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AppleOne, Penn's Preferred Temporary Staffing Service Provider

News from June 20, 2016

After a lengthy and competitive RFP process led by a cross-functional work group of school and center representatives, the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce it has named AppleOne Employment Services, part of the ACT•1 Group, as its preferred temporary staffing service provider. AppleOne will begin filling the University’s temporary staffing needs on July 1, 2016. 

The ACT•1 Group, which was founded in 1964, is the largest woman and minority owned staffing agency in North America. The University will benefit from AppleOne’s premier technology and reporting, community outreach and recruiting practices, customer service focus, standardized pre-assignment screening process, and on-site location.

Beginning July 1, 2016, all new purchase order requests for administrative temporary staffing services must be processed to AppleOne via Penn purchase order.

We understand that continuity of service is important to you. Over the next few weeks as we transition from UniqueAdvantage to AppleOne, AppleOne will be sending communications to hiring managers for existing UniqueAdvantage associates, along with instructions for requesting temporary associates in the future. Each temporary associate currently on assignment at the University through UniqueAdvantage will be contacted by AppleOne. UniqueAdvantage associates whose assignments at the University are expected to extend beyond July 1, 2016 will be invited to stay on assignment at the University by successfully completing AppleOne’s application process and becoming AppleOne employees. If those temporary associates choose not to apply for employment with AppleOne, their current University assignment will end based on the P. O. end date or exhaustion of allotted dollar amount for the particular assignment. AppleOne will be on site at University to conduct application and onboarding meetings during the first and second weeks of July.

AppleOne's campus office will be located at 3440 Market Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

The office manager, Rachel Nelson, can be reached at 610-265-8215 or

We appreciate the valuable contributions UniqueAdvantage has made at the University of Pennsylvania as well as their continued assistance with the transition to AppleOne. 

As we look to the future, we are excited about the new relationship with AppleOne and the services and support it will provide to the University.

If you have questions, please contact your school or center's Human Resources representative for more information.