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United Personnel Announces Promotions, Staff Addition

SPRINGFIELD — Due to sustained growth, United Personnel announced the promotion of two staff members, as well as the addition of a new senior staffing consultant.

Jennifer Atwater, assistant vice president of Operations for Hampshire and Franklin counties, has been promoted to vice president of Operations for these regions plus Berkshire County. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, her duties will include staff management, client and candidate relations, recruitment, and business development. As a member of the United Personnel team for 15 years, Atwater brings a wealth of human-resources knowledge and recruiting expertise to her new role. In addition to her work at United Personnel, she serves as an ambassador to the Holyoke Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Human Resources Roundtable for Associated Industries of Massachusetts.

In addition, Assistant Vice President of Information Technology Becky Ramah has been promoted to vice president of Information Technology and Communications. Ramah has been with United Personnel for 21 years in a wide variety of progressively responsible roles, including recruitment, placement, and on-site project management. Ramah’s new role encompasses all information-technology operations as well as social media and marketing. She is a graduate of UMass and serves on the board of directors of Womanshelter/Companeras.

United Personnel’s newest member, Halina Dumas, joins the team as a senior staffing consultant. Dumas, a graduate of UMass Amherst, has 15 years of staffing-industry experience in professional, accounting, and administrative placement for a national firm. She will be overseeing placements for both large and small clients in Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties.

“We are pleased to announce that our continued growth has resulted in the promotion and hiring of staff who will bring great results to our clients and candidates throughout Western Massachusetts and Northern Connecticut,” said company President Tricia Canavan.

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