MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, August 27, 2018 - Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the global advisor on staffing
and workforce solutions has announced the 2018 List of Fastest‐Growing US Staffing Firms. This year 94
companies qualified for inclusion on the annual list. The list ranks firms by compound annual growth
rate (CAGR) for revenue from 2013 through 2017, excluding acquisitions.

For the 4th time, GrapeTree Medical Staffing has been honored on the list, with this year being its
highest ranking. GrapeTree ranks 8th out of 94 firms on the 2018 list of Fastest Growing US Staffing
Firms. In reference to healthcare staffing firms, GrapeTree is #5 and is #1 in Iowa.

“We are very excited about our growth as a company,” says Steve Heeg, CEO of GrapeTree. “Our
healthcare providers and client facilities are the best around and are dedicated to improving healthcare
on a daily basis.”

To qualify for the list companies needed to have had at least $1 million in revenue in 2013 and at least
15% CAGR between 2013 and 2017. The median CAGR for the top 10 companies this year was 97.8%, up
from 83.5% last year. For the full list, it was 26.9%.

“The fastest‐growing staffing firms stand out for their top line growth and performance in a dynamic and
evolving ecosystem,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “We congratulate these organizations on their
achievements as they set the pace and raise the bar industrywide.”

The ten fastest‐growing US staffing firms are:

California and Texas headed up the states boasting the most companies on this year’s fastest‐growing
list, with nine each. Florida was next with eight, followed by Georgia with seven. Seven of the top 10
staffing firms cited healthcare staffing as a top segment. Healthcare was also the top segment for the list
overall, with approximately 42% of firms citing healthcare staffing as a top segment. The next most
prevalent segment was IT staffing with an estimated 36% of firms listing this as a top segment.

The October 2018 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine features interviews with executives and
business leaders from the 10 fastest‐growing staffing firms on growth and strategies for success. These
profiles, along with the full list of the 94 fastest‐growing companies for 2018, will debut on later this month.

The full 2018 List of Fastest‐Growing Staffing Firms US report is available for SIA’s Corporate and CWS
Council Members.

About GrapeTree Medical Staffing
Founded in 1999 by travelling RN Tim Kinnetz, GrapeTree Medical Staffing is a healthcare staffing agency
that provides staffing solutions to healthcare facilities across the Midwest by providing healthcare
professionals to fill last‐minute or long‐term shifts left by staffing shortages. GrapeTree is rated one of
the top 10 most reliable staffing firms in the Midwest and is certified by The Joint Commission, recognized
nationwide as a “Gold Seal of Approval” and a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s
commitment to meeting high performance standards.

Through the utilization of the latest technology to help streamline staffing and scheduling, GrapeTree has
experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, employing over 125 office staff members who
manage over 3,000 healthcare employees working in approximately 1,200 facilities in a nine‐state area –
Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. Wisconsin and Kansas. GrapeTree is
headquartered in Milford, Iowa.

Becca Spooner, Marketing Manager or (712) 336-0800 Ext. 1122

About Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)
SIA is the Global Advisor on Staffing and Workforce Solutions
Elevating the Workforce Solutions Ecosystem

Founded in 1989, SIA is the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions. Our proprietary research
covers all categories of employed and non‐employed work including temporary staffing, independent
contracting and other types of contingent labor. SIA’s independent and objective analysis provides
insights into the services and suppliers operating in the workforce solutions ecosystem including staffing
firms, managed service providers, recruitment process outsourcers, payrolling/compliance firms and
talent acquisition technology specialists such as vendor management systems, online staffing platforms,
crowdsourcing and online work services. We also provide training and accreditation with our unique
Certified Contingent Workforce Professional (CCWP) program.

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events, we help both suppliers and buyers of workforce solutions make better‐informed decisions that
improve business results and minimize risk. As a division of the international business media company,
Crain Communications Inc., SIA is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in London,

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