Michael McGowan Newly Appointed COO Of On Assignment (Photo: Business Wire)

On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASGN), a leading global provider of diversified professional staffing solutions, announced today that Michael J. McGowan has been appointed chief operating officer of On Assignment. McGowan will also continue to lead On Assignment’s IT and Engineering Division, Oxford Global Resources, as division president, and will have four legacy divisions reporting to him: Life Sciences, Allied Healthcare, Nurse Travel, and VISTA Staffing Solutions. McGowan will continue reporting to Peter Dameris, president and CEO of On Assignment.
Michael McGowan newly appointed COO of On Assignment (Photo: Business Wire)

Michael McGowan newly appointed COO of On Assignment (Photo: Business Wire)

Rand Blazer, president of Apex Systems, will continue to report directly to Peter Dameris. Blazer and his senior management team will continue to operate Apex Systems as a separate division.

“We are fortunate to have a proven, respected, and esteemed leader like Michael as part of our management team,” said Dameris. “Since becoming part of the On Assignment senior leadership team five years ago, Michael has done an excellent job leading Oxford Global Resources, and has gained the respect of his peers, shareholders, and our Board of Directors. As COO, Michael will bring his strong leadership qualities, business expertise and keen insight to On Assignment’s legacy lines of business.”

Emmett McGrath, president of Life Sciences and Allied Healthcare; Katie Hoffman Abby, president of On Assignment Nurse Travel; and Christian Rutherford, president of VISTA Staffing Solutions, will continue to lead their respective operating divisions and will report directly to McGowan effective June 1, 2012.

“I am privileged to be able to work with an incredible team of division presidents who I have known for many years and respect immensely,” stated McGowan. “Having professionals of Emmett’s, Katie’s, and Christian’s caliber running these businesses is precisely why we have been so successful. I look forward to working with them more closely in my new role and partnering with Rand and the Apex team on many future business development opportunities.”

McGowan has more than 30 years of executive management experience. He joined Oxford Global Resources in 1997 as chief operating officer and has served as president of Oxford since 1998. Prior to his roles at Oxford and On Assignment, McGowan was senior vice president and general manager for Kelly Services’ Middle Markets Division. Prior to that, he was vice president and general manager for The MEDSTAT Group, a healthcare information firm, and before that he held increasingly senior positions during his long tenure at Automatic Data Processing (ADP).

About On Assignment

On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASGN), is a leading global provider of highly skilled, hard-to-find professionals in the growing technology, healthcare, and life sciences sectors, where quality people are the key to success. The Company goes beyond matching résumés with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. Clients recognize On Assignment for their quality candidates, quick response, and successful assignments. Professionals think of On Assignment as career-building partners with the depth and breadth of experience to help them reach their goals. On Assignment was founded in 1985 and went public in 1992. The corporate headquarters are located in Calabasas, California, with a network of approximately 137 branch offices throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium. Additionally, physician placements are made in Australia and New Zealand. To learn more, visit www.onassignment.com.

Safe Harbor

Certain statements made in this news release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and involve a high degree of risk and uncertainty. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s anticipated financial and operating performance in 2012. All statements in this release, other than those setting forth strictly historical information, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results might differ materially. In particular, the Company makes no assurances that the financial estimates set forth above will be achieved. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include actual demand for our services, our ability to attract, train and retain qualified staffing consultants, our ability to remain competitive in obtaining and retaining temporary staffing clients, the availability of qualified temporary nurses and other qualified temporary professionals, management of our growth, continued performance of our enterprise-wide information systems, and other risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as filed with the SEC on March 14, 2012. We specifically disclaim any intention or duty to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release.

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