Charlotte, NC, Aug. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the second time, ettain group has been named to the Inc. 500|5000 list. This is the sixth year Inc. magazine has compiled their exclusive list of the nation's fastest growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent entrepreneurs.

ettain group is a leading IT staffing and consulting company providing innovative solutions to small and mid-size businesses as well as some of America's leading financial services, healthcare and retail corporations. The company provides a unique combination of staff augmentation and consulting services, as well as recruitment process outsourcing.

"I am delighted that Inc. has recognized ettain group's consistent growth through this tough economy, and we're honored to be a part of such a successful community of entrepreneurial companies", says Jeff Harris, CEO of ettain group. "This recognition reflects ettain group's commitment to recruiting and placing unparalleled IT talent and service that matches our customers' needs. We continue to grow this year with our unique service model and a match rate of IT talent with client needs that is triple the industry average."

In a stagnant economic environment, the median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward", says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/5000.

Methodology

The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.

About Inc.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders.  Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today.  For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About ettain group

ettain group is an IT staffing and consulting company that delivers top talent, expertise and methodology - with a custom feel - to accelerate their clients' success.

From discovery to execution, they partner with their clients to understand their goals, so they can design, develop and deliver critical technology and business solutions that work for them.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, and with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Jacksonville, Nashville, Raleigh, Washington D.C. and Winston-Salem, ettain group has experienced consultants across North America.  Their team of more than 150 full-time employees and 600 consultants delivers innovative and effective technology and business solutions to a variety of industries including healthcare, financial services, retail and emerging industries. For more information about ettain group, visit www.ettaingroup.com

Mike Kelly, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, , 704-409-7610