James Jandl Newly Appointed Executive Vice President Of Oxford Global Resources (Photo: Business Wire)

On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASGN), a leading global provider of diversified professional staffing solutions, recently announced the promotion of Michael J. McGowan to Chief Operating Officer. McGowan will continue to lead Oxford Global Resources, On Assignment’s IT and Engineering Division, headquartered in Beverly, MA, as division president. As chief operating officer, he will also have four additional On Assignment divisions reporting to him: Life Sciences, Allied Healthcare, Nurse Travel, and Physician. 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)

“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.”

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).

The Company also announced the promotion of James Jandl to Executive Vice President, Oxford Global Resources. In his new role, Jandl will lead Oxford’s corporate activities, including accounting and finance, legal, and marketing, while continuing to oversee Oxford’s human resources department from the company’s headquarters in Beverly, MA. Jandl will continue reporting to Michael J. McGowan, Chief Operating Officer, On Assignment and President, Oxford Global Resources.

According to McGowan, “As COO, I will need a seasoned executive to manage Oxford’s corporate activities. James has been a trusted advisor since he joined Oxford in 1998, and his role and positive impact on Oxford have extended well beyond his duties as Vice President, Human Resources.”

Jandl has more than 30 years of management experience. He joined Oxford Global Resources in 1998 as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to Oxford, Jandl held positions as Corporate Director of Human Resources for Aearo Company and Vice President, Human Resources for Iron Mountain, Inc. James also serves as an adjunct professor at the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College in Beverly, MA.

About On Assignment

On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASGN), is a leading global provider of in-demand, skilled 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 125 branch offices throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland, Belgium, and Spain. Additionally, physician placements are made in Australia and New Zealand. To learn more, visit www.onassignment.com.

About Oxford Global Resources

Oxford Global Resources, a division of On Assignment, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASGN), is a leader in recruiting and delivering senior-level information technology, engineering, and regulatory & compliance professionals for consulting assignments and permanent placements across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

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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