Jim Thorsten Promoted to Vice President of Sales - Traditional Staffing at firstPRO Staffing and Executive Search

Atlanta, GA, March 13, 2009 --(PR.com)-- April Nagel, President and CEO of firstPRO Staffing and Executive Search announced today that Jim Thorsten will serve as Vice President of Sales in the Traditional Staffing division.

“Jim has a long history with firstPRO and understands the process of reaching and keeping customers,” Nagel says. “He puts the needs of the prospect or client at the forefront, and this makes him an invaluable consultant for his clients.”

Prior to joining firstPRO, Thorsten worked for Westvaco Corporation in their Sales and Marketing Group. He began at firstPRO in 1988 where he served as a Branch Manager. In this new position, he will supervise the day-to-day operations of the department and work with employers to build and manage an effective and profitable workforce.

“I am particularly looking forward to working with client partners to explore ways to improve workforce utilization management,” Thorsten says. “This is a challenging time for businesses and workers alike, but I believe those that are willing to make appropriate change will prosper.”

An active member of the community, Thorsten is on the Executive Board of Partnership Gwinnett, and serves on The Manufacturing and Logistics Council of Gwinnett County. He lives in Norcross with his wife, Seldon and is the proud parent of daughter Sidney, a first year student at the University of Virginia.

About firstPRO:

With annual revenues exceeding $40 million, firstPRO Executive Search, Professional Placement and Traditional Staffing is now one of the largest and fastest growing independently owned firms in the United States. In 2008, firstPRO was ranked #1 in Contingency Executive Search, #4 Retained Executive Search, #5 in Temporary Employment and the #7 Fastest-Growing Women-Owned firm in Atlanta (certified by WBENC) by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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