updated 3/21/2011 1:18:01 PM ET 2011-03-21T17:18:01

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (CCi) (Nasdaq:COCO), parent company of Everest Colleges, Everest Institutes and Everest Universities, has signed an agreement with Adecco Group/Adecco USA to offer conditional employment opportunities to Everest allied health graduates in the company's medical and science division.

Adecco Medical & Science is part of one of the world's largest networks for the recruitment and placement of specialized scientific and healthcare professionals and staff. Under the terms of the agreement, Everest will follow Adecco's recruitment requirements, and in turn, Adecco will refer qualified Everest candidates for employment to its vast number of clients. Adecco offers temporary, temporary to direct and direct hire placement services.

"This is a tremendous opportunity for our schools and students to be part of a worldwide recruitment network that provides healthcare professionals for more than 15,000 medical and pharmacy institutions and companies," said Wendy Cullen, CCi's vice president of employer development. "Adecco is the gold standard in the medical and science business line when it comes to recruitment and staffing companies and we are thrilled to be one of their partner companies."

"This is a win-win situation for both Everest and Adecco, and in the long run it will assist students in securing solid employment with top employers across the United States," said Judy Whelehan, area director for Adecco Medical & Science. "Everest students will have access to all current employment opportunities through our Web site, www.adeccousa.com , where they can electronically apply based on their field of study and desired location.  Our partnership with Everest gives us access to the best possible candidates for our clients."

About the Adecco Group

The Adecco Group, based in Zurich, Switzerland, is the world's leading provider of HR solutions. With close to 32,000 FTE employees and more than 5,500 branches, in over 60 countries and territories around the world, Adecco Group offers a wide variety of services, connecting more than 700,000 associates with over 100,000 clients every day. The services offered fall into the broad categories of temporary staffing, permanent placement, outsourcing, consulting and outplacement. The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company. Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ADEN).

About Adecco Medical & Science

Since 1968, the Adecco Medical & Science business line has been part of the world's largest network for the recruitment and placement of specialized scientific and healthcare professionals and staff. Our strengths in nursing, paramedical, pharmacy, technical support staff and quality assurance, combined with global reach, enable us to play a key role in an increasingly specialized and mobile industry. More than 30,000 healthcare professionals work with Adecco every year, serving more than 15,000 medical and pharmacy institutions and companies. Our services are designed with the built-in versatility to meet the specific needs of both employer and staff in a rapidly changing work environment.

About Everest

Everest Colleges, Institutes and Universities provide career-oriented diploma and degree programs in healthcare, criminal justice, skilled trades, business, paralegal and information technology. Everest is owned by Corinthian Colleges, Inc., one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, and has more than 100 schools in the U.S. and Canada. Join the Everest conversation at  Facebook Twitter  and  YouTube. For more information, visit  http://www.everest.edu .

Programs, program lengths and program schedules vary by campus. Campuses vary by state. Everest College, Everest Institute and Everest University are part of the Everest family of schools.

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CONTACT: Ron Neal
         Pondel Wilkinson (For Everest)
         (310) 279-5980

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