Optomi Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle®


Optomi Honored as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle®

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Optomi was honored yesterday with the 2017 Pacesetter Award® for the second consecutive year. As one of the top 100 fastest growing companies in Atlanta, Optomi continues to disrupt the tech staffing industry with its unique approach. “The Pacesetter Award® honors Atlanta’s top fastest-growing privately held companies that are taking business to the next level. Their methods are unconventional and their growth is top speed,” according to The Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Optomi makes a practice of implementing strategies that stand out from the competition as the most leading-edge and successful. Michael Winwood, CEO commented, “We are grateful to be recognized as one of the fastest growing privately held firms in Atlanta. This is entirely due to the efforts and dedication of our team. Optomi’s people, core values, culture and strategy are disrupting the tech staffing industry. We are raising the bar by using unique recruiting processes combined with innovative technology to offer both our candidates and clients a better experience.”

This is the second consecutive year Optomi has been recognized with the Atlanta Business Chronicle Pacesetter Award®.


Optomi is a market-leading tech staffing firm with a unique approach. By developing industry leading recruitment processes and utilizing innovative technologies, we are able to deploy the best project managers, business analysts and technologists in the ever-evolving spaces of mobile technology, network/system engineering, information security, data warehousing, cloud and application development… making us a leader in the IT staffing world.

Our philosophies are as cutting-edge as the technology we represent. Optomi dominates the technology sector by placing high-level consultants on leading technology projects under short-term and long-term contracts. We have placed technologists on advanced projects such as advanced vehicle programming, cloud system integration and high-level security development. Optomi has been recognized with several prestigious awards. Most notable is the Staffing Industry Analysts’ BEST STAFFING FIRMS TO WORK FOR® award in 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014… accomplishments never before achieved by a company in its first four consecutive years of business.

Optomi is well-positioned to serve Fortune 500 clients as well as mid-sized clients through its skill-set focused strategy and genuine approach to engaging with consultants & clients.

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Joint Statement by Ministers Hajdu and Wilson-Raybould on National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

Joint Statement by Ministers Hajdu and Wilson-Raybould on National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ – The Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, the Honourable Patricia A. Hajdu, and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, made the following statement today on the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job.

“Today, as we mark the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the Job, we recognize the importance of ensuring that all workers are protected from harm.

Millions of Canadians go to work every day, expecting to return home safely, and so they should. Everyone has the right to a healthy and safe working environment. Sadly, not all workplaces are safe. Thousands of Canadians are killed, injured, or suffer workplace-related illnesses every year on the job.

On this day, we are reminded of why governments must work diligently to protect the health and safety of people at work.

Today takes on special significance as we approach the 25th anniversary of the Westray mine disaster and remember the 26 miners who lost their lives in that underground explosion on May 9, 1992. 

That tragedy ultimately led to the creation of the “Westray” provision in the Criminal Code, which imposes upon people who direct the work of others the legal duty to take reasonable steps to prevent harm to workers or the public. The violation of this duty can lead to a conviction for criminal negligence and significant penalties, including imprisonment of up to 10 years where bodily harm results, or up to life imprisonment where death ensues.

In marking the 25th anniversary of Westray, our government commits to working with the Canadian Labour Congress and its members, with employers, and with our provincial and territorial partners, to help ensure that the Westray provision is applied effectively. We will do more to ensure that labour inspectors and law enforcement officials are properly trained in the provisions of the law, and that they coordinate effectively to ensure that the possibility of a charge for criminal negligence resulting in a serious injury or death is not overlooked. We will promote the sharing of best practices in investigating workplace fatalities across federal, provincial, and territorial jurisdictions.

Our government recognizes that more can and must always be done to make our workplaces safe, and to give Canadian workers confidence in the laws that exist to protect them.

Our government announced last month in Budget 2017 new measures to modernize the Canada Labour Code and better support Canadian workers and the businesses that employ them. The new compliance and enforcement tools include new administrative monetary penalties and the authority to publicly name violators.

We are also currently working with provinces and territories to harmonize occupational health and safety regulations on such issues as personal protective equipment requirements, standards, training, information-sharing and reporting.

On this significant day, we remember those who have lost their lives or been injured at work, particularly those involved in the Westray disaster, and we reaffirm the Government of Canada’s commitment to ensuring healthy and safe workplaces for all Canadian workers.”

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What a letdown! Thomas says there’s nothing but disappointment in Ontario budget

What a letdown! Thomas says there’s nothing but disappointment in Ontario budget

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TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ – Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), says today’s budget is a huge disappointment.

“After 10 years, we get nothing for our suffering, just more phony progressive rhetoric from a government that talks from the left, but governs from the right. I am profoundly disappointed.”

“This budget, and the pre-election style funding announcements that preceded it, were just an illusion. It’s basically what we saw in the lead-up to the 2014 budget: retail politics with no substance.

“But who will pay for it? Let’s face it – the Liberals are finally promising overdue funding for health care, housing and child care, but it’s not nearly enough to make up for years of austerity. They want to balance the budget, because they think that will be popular. But there is nothing innovative or promising on the revenue side to pay for their promises.”

The budget includes an increase in program spending of almost five per cent, but that increase lasts just one year, when the rate of increase drops back down to 2.5 per cent – about the cost of inflation and the rate the government has maintained for several years. Thomas said, “That barely addresses the rate of inflation, let alone make up for years of starving the system.”

Health care spending will increase by three per cent, but Thomas pointed out that’s basically covering the two per cent cost of inflation, and one per cent increase in population, nothing more. Both the Financial Accountability Officer and the Ontario Hospital Association have already said the system needs increased spending of at least five per cent just to maintain current service delivery levels.

“This budget includes promises for badly-needed increases in program funding in education, health care and social assistance. There’s no doubt this is desperately needed – in fact long overdue and not nearly enough – but let’s face it – today’s announcement is aimed squarely at voters, with a balanced budget (a campaign promise, they’ll remind us for the next year), and no new taxes.

“The Liberal government is counting on us thinking that all sounds great, but I don’t see the substance. This government wants to sound progressive, but this is not a progressive budget that will help move Ontario forward. I’m calling on all progressive forces across Ontario – please, don’t get fooled again.”

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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