Northwest Software, Inc. named finalist in 2001 OEF Entrepreneurship awards
BEAVERTON, OR – July 24, 2001 – Northwest Software, Inc. (NSI),
Oregon’s leading provider of Information Technology and Software Engineering consulting services announced today that they have been named one of three finalists for the “2001 Oregon Service Company Award”. The Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum will present this award at a gala ceremony at the Oregon Convention Center on Wednesday, September 5. Sonal Shah, CEO of NSI, will be featured in a multimedia presentation showcasing her company’s performance.
Linda Weston, Executive Director and President of OEF said, "Northwest Software, Inc., has been selected as a finalist based on excellent performance as a service provider, strong management, and having a positive affect on the economy through job creation and helping other entrepreneurs. We look forward to announcing the winners on Sept. 5th at the OCC."

Commenting on the this honor, Shah said, “The OEF has helped Oregon businesses receive recognition for excellence, and NSI has been committed to that since our inception in 1988. It is a great honor to be recognized, especially considering how competitive the awards are this year. We are thankful to our customers and employees who have contributed to our growth and success.”

NSI has also provided a key role in developing EZRecruit™ 3.0 by beta-testing the ASP software/service, which completely automates the recruiting process. This allows for job requisitions to be posted to over 1300 career websites and pull resumes from over 90 sites. The software then screens, ranks and sorts candidates by matching their job description to the resumes, all completely automated, Providing NSI substantial competitive advantage and efficiency.

About Northwest Software, Inc.
Northwest Software, Inc., is a global Information Technology Consulting Services Company headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon. NSI provides Information Technology services either on a staff augmentation or on a project basis, drawing from a pool of diverse, highly skilled talent including IT professionals, software engineers and seasoned project managers located locally and internationally. NSI has grown from a staff augmentation company to one that can also provide complete solutions. The company has delivered over 600 person-years of IT consulting services to hundreds of satisfied clients. For more information, please visit

About EZRecruit ™
EZRecruit™ is a unique e-recruiting service that uses powerful search and screening capabilities and real-time Internet connectivity to automate the recruiting process from candidate sourcing to final hiring. Working around the clock and without supervision, EZRecruit™ goes beyond applicant tracking to help employers build relationships with candidates, contractors, recruiting portals and vendors. The EZRecruit service is designed for companies of all sizes, recruiting across all disciplines. EZRecruit is available as an ASP-based service, and the software is also available for lease or purchase. For more information, please visit