WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westaff, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTF), a leading provider of staffing services, announced today that it has established a business relationship with Paris Accessories. Paris Accessories is a privately-held company that distributes their products to large department store chains and food and drug stores such as Macy's, Nordstrom, Kohl's, Gottschalks, Walmart and Longs Drugs. Paris Accessories specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of men's and women's accessories, primarily in the production of products such as socks, shirts, t-shirts, hats, nylons and scarves. Westaff will now be providing a large volume of temporary workers for their Los Angeles distribution center, which is located in the city of Commerce and distributes products nation-wide.
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to become Paris Accessories' staffing agency of choice," commented Westaff SVP of Field Operations Kristi Kennedy. "This is another positive step in our growth and transformation of Westaff, and we are pleased to be able to offer our services and partnership with Paris Accessories."
Marie Covarrubias, the Office Manager and Human Resource Specialist for Paris Accessories, commented, "I have worked with Westaff in the past in a different capacity, and have been very pleased with the level and quality of service received. I feel quite confident that Paris Accessories will be able to forge a long-lasting relationship which will grow over time. We are excited to have Westaff fill positions immediately, and plan to continue using them for a long time to come."
Westaff provides staffing services and employment opportunities for businesses in global markets. Westaff annually employs in excess of 125,000 people and services more than 20,000 client accounts from 204 offices located throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, please visit the company Web site at www.westaff.com.
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