Staffing Employee Of The Year

Memphis, TN September 23, 2018—The American Staffing Association (ASA) has named National Staffing Employee of the Year All-Stars in the five staffing and recruiting industry sectors. These announcements mark the beginning of National Staffing Employee Week, Sept. 23–29. This annual event celebrates the contributions of the more than 15 million temporary and contract employees hired by U.S. staffing agencies. 

Selected as the National Staffing Employee of the Year All-Stars for the health care sector were Jamie and Angie Harmon of Tutwiler, MS. 

The Harmons are a husband-and-wife traveling emergency room nurse team—and the first co-honorees in this award program’s history. The unthinkable— the murder of their 20-year-old daughter by her boyfriend in a domestic violence case—led the Harmons to this unexpected turn on their professional paths. Following the tragedy, Jamie—an ER and flight nurse—lost his passion for nursing and only worked enough hours to keep his flight nurse credentials up to date. After a friend begged him to try travel nursing for a needed change of scenery, Jamie signed on with OR Nurses Nationwide. It was a life-improving decision. Jamie’s passion for ER nursing was reignited, and he encouraged his wife, Angie, to travel with him. Today, the two travel and work together during the same ER shifts. They credit staffing for helping to save their family. 

“The Harmons have distinguished themselves among of thousands of Registered Nurses working for healthcare staffing firms across the US, and we are privileged to have them on our team,” said OR Nurses Nationwide chief operating officer Christopher Coates; “the Harmons overcame every parent’s worst nightmare to return to the selfless service of others.” 

Jamie and Angie will be flown to Washington, DC the second week in October to be recognized by US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R – Mississippi), and to tour the US Capitol. 

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To learn more about the National Staffing Employee of the Year program and National Staffing Employee Week, visit americanstaffing.netHeadshots of honorees are available upon request. 

About the American Staffing Association The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit 

Contact Michelle R. Snyder, Director, Public Relations – 703-253-1151 

About OR Nurses Nationwide 

OR Nurses Nationwide is a Memphis-based Joint Commission Certified contingent healthcare professional supplier to hospitals nationwide, and a member of the American Staffing Association. For more information about OR Nurses, visit 

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