William Tate Joins Spherion as President of Staffing Services

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 10 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN), a leading provider of recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions, today announced that William Tate has joined the Company as president of staffing services. Tate reports directly to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer William Grubbs.

In this role, Tate is responsible for the management and operations of the Spherion Staffing Services Group, which provides flexible, temp-to-hire and direct hire administrative and clerical, light industrial and contact center recruiting and placement services to a wide range of clients.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Bill to the Spherion family," said Grubbs. "He is a hands-on leader with extensive experience in the recruiting and staffing arena. Bill has a proven ability to recognize and capitalize on market trends and has a track record of success in sales, sales management and operations. His experience in financial management and marketing plan execution ensures that Spherion will continue to grow as a market-leading organization."

With more than 26 years of experience, Tate joins Spherion from Manpower Inc., an employment services firm, where he served as vice president and general manager for the company's U.S. professional division. Prior to that position, Tate held leadership roles at Moore North America, where he was vice president and general sales manager, responsible for all sales operations within the U.S. He began his career at Uarco Incorporated.

Tate received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan and completed a number of advanced sales and management programs. He is a member of the Foundation Board Directors for the College of Lake County in Illinois.

About Spherion

Spherion Corporation (NYSE: SFN) is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs.

With approximately 700 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to more than 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing more than 300,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America's largest employers. Spherion operates under the following brands: Spherion Staffing Services Group for administrative, clerical and light industrial workers; Technisource for technology professionals and solutions; The Mergis Group for accounting and finance and other professional positions; Todays Staffing for specialty administrative personnel; and Spherion Recruitment Process Outsourcing. To learn more, visit http://www.spherion.com/.

SOURCE: Spherion Corporation

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