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MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- It proved to be a sweet 16 for the Robert Half annual suit drive. The 16-year program had its most successful effort to date as offices across North America collected more than 42,000 interview-appropriate items for economically disadvantaged job seekers. The global staffing firm topped its previous record of nearly 33,000 pieces set in 2012.
With donations from staff and their local businesses, the initiative has totaled more than 360,000 items since its inception in 2002. The clothing and accessories were distributed to nonprofit organizations to be shared with their clients, including Dress for Success, one of Robert Half's national charity partners.
"Robert Half is committed to assisting people in every step of the job search process, including feeling confident during an interview," said Reesa Staten, senior vice president of Corporate Communications for Robert Half. "Our teams understand the value a suit can provide to a job seeker, and that has always been the driving force behind this annual initiative."
View an infographic of highlights from the suit drive, including the number of participating offices and the cities that topped the list in donations.
About Robert Half
Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world's first and largest specialized staffing firm and a recognized leader in professional consulting and staffing services. The company's specialized staffing divisions include Accountemps®, Robert Half® Finance & Accounting and Robert Half® Management Resources for temporary, full-time and senior-level project professionals, respectively, in the fields of accounting and finance; OfficeTeam® for highly skilled administrative support professionals; Robert Half® Technology for project and full-time technology professionals; Robert Half® Legal for project and full-time staffing of lawyers, paralegals and legal support personnel; and The Creative Group® for interactive, design, marketing, advertising and public relations professionals. Robert Half also is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm that provides clients with consulting solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, analytics, governance, risk and internal audit.
Robert Half has staffing and consulting operations in more than 400 locations worldwide and offers job search services at roberthalf.com. For an in-depth look at how Robert Half is helping communities locally and across the globe, download its corporate citizenship report.
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