Westaff Announces Addition of Danville, Illinois Office

New Location Expands Staffing Industry Leader's Reach in the Greater Champagne-Urbana Area

December 02, 2008 // Franchising.com // Walnut Creek, Calif., - Continuing its commitment of bringing staffing business solutions to growing markets around the country, Westaff, Inc., (NASDAQ: WSTF), today announced the opening of a new Danville, Illinois office. The new office will serve as a satellite branch for the greater Champaign-Urbana area and it will be located at 425 N. Gilbert Street in the heart of Danville.

"Danville's growth and expansion makes it the right time for us to bring our strategic staffing solutions to the area," noted Westaff CEO and Chairman Michael T. Willis. "Through this development, we are further positioned to serve our customers well and continue to provide them with the people and tools that will drive their companies towards growth and success."

The talented team of Senior Area Manager Dixie Ladd, Area Manager Sharon Brewer, Staffing Consultant Leslie Dunagan and Staffing Consultant Keith Grant will be managing the Danville office. Combined, they have over 30 years of staffing industry experience. They will continue to build upon Westaff's strategic staffing solutions and provide Danville area businesses with a wide array of staffing services including temporary placement, temporary-to-permanent placement and direct hire placement.

"Our goal is to create new partnerships in the Danville area and continue to build upon our reputation as a leader in the staffing industry, "said Dixie Ladd, Senior Area Manager of Westaff. "Through our competitive and comprehensive staffing portfolio, we look forward to working with local companies and businesses to help place and retain the most talented, experienced personnel in the marketplace."

About Westaff

Westaff provides staffing services and employment opportunities for businesses in global markets. Westaff annually employs more than 100,000 people and services thousands of client accounts throughout the United States. For more information, please visit the company Web site at www.westaff.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. securities laws. Forward-looking statements in this release are generally identified by words such as "expects," "believes," "will," "should" and similar expressions that are intended to identify forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, statements regarding(i) Westaff's expectations regarding the company's growth prospects; and (ii) Westaff's expectation that it will continue its plans for growth and expansion; The forward-looking statements contained herein involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties cannot be controlled by the Company. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: an intensely priced competitive market; reliance on executive management and key personnel; our ability to attract and retain the services of qualified temporary personnel; the ability of our customers to terminate our service agreement on short notice; variability of the cost of unemployment insurance for our temporary employees; any difficulty with our information technology system; government regulation; potential exposure to employment-related claims; the volatility of the Company's stock price; increased regulatory compliance costs; and litigation and other claims. 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended November 3, 2007 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended July 12, 2008.

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 except as required by applicable laws and regulations.

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