TrueBlue, a Tacoma-based global provider of specialized workforce workforce solutions, continues to grow with another acquisition.

This time, it has acquired the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) business of Aon Hewitt, a human capital and management consulting services headquartered in Illinois. It will become part of TrueBlue’s PeopleScout, an RPO company based in Chicago — which was acquired from SeatonCorp in 2014.

“This is a combination of two great companies that share the same purpose of putting people to work and changing lives,” TrueBlue CEO Steve Cooper said. “Together, we can do more to get people to work and help businesses be more productive by handling all their employment sourcing, recruiting, screening and workforce management needs.”

According to TrueBlue, the acquisition “advances its mission of solving complex hiring challenges around the globe with a dedicated and customized delivery model.” Aon Hewitt's RPO business will be integrated into the PeopleScout brand and will continue under the same leadership.

In addition, TrueBlue and Aon Hewitt announced a “long-term relationship,” connecting PeopleScout’s recruiting services and Aon Hewitt’s talent solutions in assessment, employee engagement and people analytics.