IT Ascent Changes Name to The Ascent Services Group

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Oct. 24, 2008 — In a move designed to reflect its expanded services offerings, IT Ascent, Inc. a National leader in staffing and workforce management services, today announced its name has changed to The Ascent Services Group (ASG) to reflect the company’s three complimentary divisions: ITascent, Pharmascent and Workforceascent. A thorough rebranding effort and website redesign also reflect The Ascent Services Group’s rapid growth and expanding capabilities.

“The staffing industry is evolving into an increasingly sophisticated and diverse field of practice areas,” said Joseph Nordlinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ascent Services Group. “The Ascent Services Group’s focus on creating and aligning human capital expertise for some of the nation’s largest enterprise clients to drive high impact and value is critical for these turbulent economic times.”

ITascent provides technical staff augmentation, project consulting and direct placement.  This division currently services over 50 Fortune 1000 clients through an integrated delivery group consisting of National Recruiting Hubs and a Near Shore recruiting center that is capable of supporting Enterprise Class Clients.

Pharmascent was formed from The Ascent Services Group’s established pharmaceutical practice. Pharmascent brings to bear 40 years of combined experience in pharmaceutical and biotechnology search and contract staffing. The division provides clinical and regulatory staff augmentation and direct placement services for 15 Fortune 1000 Life Sciences firms. Pharmascent utilizes the National Recruiting Hubs and the Near Shore recruiting center in addition to a highly trained group of perm placement Life Sciences recruiters based out of our Denver office.

Workforceascent capitalizes on the industry leading workforce management expertise developed within ASG. It focuses on development and management of Contingent Workforce (CW) programs as well as Project Portfolio Management (PPM) programs. Workforceascent acts as a Vendor Neutral and Solution Agnostic counselor to help clients assess their current contingent workforce and project management program architectures and tools to make recommendations around best practices and systems. Workforceascent provides strategic consulting in technology selection, program architecture and systems integration in order to mitigate workforce and project risk and drive financial results in the area of Enterprise Project as well as Workforce Strategy & Transformation.

The Ascent Services Group name change is also accompanied by a new website. Designed to be a destination for the latest information on staffing and HR-related solutions, the site offers a detailed overview of The Ascent Services Group’s expanded line of service offerings across the ITascent, Pharmascent and Workforceascent divisions.

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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