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Eastridge Workforce Solutions Acquires Operon Resource Management

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SAN DIEGO, CA—September 14, 2017— Eastridge Workforce Solutions, a leading technology-enabled workforce solutions provider, announced today it that has acquired Operon Resource Management, a specialist in medical device recruitment solutions. Operon is headquartered in Lowell, MA.

Operon’s medical device expertise will add to Eastridge’s long history of supporting medtech manufacturers with comprehensive contingent workforce solutions. Both companies earned strong brand recognition in their headquartered markets of California and Massachusetts. Clients of both companies will immediately have access to more specialized services that will help make hiring and managing a contingent workforce easier.

Eastridge, founded in 1972 and ranked among the top 1 percent of staffing firms nationwide by Staffing Industry Analysts, is powered by an end-to-end technology platform that makes it easy for clients to leverage Eastridge’s 10 specialty recruitment divisions and managed services.

Operon is a leading provider of specialized job preparation and workforce solutions for healthcare product manufacturers, including medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Operon is the only ISO 13485 registered staffing company in the USA, enabling it to provide purpose-built solutions for FDA regulated medical device manufacturers.

With the acquisition, Operon is now an Eastridge Workforce Solutions company. Seth Stein, Eastridge’s President of Workforce Recruitment, will be responsible for the ongoing integration and management of Operon.

The management team at Operon is staying in place. Steve Sawin, former President and CEO of Operon Resource Management, is now a Senior Vice President at Eastridge, with a focus on business development for the medtech sector. Whitney Andrews, former General Manager at Operon, was promoted to Vice President and is responsible for Operon’s day-to-day management.

“Operon has significantly increased our value proposition to the medical device sector. Both companies’ clients will be able to receive more integrated solutions and simplify their talent acquisition and management process,” said Stein. “We’re excited to join forces with Operon to offer significantly more services to exceptional companies in New England and beyond.”

Sawin echoed the benefits to clients.

“We will continue to service our clients but will now offer even more capabilities, thanks to our relationship with Eastridge. Having known and worked with Eastridge for over 10 years, I am confident our combined efforts will provide superb staffing solutions. Together we have unmatched resources for the medtech space,” said Sawin.

About Eastridge Workforce Solutions

Backed by over 40 years of experience, Eastridge Workforce Solutions makes attracting and managing a skilled workforce easier. Eastridge delivers strategic workforce management programs, innovative technology platforms, and comprehensive staffing solutions tailored for your organization. For more information on Eastridge, visit

About Operon Resource Management

Operon is a leading provider of specialized job preparation and workforce solutions for healthcare product manufacturers, including medical device and pharmaceutical companies. Operon's primary goal is to help manage manufacturers' labor needs more cost-efficiently without sacrificing quality, compliance or production. Operon has the resources and processes to address manufacturing, quality control, and logistics needs to meet a company's exacting requirements and highest standards. Operon is headquartered in Lowell, MA and services healthcare product manufacturers nationwide. For more information on Operon, call 978-937-8887, or visit


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