enture, Inc.; International Business Machines Corporation; and Robert Half International Inc. Life Sciences This segment includes the company’s domestic and international life science staffing businesses, which operate from local branch offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, and China. As of December 31, 2013, this segment had 48 branch offices. The company provides locally-based, contract and permanent life science professionals to clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, personal care, chemical, medical device, automotive, municipal, education, and environmental industries. This segment’s professionals include chemists, clinical research associates, clinical lab assistants, engineers, biologists, biochemists, microbiologists, molecular biologists, biostatisticians, drug safety specialists, SAS programmers, medical writers, food scientists, regulatory affairs specialists, lab assistants, and other skilled scientific professionals. These contract professionals range from individuals with bachelors and/or master’s degrees and considerable experience to technicians with limited chemistry or biology backgrounds and lab experience. Clients: The company’s primary contacts with its clients are a mix of end users and process facilitators. End users consist of lab directors, managers, and department heads. Facilitators consist of human resource managers, procurement departments, and administrators. Competition: The company’s competitors include Manpower, Inc.; Kelly Services, Inc.; Adecco SA; Yoh Company; and the Allegis Group. Physician This segment provides physician staffing, known as locum tenens coverage, and permanent physician search services. The majority of the company’s recruiters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Atlanta, Georgia, and Houston, Texas. The company’s Physician staffing business places physicians in a range of specialties throughout the United States, as well as Australia and New Zealand, under the brand VISTA, placing them in hospitals, community-based practices and federal, state and local facilities. It provides short and long-term locum tenens services and full-service physician search and consulting services. This segment operates out of three primary recruitment centers with various branch offices. The physicians in this segment come from approximately 30 different specialties, including emergency medicine, psychiatry, anesthesiology, radiology, family practice, surgical specialties, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology. The physicians that the company places at clients are independent contractors. Clients: Clients in this segment include hospitals, doctors’ practice groups, healthcare systems, and government agencies. Competition: The company’s competitors include CHG Healthcare Services; TeamHealth, Inc.; Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.; and AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. Acquisitions In December 2013, the company acquired CyberCoders Holdings, Inc. (CyberCoders), a privately-owned provider of permanent placement services. CyberCoders is included in the Oxford operating segment. In December 2013, the company also acquired Whitaker Medical, LLC (Whitaker), a privately-owned provider of physician staffing and services. Whitaker is included in the Physician operating segment. Dispositions In December 2013, the company sold its Allied Healthcare division. In February 2013, the company sold its Nurse Travel division. Strategy The company’s strategy is to serve the needs of its targeted industries by effectively understanding and matching client staffing needs with qualified contract professionals. Seasonality Demand for the company’s staffing services increases in the second and third quarters of the year (year ending December 2013). In addition, its cost of services increases in the first quarter primarily due to the reset of payroll taxes. History On Assignment, Inc. was founded in 1985. The company was incorporated in 1985.
on assignment inc (ASGN:New York)
26745 Malibu Hills Road
Calabasas, CA 91301
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