Link Staffing CEO Named One of Top 24 Leading Women in Franchising

HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Link Staffing Services is proud to announce that Co-CEO Karen Pitts has been named one of the top 24 Women in Franchising in the 2014 Special Issue of Franchise Update magazine on stands now. This is the first annual issue recognizing franchising's leading women. Franchise Update magazine researched Women CEO's and presidents and ranked the top 24 by system-wide revenues. Collectively these 24 women executives oversee more than 17,000 units and $16 billion in annual system-wide revenue.

In 1976, Karen Pitts launched a start-up staffing company, Nurses PRN Inc., which grew to include eight offices in six states in its first three years. She then joined her husband, Bill Pitts, to build LINK Staffing Services into a national company providing staffing and productivity solutions to businesses and industries. Karen provides strategic, financial, marketing, and operational leadership for all LINK divisions. Karen continues to dedicate her experience and support to LINK enabling the company to maintain its operational excellence.

Karen stays active in many industry organizations. Karen has previously served as President of both the Texas Association of Staffing and the National Staffing Association, the nation's largest staffing trade association. Karen serves on the advisory boards of Goodwill Industries, Chantal Cookware and is active in The Committee of 200 and the Greater Houston Partnership.

The recognition is an honor for Karen Pitts and Link Staffing Services.

About Link Staffing Services

Link Staffing Services provides staffing and productivity solutions to businesses and industry. Link Staffing's specialty positions range from skilled crafts and trades to light industrial, semi-skilled and general labor. Based in Houston, Texas, Link Staffing has 44 locations nationwide. For more information, please visit, or call 1-800-848-LINK (5465).


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Link Staffing Services, Inc. is a Houston-based, privately owned company that has been serving the needs of clients since 1980.


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