1950-1960

In 1950, color television was brand new, the first transatlantic passenger jet flight occurred, and Diners Club debuted a new concept called “the credit card”. That same year, Bill and Jerry Shaw founded Volt and began laying the groundwork for an international success story.
The Kitchen Table

Two brothers with $13 founded Volt at their mother’s kitchen table in New York City.

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What’s in a name?

Jerry Shaw recounts why he and his brother Bill named the company Volt.

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First big job

Jerry Shaw explains how Volt earned its big break by beating out strong competition.

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Volt Milestones

1950
Volt Technical Company, a technical publications service, is founded in New York City

1956
Volt Technical Services begins providing temporary technical personnel

1957
Becomes first staffing company to enter public equity markets
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