ACT•1 Group is a global enterprise that provides employment, workforce management, and procurement solutions to a wide range of industries, Fortune 500 organizations, local and mid-market companies, and government agencies.
Started in 1978 by Founder and CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd (JBH).
Operating in 19 countries across the world.
Over 17,000 clients and 2,600 employees worldwide.
Largest privately-held, woman and minority owned workforce management company in the U.S.
ACT•1 Group provides flexible, comprehensive solutions under three distinct business verticals: Staffing, Workforce Solutions, and Business Services.
Janice Bryant Howroyd, a North Carolina native, left her hometown in 1976 armed with $900. Since then, she has dedicated her efforts to building an organization that is committed to keeping the humanity in human resources.
Mrs. Howroyd’s commitment to excellence has grown ACT•1 Group to 16 countries, including Canada, India, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Japan and the USA. She works to ensure that ACT•1 Group professionals bring expertise in delivering corporate HR initiatives to local and global markets. Heading a company with over 17,000 clients and more than 2,200 employees, she founded and leads the largest woman-minority owned workforce management company in the US.
She serves as an Ambassador of Energy by appointment, at the White House, of Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz. Her appreciation for international business growth is enhanced by her understanding that every part of the world is more visible today, than ever before.
Mrs. Howroyd leads her teams to build business success based on the ability to connect great companies with great talent. Her passion for education, mentorship, and self-empowerment initiatives have earned her many professional and philanthropic recognitions.
Janice learned early in her life that it does take a village to raise a child. Her commitment to working to ensure educational opportunities for all and to supporting women in business are central to how she leads, and to how she lives. JBH couples community service with business service, saying “One cannot effectively lead without passionately serving.”
Janice Bryant Howroyd is at the helm of one of the most innovative and fastest growing conglomerates of companies. For more than three decades she has managed to develop business services and techniques that keep ACT•1 Group front and center when it comes to innovation in workforce management. As Founder and CEO of one of the nation’s largest privately held companies, Janice has become a sought after expert for print and electronic media outlets.