Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder and CEO, Janice Bryant Howroyd, is a North Carolina native who 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 and Strategic, Inclusive Procurement.

Mrs. Howroyd’s commitment to excellence has grown ACT•1 Group to 19 countries, with over 17,000 clients and more than 2,800 employees. The largest woman-minority owned workforce management company founded in the US, Act.1Group professionals bring expertise in delivering corporate HR initiatives to local and global markets.

Mrs. Howroyd was selected by former President Barack Obama to serve as a White House appointee, and continues to serve under the current administration, as an Ambassador of Energy. Mrs. Howroyd gives generously through funding and advocacy for STEM education, particularly for women and minorities.

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, and she is a sought after speaker and media subject matter expert in her fields. Her book, The Art of Work: How to Make Work, Work for You is available on Amazon.com.

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Since 1964

On a journey around the world during the early 1960s, Bernard "Bernie" Howroyd had to work odd jobs in order to pay his way forward—selling encyclopedias in Australia to chocolates in Canada. Through these varied encounters, an incredible insight started to form in young Bernie’s mind: “No matter where people are from, no matter what language they speak, everyone deserves to be heard and respected.” Inspired and driven by this realization, he took that insight and started AppleOne Employment Services in Los Angeles in 1964.

Hiring Made Human®

We at AppleOne have one true belief. We believe in people. Since 1964, we have connected the best people, their talents, skills, career goals, and aspirations with the best companies. We are "Career Gurus." We are "People-People." Let us introduce you!

AppleOne is part of the ACT•1 Family of Companies. Across our company groups—A-Check Global, Agile•1, ATIMS, and DSSI—we are able to provide comprehensive services and technologies to our enterprise partners. Our integrity and quality of service is recognized by our ISO-9001:2008, IMAGE, and WMBE Certifications.

We have serviced Federal government over the years (including direct with FEMA). We are DCAA compliant. Recently, we formed a new corporation (ActOne Government Solutions, Inc.) specifically to service Federal government contracts.

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