PeoplePlus Australia Executive Chairman Con Kittos and recruitment industry veteran John Plummer have joined forces to acquire PeoplePlus Enterprises Pty Ltd from UK company Staffline Group plc.

PeoplePlus is a leading employment support and training services company located across 20 branches in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. Its purpose is to assist individuals with finding work, gaining accredited skills, and starting their own businesses.

The company currently provides services under Australian Government contracts including jobactive, Transition to Work, New Enterprise Incentive Scheme (NEIS) and ParentsNext.

Commenting on the recent acquisition, Mr Kittos said:

"I am excited about leading a team of people who are the absolute best in the industry. Our team is dedicated to making a difference to the future employment opportunities of Australians, and our acquisition of PeoplePlus is going to strengthen this dedication”.

Between the two, Mr Kittos and Mr Plummer have a wealth of experience in the recruitment industry, with their new acquisition poised to significantly accelerate the growth of the wider business.

Discussing their vision for the company, Mr Kittos shared his excitement for the future of the organisation and wider industry. "John and I are looking forward to making a positive difference to the lives of people by finding them meaningful work that is motivating, fulfilling, and financially rewarding.”

Mr Kittos has significant industry experience in welfare to work and has delivered Australian Government employment contracts for the past 17 years. The Australian Training Magazine named Mr Kittos as a “Thought Leader”, and his profit and growth strategies were part of 350 Ways to Grow Your Business by Peter Switzer.

Mr Plummer brings commercial expertise and specific skills and knowledge in recruitment and labour hire. He was the Deputy Chairman of Chandler Macleod Limited, leaving after 21 years of service in 2015. Mr Plummer’s contribution to the recruitment industry was recently recognised by Recruitment International who awarded him the recruitment industry Hall of Fame award.

For further information about PeoplePlus Australia Pty Limited, visit: http://www.peopleplusaustralia.com.au.

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Media contact: Con Kittos con.kittos@peopleplusaustralia.com.au