Brookfield, Wis. (May 21, 2003) -- The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on businesses has not been all negative, especially for auditor and accountant suppliers like Jefferson Wells International which saw a three-fold increase in its internal auditor staffing assignments since 2001.

Internal auditing services made up 11 percent of the firm's business in 2001. That has since risen to 30 percent and could reach as much as 45 percent by the end of this year, according to Jefferson Wells chief financial officer George Herrmann.

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