Jones O. & Associates of Hampton wins Jefferson Lab's annual
Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontractor award

Jones O. & Associates, LLC, of Hampton, Va., won Jefferson Lab's Outstanding Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontractor Award for fiscal year 2000.

JLab Interim Director Christoph Leemann presented company president Orlando Jones with the award, during a ceremony held March 19 at the Lab. This marks the 10th year that Jefferson Lab has recognized a small disadvantaged business that has provided it with exceptional service during the previous fiscal year. The recipient is chosen by a Lab committee from a range of candidates, according to Danny Lloyd, JLab's Purchasing and Small Business Manager.

Under a blanket purchase agreement established in 1998, Jones O. & Associates Staffing and Professional Services has provided contract labor service for this Department of Energy Laboratory. Jones O. & Assoc. has furnished the Lab with a variety of temporary workers, ranging from clerks and secretaries to electronics technicians and telecommunications experts.

"They've worked diligently to meet our short-notice, temporary staffing needs," Leemann pointed out. "The company has been very responsive and has always striven to meet our requirements. In fact, we've been so impressed with some of the workers that Jones O. & Associates has sent us that we’ve hired them as Lab employees."