Comprehensive Designers Inc.    



1717 Arch St., 35th Fl.

Philadelphia, PA 19103-2739

United States

(215) 282-8050

Company description

CDI Corp. was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 1950 as Comprehensive Designers, Inc. It went public in 1967 and changed its name to CDI Corp. in 1973. The company provides engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing to customers such as Fortune 1000 companies and equivalent non-U.S.-based companies, primarily in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico and Australia. CDI's service offerings include: project outsourcing services, including engineering and information technology projects; staffing services, including assigning CDI's engineering, information technology, project management, architecture, construction and other professionals to work at a customer's location under the supervision of customer personnel; professional services, including search, recruitment and permanent placement of technical, professional and managerial personnel, sales of new franchises, and services provided to franchisees to help them generate permanent placements. As of 2008, the company operated in four business segments: business solutions, CDI AndersElite, Today's Staffing and Management Recruiters International. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., CDI has offices in the U.K. and over 35 other countries. The company acquired TK Engineering in July 2008 for $17.6 million.

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...hold "Your life is basically on hold in a filing cabinet somewhere at the INS," says Gala, who works for Comprehensive Designers Inc., a consulting company in Budd Lake, NJ. He came to the States on an H1B visa in May 1995. In October...

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NAICS codes 
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Primary: 561320 - Temporary Help Services


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Primary: 7363 - Help Supply Services industry report