SOURCE: AlliedBarton Security Services

September 25, 2006 11:00 ET

AlliedBarton Security Services Fortifies Their Recruitment Program With Comprehensive Industry-Leading Training and Employment Initiatives at ASIS 2006

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 25, 2006 -- ASIS 2006 Booth 2323 -- AlliedBarton Security Services, www.AlliedBarton.com, the largest American owned and managed security services firm, demonstrates its ongoing commitment to recruiting and training best-in-class security personnel with the announcement of their enhanced training and employment initiatives at ASIS 2006. AlliedBarton Security Services' Recruitment Organization is led by Dr. Nina Brody, Vice President of Talent. Dr. Brody is a member of the company's senior leadership team and is highly active and respected on the recruitment leadership front. Nina holds a Ph.D. in Organization Change and Development from Temple University and a M.S. in Industrial Psychology from Columbia University.

Highlights from their outstanding recruitment program include:

--  Recruiter Community Basic Course Certification Program (RCBC) -- The
    RCBC program, rolled out today, ensures that the AlliedBarton's community
    of dedicated recruiters are trained and certified in basic recruiting
    processes, compliance and the company's state-of-the-art recruitment
    technology tools.  All existing recruitment personnel and new recruiters
    are required to be certified as a RCBC-sanctioned recruiter to ensure that
    best practices, expertise and contractual requirements are met and that
    AlliedBarton continues to staff all client accounts with leading security
    talent in a cost-effective and efficient manner.
    
"Recruiting quality talent for our clients and our company is our business," said Nina Brody, Ph.D., Vice President of Talent. "The Recruitment Community Basic Course Certification Program provides industry-leading recruitment training. This course provides initial and ongoing recruitment training in a more consistent, controlled and disciplined manner than is currently occurring in our sector.

"AlliedBarton is the only physical security company that requires the certification of all recruiters. We created stringent curriculum to recertify all our recruiters, and as new recruiters join, they are required to take a three-hour course and pass the exam before working with us. The RCBC is modeled after the award-winning Security Officer training that was honored in Training magazine's Top 100 list in 2006," adds Brody.

--  Celebrating Every Day Heros -- AlliedBarton was selected to
    participate in a military recruitment effort entitled
    OperationHeroForHire.com. This effort is a dedicated partnership with
    CareerBuilder.com; AMVETS; VFW; the American Legion; ESGR.org and State
    Veterans' offices across the country to create more opportunities for the
    people who fought for us to have them.
    
Operation Hero for Hire is an online job portal that provides a resource specifically designed for veterans exiting the field or active personnel looking for work between deployments.

Effective today, AlliedBarton joins Transition Assistance Online, TAOnline.com, the largest single source of transition assistance information and tools for today's separating military, to provide job opportunities for military veterans.

AlliedBarton works actively to recruit and hire military personnel. "Former and current military personnel make for some of the most desirable physical security candidates for a host of reasons," said Brody. "They understand the chain of command, can be readily trained and follow orders, take pride in wearing uniforms, are team players, and in many cases, can handle firearms and have some form of government clearance."

"Hiring men and women who have served in the military for our country is an honor," said Bill Whitmore, President and CEO of AlliedBarton Security Services. "We look forward to transitioning many more veterans into the AlliedBarton family with our relationship with OperationHeroForHire.com and Transition Assistance Online."

--  State-of-the-art Talent Management Technology -- AlliedBarton's talent
    management system provides a portal at www.greatsecurityjobs.com for
    current employees and external job seekers to view and apply for career
    opportunities, transfers and promotions. The online application process is
    available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via the Internet. In addition,
    AlliedBarton has placed almost 100 computer kiosks in district offices for
    the convenience of future employees. AlliedBarton's sophisticated talent
    management system ensures that due diligence is engaged for each applicant
    including background checks, assessment and performance management
    criteria.
    
"Our proprietary, industry-leading talent management system empowers us to hire and develop the best security workforce in the country," said Brody. "Our system enables us to source and prescreen candidates, administer assessments, conduct background and drug checks before a hire is made and engage in comprehensive performance management once an employee is hired."

"Great Security Professionals Don't Just Happen" and "Allied Barton -- A GREAT place to work" are two of the headlines on AlliedBarton's new recruitment collateral and company talent video. AlliedBarton's recruitment organization embodies the company's mission to serve and secure the people, homes and businesses of our communities and every day; our dedicated and certified recruiters "dare to be great."

About AlliedBarton Security Services

AlliedBarton Security Services, headquartered in King of Prussia, is the largest American-owned and managed security services firm. Since 1957, AlliedBarton has been providing quality security services and highly trained personnel to clients in a number of industry sectors, including commercial real estate, higher education, healthcare, residential communities, manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, shopping centers and other commercial facilities. Our more than 47,000 employees and over 100 offices nationwide service a client base that includes more than 175 Fortune 500 companies across the country. Selected as one of Training magazine's "Top 100" training companies for 2006, AlliedBarton's award-winning programs, on-the-job and Web-based training focuses on preparing employees in a variety of security related topics. For additional information on AlliedBarton Security Services, visit www.AlliedBarton.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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