The Ascent Services Group Partners with Small Business Majority to Champion Decreasing Healthcare Costs for Small Businesses

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., April 2009 —The Ascent Services Group announced they are providing subject matter expertise and consulting for Small Business Majority, a national nonprofit advocacy organization focused on comprehensive healthcare reforms for small businesses. According to a national survey of small business owners and managers conducted by Small Business Majority, healthcare costs were their top concern, considerably outweighing taxes, access to capital, and access to technology.

Specifically, The Ascent Services Group is providing information and guidance regarding the Independent Technology Contractor population. “Technologists who choose to be self employed, are duly incorporated, and adequately insured are a critical part of the Technology Consulting industry,” says Joseph Nordlinger, President and CEO of The Ascent Services Group. “Even though they are Independent Contractors, the reality is they still derive much of their work through larger Technology Staffing Agencies like The Ascent Services Group. It is in our interest to advocate for less expensive healthcare costs for our Independent Contractors, as they are a critical part of the technology consulting ecosystem. The health of their businesses is important to health of our business.”

ABOUT Small Business Majority - Small Business Majority is a national nonprofit advocacy organization that works with policymakers to find practical solutions in support of comprehensive healthcare reforms that will result in: Guaranteed, affordable, and portable coverage for all, regardless of health risks or type or size of business; shared responsibility among all stakeholders, including businesses, government, individuals and the healthcare industry; and measurable quality improvements and cost reductions throughout the entire system. Small Business Majority is run by small business owners and uses nonpartisan scientific research to understand and represent the interests of all small businesses, from sole proprietors to 100-person companies.

Visit Small Business Majority on the web at: http://www.smallbusinessmajority.org/

ABOUT The Ascent Services Group - The Ascent Services Group is a nationally ranked staffing and recruiting firm consisting of an IT, Pharmaceutical and Workforce management practice. Recognized for its innovative approach, The Ascent Services Group specializes in supporting enterprise Fortune 1000 clients who utilize managed service programs (VMS and MSP) for their procurement of technology staffing services.  Primary services offered include: Project Consulting, Staff Augmentation, Direct Placement, Payroll Services and Workforce Management Advisory Services. In 2007 and 2008 the company was recognized by Inc. magazine for its expertise in supporting Enterprise Vendor Management Services programs.

Visit The Ascent Services Group on the Web at http://www.ascentsg.com

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