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Kforce Professional Staffing Selects Qwest Hosting and Routing Services to Connect to Customers


DENVER.— Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE:Q) today announced that Kforce, the professional staffing firm headquartered in Tampa, Fla., has renewed its 3-year contract for Qwest Web hosting and call-routing services.

Kforce will use Qwest Web hosting services, supported through the state-of-the-art Qwest CyberCenters®, to back up critical company and customer data, allowing Kforce to enhance its disaster recovery strategies and protect sensitive information. Kforce also will use Qwest’s EZ Route services to connect Kforce’s inbound calls from customers and prospects to the correct call center staff contact.
“At Kforce, we distinguish ourselves from other professional staffing firms with our brand promise to deliver the right match the right way, with personal respect, a disciplined process and exceptional customer service,” said Tony Varano, director of information technology for Kforce. “To maintain that high level of service, we rely on Qwest’s best-of-breed technology and its responsive account team of skilled professionals who demonstrate regularly that Qwest believes in Kforce’s principle that Great People=Great Results.”

“As a fast-growing, premier staffing firm, Kforce depends on reliable network and hosting services,” said Tom Richards, executive vice president, Qwest Business Markets Group. “Disaster recovery and risk management are essential for today’s businesses and organizations, and our Tampa CyberCenter is designed for the highest level of protection of customer data and communications systems.”

Qwest owns and operates 15 CyberCenters nationwide that provide expert support for customers to conduct e-commerce, operate complex Web sites, offer geographical redundancy, and manage entire IT environments -- including enterprise applications, databases and data storage.

Qwest’s Business Markets Group serves hundreds of thousands of business and federal, state and government customers coast-to-coast with a full suite of data, Internet and voice products that run over Qwest’s nationwide fiber-optic MPLS network. Qwest’s innovative technologies, combined with its award-winning customer service, make it one of the nation’s top-tier business and government communications providers.

About Qwest

Qwest offers a powerful combination of award-winning broadband, video and voice solutions for residential customers, businesses and government agencies. Customers coast to coast turn to Qwest’s industry-leading national fiber optic network to meet their evolving communications and entertainment needs. Qwest employees are the driving force behind the company’s nationally recognized Spirit of Service. Qwest is a participant in Networx, the largest communications services contract in the world, to provide innovative voice, data and video services. For more information on Qwest please visit For information about the products and services Qwest is offering in the Networx contract, visit

About Kforce
Kforce (NASDAQ: KFRC) is a professional staffing firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions for commercial and governmental organizations in the skill areas of technology, finance & accounting, and health and life sciences. Backed by over 2,000 staffing specialists, Kforce operates with 68 offices in 41 markets in North America. For more information, please visit our Web site at

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