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Softworld Establishes Critical Care Staffing Division; Fast Growing IT Staffing Firm Adds Contract Nursing to Services

Softworld Establishes Critical Care Staffing Division; Fast Growing IT Staffing Firm Adds Contract Nursing to Services

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WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan. 22, 2003

Softworld, Inc., a leading staffing and recruiting firm named by Inc. magazine as the 98th fastest growing company in America, today announced it has established Critical Care Staffing LLC., a division that addresses the critical needs of the healthcare industry for experienced registered nurses.

Based in Waltham, MA, Critical Care Staffing will initially focus on locating specialized nurses for critical care units and emergency rooms.

Mary Nealon, former vice president of business development for Softworld, has been named president of the new division.

“Enabling healthcare facilities to maintain adequate staffing levels poses a unique recruiting challenge,” said David S. Teitelman, president and CEO of Softworld noting the urgent demand of the market for skilled medical professionals. “Declining enrolments at nursing schools, an aging population, and increasing hospital acuity all contribute to the growing shortage of qualified nurses,” he said.

“We’re also delighted to recognize the achievements of Mary Nealon with this well-deserved promotion,” Teitelman continued. “We’re confident that Mary will apply the same skill, dedication and passion for recruiting she has applied so diligently for Softworld into this critical market,” he said.

The announcement marks Softworld’s third such expansion activity since mid 2002. In September 2002 it established a government practice after earning GSA contract status followed by expanding into IT compliance solutions for FDA regulated industries in November 2002.

Nealon brings strong track record to Critical Care

Ms. Nealon began her recruiting career in 1986 at New Boston Systems, now known as Sapphire Technologies. During her tenure at the company she managed placement teams within a wide range of professional disciplines, including engineering, information systems, and administrative.

As director of training and development, she implemented strategies for achieving preferred vendor status with major employers resulting in numerous multimillion dollar contracts.

She also launched a nationwide recruiting department to support the most difficult openings in over 40 branches nationwide.

Ms. Nealon joined Softworld in 1999 as vice president of business development responsible for managing all aspects of the sales and recruiting process for the company. During her tenure, Softworld has experienced expansive revenue growth and has been recognized as a fast growing private company by numerous publications including Inc. Magazine, The Purple Squirrel 100 and the Boston Business Journal. Ms. Nealon also directed the openings of the company’s Fort Lauderdale, FL and Washington DC offices. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree n Economics from Williams College.

About Softworld

Softworld provides permanent and contract IT staffing for pharmaceutical, biotech and high technology organizations in the private and government sectors as well as registered nurses for hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation and nursing homes. Since 1993 it has been helping companies in a variety of industries find the technical talent they need to grow and succeed. The company’s goal is to help companies maintain appropriate staffing levels with the most qualified contractors available while providing its specialists with the best environment meeting their criteria. Softworld maintains its headquarters in Waltham, Mass. with clients and offices throughout the United States.

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