Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – September 8, 2022 – Engage PEO, a leading professional employer organization (PEO) providing HR outsourcing solutions to small and mid-sized businesses across the U.S., is pleased to announce it has acquired Fusion Employer Services, a Lawrenceville, New Jersey-based PEO. The merger reinforces Engage’s track record of growth and strengthens its national market position in the PEO industry.
Fusion Employer Services has deep roots in the New Jersey market and a reputation for high-quality specialty services, including payroll and tax, human resources management, a full range of benefits, 401(k), and workers’ compensation.
“Fusion has well-established local expertise and demonstrated ability to deliver solutions to the New Jersey market,” said Jay Starkman, CEO of Engage PEO. “Fusion is a natural fit for us because of its customer-centric and employee-centric culture. I am delighted to welcome Fusion’s clients and staff to Engage.”
“We had a lot of offers over the years and selected Engage PEO to partner with because we’re able to continue to do what makes Fusion special, maintain Fusion’s identity and provide our clients with additional services,” said Dan Surtz, CEO of Fusion Employer Services. “Engage’s accreditation by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation (ESAC) and Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) designation, as well as its higher level of HR services delivered by labor and employment attorneys and more robust technology will bring significant advantages to our clients.”
Fusion Employer Services will retain its brand name and become an Engage company. Fusion’s employees will remain, as well as its offices.
Jones Day acted as legal advisor to Engage PEO in connection with the acquisition. Akerman acted as legal advisor to Fusion Employer Services.
About Engage PEO
Engage PEO delivers comprehensive HR solutions to small and mid-sized businesses nationwide, sharpening their competitive advantage. Comprised of the industry’s most respected veteran professional employer organization executives, certified HR professionals, and attorneys, Engage PEO provides hands-on, expert HR services and counsel to help clients minimize cost and maximize efficiency for stronger business performance. The company’s superior service offering includes a full range of payroll technology and tax administration, employer compliance, health and workers’ compensation insurance products, advanced technology, and risk management services as part of an extensive suite of HR services.
Engage PEO was among the first PEOs awarded the Certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO) designation by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), ensuring greater benefits for small and mid-sized businesses such as tax advantages and financial protections. Engage PEO is also accredited by the Employer Services Assurance Corporation. Engage PEO was named to Inc. magazine’s list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies every year since 2016. For more information on Engage PEO, visit www.engagepeo.com.
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