SOURCE: EDI Specialists

September 09, 2008 12:31 ET

EDI Specialists Hires Industry Veteran James Fabiano and Expands Key IT Division

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - September 9, 2008) - EDI Specialists today announced the hiring of industry veteran James Fabiano and the acquisition of Fabiano's former company, Premier Resource Group. These moves augment the company's Key IT division offerings, which include staffing services spanning the entire spectrum of IT technologies. With the addition of Fabiano and PRG's expertise and resources, the division offers 24x7 recruiting capabilities and access to more than 200,000 IT resources nationwide for staff augmentation, permanent placement, consulting and outsourcing projects.

Fabiano, who becomes an Executive Vice President at EDI, is responsible for the execution of the company's strategic planning and business development expansion. He is a member of and has served on the Board of Directors for industry organizations such as the American Staffing Association and the Massachusetts Staffing Association. His career achievements include successfully driving multimillion-dollar operations and sales growth.

"Jim is a recognized leader in the staffing industry with an outstanding record for building teams and developing leaders," said EDI President and CEO Joseph Gilbody. "Jim also has a reputation for making innovative and effective decisions that positively impact revenue and customer loyalty. His addition and the acquisition of PRG not only expand our capabilities, but also allow us to fill customer requests more quickly."

Headquartered in Greater Boston, Key IT addresses client technology needs through short-term contract staff augmentation and direct-hire permanent placement. Key IT also offers general IT consulting and outsourcing services to clients that need quick access to any type of IT expertise, project management or technical support across several technology disciplines:

--  Software and Web Development
--  Database Administration and Development
--  Program and Project Management
--  Business and Systems Analysis
--  Network Technologies
--  Quality Assurance
--  eCommerce and EDI
    

The PRG acquisition allows Key IT to expand its services into workforce solutions to help customers identify and implement optimal staffing strategies. Specific solutions encompass managed staffing programs, payroll services, workforce planning and recruitment process outsourcing.

"The merging of PRG into the Key IT Division greatly expands our consultant-focused, technology staffing practice that I look forward to leading," Fabiano said. "Our team of seasoned technology and staffing industry experts has an in-depth understanding of the challenges facing our clients. Our dedicated IT focus enables us to attract and retain professional, highly-skilled consultants that want to work with a company that speaks their language and works hard on their behalf."

About Key IT

Key IT, a division of EDI Specialists, is a staffing and services firm focused on information technology. The company addresses client technology needs through short-term contract staff augmentation and direct-hire permanent placement along with consulting and outsourcing services. Headquartered in Greater Boston, Key IT maintains satellite offices throughout the U.S., giving it the ability to deploy the right IT professionals on a moment's notice in any major market. For more information, visit www.keyit.com.

About EDI Specialists

EDI Specialists, Inc. is a staffing and services firm focusing on the areas of electronic data interchange (EDI), enterprise application integration (EAI) and information technology (IT). The company addresses client technological needs through short-term and permanent placements along with consulting and outsourcing services. Headquartered in Greater Boston, the company maintains satellite offices for a nationwide presence, and since its inception in 1994 it has delivered a superior level of service to clients. The EDI Specialists team boasts deep industry knowledge, long-term relationships with key business contacts, and a proven knack for placing candidates in positions that best fit their profiles. For more information, visit www.EDIspecialists.com.

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