Three friends at Harvard University teach themselves desktop publishing. They work out of their dorm rooms as creative talent.
They turn their hobby into a DTP service bureau, called Laser Designs.
The company transitions into staffing as MacTemps. More friends join.
MacTemps expands across the US, and internationally to the United Kingdom.
Within 5 years, it becomes the 12th fastest growing private company in America.
First national staffing firm to provide comprehensive medical and retirement benefits to temporary employees
Introduced 110% money-back guarantee.still unmatched today
Opened markets in France and Australia
Expanded into Canada
Protagonist in a Harvard Business School case study
Added markets in Japan and the Netherlands
"If you want to chart the economy's future, look at where MacTemps is going." — Fast Company cover story
Nominated for a British Academy Award (BAFTA), Interactive E-zine category, for 1099 magazine
Mactemps becomes Aquent
Aquent continues to adapt and thrive.
Aquent launches RoboHead and MajorTom, what is now Aquent’s On Demand Division
Aquent launches Aquent Studios
Created Gymnasium making Aquent the first staffing company to offer free online courses for creative talent
Our CEO, John, inspires others about the importance of a culture of innovation
Aquent acquires DEV6 and offers Front End Application Development Services
Aquent’s Book transforms portfolio search. Aquent Square Deal offers benefits equality to extended workforces.
Aquent raises the bar for the staffing industry by introducing two new hourly talent benefits—sick pay in all 50 states and Canada and a 401(k) employer match.