THIS EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT (this "Agreement") is made and entered into as of August 18, 1999,
among StaffMark, Inc., a Delaware corporation (hereinafter referred to as the "Company" or "StaffMark"), and
Stephen R. Bova, (hereinafter referred to as "Employee").
WHEREAS, in the course of building the business of StaffMark, and in his capacity as an executive officer
thereof, Employee will be engaged in a confidential relationship and will gain knowledge of the business, affairs,
customers and methods of StaffMark and each of StaffMark's direct and indirect subsidiaries during his
employment with StaffMark and will have access to lists of StaffMark's and its affiliates' customers and their
needs, and will become personally known to and acquainted with StaffMark's and its affiliates' customers,
thereby establishing a personal relationship with such customers for the benefit of StaffMark.
WHEREAS, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of StaffMark has been delegated authority,
by the Board of Directors of StaffMark at its meeting on August 12, 1999, to determine the terms of, and
approve, this Agreement.
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the premises and the mutual covenants and agreements contained
herein, the parties hereto agree as follows:
1. TERM OF AGREEMENT. The term of this Agreement shall commence on the date hereof and shall continue
until the third anniversary thereof, unless terminated sooner in accordance with Sections 5 or 6 hereof, and shall
automatically renew for successive one year periods unless one party gives written notice to the other at least 90
days prior to any such renewal date that the Agreement shall not be further extended. During the term of this
Agreement, the calendar year shall be referred to herein as a "Compensation Year."
2. DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE.
(1) During the term of this Agreement, Employee shall be employed by the Company on a full-time basis as its
President and Chief Operating Off