Personnel Group of America Adds Microsoft's BizTalk Product; Retains OnSphere to Implement New eBusiness Solution

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Personnel Group of America

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Personnel Group of America, Inc. (NYSE:   PGA) announced today a commitment
 to utilize Microsoft's new BizTalk product for their software development and
 operations.  PGA also announced that OnSphere Corporation, a North Carolina-
 based eBusiness solution provider, has been retained to help implement BizTalk
 for PGA.  Microsoft will also be directly involved and views PGA as a case
 study for implementation of its new BizTalk software strategy.
     The BizTalk Initiative is made up of various cross-industry investments
 including the BizTalk.org business document library, and Microsoft BizTalk
 Server 2000, a business process orchestration server.
     By providing a comprehensive and integrated environment that includes all
 of these elements, automating hiring processes become faster, easier, and far
 less expensive.  Additionally, the convenience and functionality of PGA's
 AutoHire and NetPlus+ systems used to order staffing services would improve
 fulfillment and service efficiencies for human capital management.
     PGA President of Technology Systems, Jim McArdle said today, "This is an
 important step for PGA to help us rapidly build and deploy integrated business
 processes within our organization and with our partners and clients.  BizTalk
 will enhance our abilities to be able to fundamentally operate faster and more
 efficiently."
     Robert MacDougall, Director of Sales and Marketing for OnSphere, states,
 "This is a tremendous opportunity for OnSphere, PGA, and Microsoft.  This
 powerful alliance affords us the opportunity to realize the implementation of
 BizTalk Server technology into a real-time scenario to meet PGA's unique
 business requirements."
 
     About PGA
     Personnel Group of America, Inc. is a nationwide provider of information
 technology consulting and custom software development services; high-end
 clerical, accounting, and other specialty professional staffing services; and
 technology systems for human capital management.  The Company operates through
 a network of proprietary brand names in strategic markets throughout the
 United States.
 
     About OnSphere
     Founded in 1988, OnSphere Corporation is a premier eBusiness solutions
 provider in North and South Carolina with over 800 projects under their belt.
 OnSphere specializes in the development and delivery of world-class B2B
 eBusiness solutions.  Microsoft just recently recognized OnSphere with its
 highest Gold Certified Partner status.  This means that OnSphere has
 consistently demonstrated its ability to help clients achieve their strategic
 objectives by incorporating Microsoft technology to maximize their eBusiness
 return on investment.  OnSphere has been distinguished as one of the State's
 Fast 50 companies and is listed by INC. Magazine as one of the fastest growing
 privately held companies in the nation. http://www.onsphere.com
 
     Information contained in this press release, other than historical
 information, may be considered forward-looking in nature and is subject to
 various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions.  Should one or more of these
 risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove
 incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated,
 estimated, or expected.  Among the key factors that may have a direct bearing
 on the operating results, performance, or condition of the Company are
 fluctuations in the economy, the degree and nature of competition, and the
 demand for the Company's services, changes in laws and regulations affecting
 the Company's business, the Company's inability at any time to complete
 acquisitions and integrate the operations of acquired businesses, to recruit
 and place temporary professionals, and to expand into new markets, and to
 maintain profit margins in the face of pricing pressures, and numerous other
 factors discussed in PGA's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
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SOURCE Personnel Group of America
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
     Personnel Group of America, Inc. (NYSE:   PGA) announced today a commitment
 to utilize Microsoft's new BizTalk product for their software development and
 operations.  PGA also announced that OnSphere Corporation, a North Carolina-
 based eBusiness solution provider, has been retained to help implement BizTalk
 for PGA.  Microsoft will also be directly involved and views PGA as a case
 study for implementation of its new BizTalk software strategy.
     The BizTalk Initiative is made up of various cross-industry investments
 including the BizTalk.org business document library, and Microsoft BizTalk
 Server 2000, a business process orchestration server.
     By providing a comprehensive and integrated environment that includes all
 of these elements, automating hiring processes become faster, easier, and far
 less expensive.  Additionally, the convenience and functionality of PGA's
 AutoHire and NetPlus+ systems used to order staffing services would improve
 fulfillment and service efficiencies for human capital management.
     PGA President of Technology Systems, Jim McArdle said today, "This is an
 important step for PGA to help us rapidly build and deploy integrated business
 processes within our organization and with our partners and clients.  BizTalk
 will enhance our abilities to be able to fundamentally operate faster and more
 efficiently."
     Robert MacDougall, Director of Sales and Marketing for OnSphere, states,
 "This is a tremendous opportunity for OnSphere, PGA, and Microsoft.  This
 powerful alliance affords us the opportunity to realize the implementation of
 BizTalk Server technology into a real-time scenario to meet PGA's unique
 business requirements."
 
     About PGA
     Personnel Group of America, Inc. is a nationwide provider of information
 technology consulting and custom software development services; high-end
 clerical, accounting, and other specialty professional staffing services; and
 technology systems for human capital management.  The Company operates through
 a network of proprietary brand names in strategic markets throughout the
 United States.
 
     About OnSphere
     Founded in 1988, OnSphere Corporation is a premier eBusiness solutions
 provider in North and South Carolina with over 800 projects under their belt.
 OnSphere specializes in the development and delivery of world-class B2B
 eBusiness solutions.  Microsoft just recently recognized OnSphere with its
 highest Gold Certified Partner status.  This means that OnSphere has
 consistently demonstrated its ability to help clients achieve their strategic
 objectives by incorporating Microsoft technology to maximize their eBusiness
 return on investment.  OnSphere has been distinguished as one of the State's
 Fast 50 companies and is listed by INC. Magazine as one of the fastest growing
 privately held companies in the nation. http://www.onsphere.com
 
     Information contained in this press release, other than historical
 information, may be considered forward-looking in nature and is subject to
 various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions.  Should one or more of these
 risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove
 incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated,
 estimated, or expected.  Among the key factors that may have a direct bearing
 on the operating results, performance, or condition of the Company are
 fluctuations in the economy, the degree and nature of competition, and the
 demand for the Company's services, changes in laws and regulations affecting
 the Company's business, the Company's inability at any time to complete
 acquisitions and integrate the operations of acquired businesses, to recruit
 and place temporary professionals, and to expand into new markets, and to
 maintain profit margins in the face of pricing pressures, and numerous other
 factors discussed in PGA's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
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