SOURCE: Advancement LLC

January 28, 2008 09:45 ET

Contract Professionals of Ohio Changes Name to Advancement LLC

Returns to Original Name and Mission; Placing High-Level Engineering Talent

SOLON, OH--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) - The former Contract Professionals of Ohio (CPI) has officially changed its name back to Advancement LLC. Founded in 1971 by Ray Kaufman under the name of Advancement, the company today remains one of the biggest locally owned recruiters of technical talent.

"Our goal has always been to supply our clients the most qualified talent for their projects," says Kaufman. "Our long record of success is due to the fact that many of our employees have been with us for thirty years or more, which is unheard of in the contracting industry."

In 1996, Advancement merged its operations with Contract Professionals, Inc. (Waterford, MI). In 2000, the joint company officially changed its name to Contract Professionals of Ohio.

Last year, Arthur Healan, president and CEO of the company, made the decision to redirect the company's focus entirely on growth opportunities within the Northeastern Ohio market. To achieve that goal, Healan acquired Contract Professionals of Ohio, making it an independent company no longer affiliated with Contract Professionals, Inc. To better reflect the company's commitment to the Cleveland market, it decided to return to its original name, Advancement LLC.

Healan believes that despite the onslaught of bad economic news today, his growing business is proof that there is hope at the end of the tunnel. "There's a wealth of opportunities for technical professionals within Northeastern Ohio," says Healan. "While the area has lost many manufacturing jobs, other industries have come in and replaced those, some of which didn't exist ten, twenty years ago. This area is undergoing an industrial evolution of sorts, and as the experts in finding technical talent, we're poised to help these new industries grow and thrive in this region."

About Advancement: Founded in 1971, privately held Advancement is a provider of temporary and permanent technical staffing services. Clients include many of the region's largest companies serving the aerospace, architectural and engineering, automotive, construction, electronics, industrial, information technology, manufacturing, steel, medical equipment, and other industries. The experienced team of recruiters at Advancement use advanced technology to help its clients find specialized and qualified candidates located throughout the country.

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