID-19

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., – May 19, 2020 – Rethreaded, a Jacksonville non-profit that employs survivors of human trafficking, is helping companies return to work safely by producing face coverings amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Today, the non-profit announced an extension of its partnership with the Adecco Group, the world’s leading provider of HR solutions, which placed an order for 10,000 cotton, reusable masks to prepare its employees to return safely back to work as markets reopen across the country. This partnership marks the largest mask order with the furthest reach in Rethreaded’s history.

“At Rethreaded, we see the power of impactful work every day as we grow our business and are able to employ more survivors of human trafficking,” said Rethreaded’s Founder and CEO Kristin Keen. “This partnership supports our mission at a time when our survivors need us most, and we’re so proud to provide safety equipment to the Adecco Group’s employees so that they can keep making a difference in the world of work, too.”

The Adecco Group connects thousands of people with job opportunities year-round while providing organizations with the resources and talent needed to succeed in the world of work. The company is committed to helping individuals and organizations recover from the pandemic one job at a time.

“We are thrilled about this partnership because it not only supports our employees but also highlights our shared passion with Rethreaded to help people reach their full potential through meaningful employment,” said Amy Herron, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at the Adecco Group in the U.S.

Rethreaded has helped three other important organizations prepare to return to work safely. The non-profit has made N99 masks for Baptist Health Jacksonville, Ascension St. Vincent, as well as Cotton T-shirt Masks for K9s For Warriors. The non-profit’s wish is that they can help more organizations return to work safely, while simultaneously progressing their mission to employ survivors of human trafficking.

If your company would like more information about ordering masks for employees, please email

About Rethreaded

Rethreaded’s mission is to renew hope, reignite dreams and release potential for survivors of human trafficking locally and globally through business. Rethreaded provides a second chance at life through employment for survivors of human trafficking in Jacksonville, Florida. Women have employment opportunities in different facets of the company including production, inventory, sales, marketing and finance/admin. Rethreaded also operates as a distribution company that sells products from like-minded businesses who also employ women who have found freedom from the sex trade.

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading HR solutions company. We believe in making the future work for everyone, and every day enable more than 3.5 million careers. We skill, develop, and hire talent in 60 countries, enabling organizations to embrace the future of work. As a Fortune Global 500 company, we lead by example, creating shared value that fuels economies and builds better societies. Our culture of inclusivity, entrepreneurship and teamwork empowers our 35,000 employees, who voted us number 11 on the Great Place to Work® – World’s Best Workplaces 2019 list. The Adecco Group AG is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland (ISIN: CH0012138605) and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN) and powered by nine global lead brands: Adecco, Adia, Badenoch & Clark, General Assembly, Lee Hecht Harrison, Modis, Pontoon, Spring Professional and Vettery.


Rebekah Suwak
Director of Marketing, Rethreaded

Desiree Barrentine
PR Specialist, The Adecco Group