Nelson Selects Donna Farrugia as New Chief Executive Officer

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Nelson Selects Donna Farrugia as New Chief Executive Officer

Sonoma, California, August 12, 2013 –Donna Farrugia, former Executive Director of Robert Half’s The Creative Group, has been appointed CEO of the Nelson Family of Companies, effective September 9, 2013.

Farrugia, an accomplished executive with more than 30 years of marketing, business development and management experience, will focus her efforts on keeping Nelson at the forefront of an ever-expanding staffing and compliance market.

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Nelson Makes 2013 Best of Staffing List for Client Satisfaction

Sonoma, California, March 4, 2013 – Nelson announced today that it has been named to Inavero’s 2013 Best of Staffing Client list of award winners. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fourth annual Best of Staffing list provides the only statistically valid, objective, service quality benchmarks in the industry and reveals which staffing agencies are delivering exceptional service to their clients. This year’s list highlights a growing divide among the industry’s leaders and laggards, and identifies Nelson as one of the best staffing agencies for companies to call when they are looking to hire temporary or permanent employees.

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Nelson Announces New Los Angeles Location

Los Angeles, California, February 4, 2013 — Nelson is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office location in Los Angeles. Following on the heels of the company’s San Diego opening in May 2012, this is the second step in Nelson’s strategic expansion into Southern California to meet the needs of customers in that region.

“Building our Southern California presence has been a goal of ours as our client base in the region has grown,” said CEO Craig S. Nelson. “We have a team of experienced professionals, exceptional talent and new locations to better serve our clients from Santa Barbara through to San Diego.”

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Nelson Expansion Prompts Promotion of Tony Bartenetti to Executive VP

Sonoma, California, October 25, 2012 – Nelson is pleased to announce the promotion of Tony Bartenetti to Executive Vice President at Nelson, a move driven by the company’s geographic expansion.

The role of Executive Vice President was left vacant when the former EVP, Craig S. Nelson, became the Chief Executive Officer in January of 2012. About Bartenetti’s ascension to the role, Nelson said, “Tony has been a valued asset to this company since 1998 and has moved steadily up through the ranks. He consistently models our values of excellence, innovation, empathy and integrity. I have absolute faith in his ability to lead and support his managers in achieving the strategic goals I’ve set forth for the company, which include expansion into new regions and industries.”

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Growing North Bay Job Market Sparks Nelson Expansion

Sonoma, California, May 21, 2012 – Nelson announced today significant growth in North Bay revenues for the first quarter of 2012 amid growing demand for labor and increased optimism among North Bay executives. Led by Nelson & Associates, the finance and accounting arm of Nelson, which showed over 20% growth in the first quarter compared to 12% growth in the staffing industry, Nelson is moving forward with plans to expand staff and open a new, larger office in Santa Rosa—an office that is expected to generate in excess of 12 million dollars in revenue.

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Nelson Announces New San Diego Location

San Diego, California, May 15, 2012 — Nelson is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office location in San Diego.

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Nelson Makes 2012 Best of Staffing List for Client and Candidate Satisfaction

Sonoma, California, February 27, 2012 – Nelson announced today that it has been named to Inavero’s 2012 Best of Staffing Client list and Talent list.

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Craig Nelson Steps in as CEO at Nelson Family of Companies

Sonoma, California, January 16, 2012 –Craig S. Nelson, son of Founder Gary D. Nelson, is taking over as CEO of the Nelson Family of Companies, transitioning from his role as Executive VP of Staffing Services into the role of CEO, effective January 12, 2012. Craig takes over from Catherine Candland who is joining ZeroChaos following the recent sale of Nelson’s WorkforceLogic division to them.

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Gary Nelson Highlighted as Staffing Star in SIReview’s Who’s Who: The Staffing 100

Sonoma, California, October 24, 2011 – Nelson is delighted to announce founder Gary Nelson’s inclusion in SIReview’s Who’s Who: The Staffing 100. As SIReview put it, “The Staffing 100 is not a ranking; rather, it’s a list of influential staffing leaders chosen after a thorough review of nominations made by [clients], our advisors and the Staffing Industry Analysts’ team.”

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San Francisco 49ers Select Nelson as Preferred Staffing Partner

San Francisco, California, August 1, 2011 – Nelson Staffing is thrilled to have been selected the Preferred Staffing Provider of the San Francisco 49ers.

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