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OutSolve Completes the Acquisition of Taapestry, DirectEmployers’ Affirmative Action Development Business

Press Release from OutSolve

OutSolve announces the acquisition of Indianapolis-based Taapestry, the affirmative action division of DirectEmployers Association. Originally launched in 2019, Taapestry supplemented DirectEmployers' already prestigious federal contractor job listing (FCJL) solution.

This transaction bolsters OutSolve’s focus on providing enterprise-level affirmative action solutions, and the growing trend of larger federal contractors seeking more all-encompassing compliance services. As a result of the sale, in addition to affirmative action, Taapestry customers will gain access to compensation, state pay reporting, EEO-1/VETS reporting, training, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and more recently, ESG services.

“We share the same vision as OutSolve—to offer companies more than just a “check-the-box” solution. The sale of Taapestry to OutSolve allows DirectEmployers to focus on its core mission while ensuring our customers remain in good hands,“ says Candee Chambers, Executive Director at DirectEmployers. “OutSolve has been in business for over 24 years and has a solid history of performance. Taapestry customers will undoubtedly benefit from the talented team at OutSolve, and now gain the compliance expertise and guidance from two industry powerhouses.”

“Over the past few years, OutSolve has evolved to meet the demands of a shifting environment. We invested in developing a unique combination of compliance and non-compliance services to address the surge of new laws and new corporate expectations,” commented Jeremy Mancheski, President of OutSolve. “This purchase not only underscores our desire to grow but to show up for contractors by developing real solutions to present-day challenges. We look forward to working with Taapestry customers, and we believe they will benefit greatly from OutSolve’s ecosystem of support and services.”

Headquartered in Louisiana, OutSolve has offices in California, Texas, Kentucky, Washington, DC, Alabama, and South Carolina. OutSolve has now acquired eight companies: The HR Consultant, Gaucher Associates, Workplace Dynamics, Pinnacle Affirmative Action, Van Zant Resource Group, Workforce Compliance Associates, HudsonMann, and Taapestry.

About OutSolve

OutSolve is a leading affirmative action consulting firm dedicated to helping companies comply with Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs' (OFCCP) regulatory requirements. We specialize in complete affirmative action plan preparation, OFCCP audit support, diversity, equity, and inclusion, pay equity analysis, and ESG. We understand that as the workplace evolves, compliance initiatives must change with it. From our online executive dashboards to e-learning solutions, our goal is to help you comply within the context of today's environment.

Since 1998 OutSolve has been a trusted resource to companies across all sizes and industries, and today we support more than 1,700 organizations and complete over 17,000 affirmative action plans annually. Our expert consultants have deep-rooted expertise in regulatory compliance, and our 98% retention rate is a shining testament to their commitment to stellar customer care

About DirectEmployers

DirectEmployers is the forefront leader in OFCCP compliance, with roots extending far into online recruitment. Situated in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 2001, DirectEmployers has continued to grow and expand over the years and currently has over 900 employer Members from the Fortune 2000. Each of these global employers look to the Association for advice, guidance, and support for all things related to OFCCP compliance (U.S.-based employers), recruitment marketing, and most recently, custom application and software development.

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