Westaff Promotes from Within

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Westaff, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTF), a leading provider of staffing services, announced today the promotion of two employees to high ranking Accounting positions at their corporate office. Rob Kinnard, former Franchise Accounting Manager will now assume the role of Senior Accounting Manager. In this new role Rob will oversee many of the accounting processes and personnel. Taking over his role as Franchise Accounting Manager will be Peggy Davis, formerly the Senior Accountant in the General Ledger Department. Peggy will be the main point of contact for Westaff's franchise owners and will handle the day-to-day accounting practices for the group. These promotions symbolize Westaff's commitment to their people and continued quest for excellence.

"We are very pleased to be able to promote from within" commented Westaff CFO Christa Leonard. "Both Rob and Peggy are invaluable and indispensable members of our finance team. They have proven themselves during their tenure with Westaff and certainly deserve to be moving to more senior level positions. I congratulate them on their success and thank them for their hard work and dedication."

Michael T. Willis, Westaff CEO and Chairman commented "It is fortunate that Westaff has such a strong group at Corporate support. Rob and Peggy have the skills, loyalty and expertise required to perform their jobs at the highest level possible. I applaud them both for their past performance and am eager to watch them grow in these new roles."

About Westaff

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.

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by law. Forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Company's future growth, profitability, expansion in key markets and new business segments and the Company's ability to achieve any of these goals.

Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the Company's management and on currently available information. The Company undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement. Additional information concerning the risks and uncertainties listed above, and other factors you may wish to consider, is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recent Form 10-K, Form 10-Q, Form 8-K and other filings.


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