AtWork Group Entrepreneur Acquires Long-Standing Staffing Firm

National staffing franchise expands Southern California footprint with Palm Desert acquisition.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7, 2016 // PRNewswire // -- @Work Group, a cutting edge, award-winning national staffing franchise, further establishes its presence in Southern California through its acquisition of Desert Personnel Services in Palm Desert. Located in Palm Desert since 1975, the staffing firm remains a fixture in the Coachella Valley job market with Gregg Hassler and Moses Rangel, @Work's Temecula franchise owners, now in charge.

"@Work SoCal's success lies in a unique, all-encompassing approach to staffing. We provide a full-service model to guide employers and job seekers alike through the entire hiring process," said Hassler. "We view the Desert Personnel acquisition as a perfect opportunity to expand the legacy of the Coachella Valley's longest-running staffing agency by delivering effective solutions to area employers and job seekers."

In addition to the staffing and pre-employment screening services they currently provide at their Temecula location, Hassler and Rangel aim to supplement the growing hospitality and search division industries in Palm Desert through entry-level to higher-level job offerings. The two also bring experience in the casino industry to the valley and wish to grow the local casinos with highly qualified personnel. The new owners have additionally identified the need for certified clerical and administrative staff to fill vacant medical administrative positions.

The @Work owners took over operations beginning Jan. 1, 2016, following the retirement of Desert Personnel's current owners. They will continue to work with the current owners for three months to transition into their positions and into their relationships with local employers and employees.

"Gregg and Moses know relationships and it's evident in their trajectory with @Work Group. Their first location was established in May of this year, with their second location in Palm Desert underway in the next few weeks," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group. "It's because of their emphasis on relationships and a 360 degree approach that they were able to work with Desert Personnel Service and expand their territory."

@Work's Palm Desert franchise will provide the company's signature personnel service in order to supply area companies with temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll and full-time placement services. Supplementary to these services, the Secure 7 Guarantee offered at the Temecula location will be extended to Palm Desert employers. This guarantee secures that a position is filled for a total of seven years upon initial placement by a succession of qualified candidates if needed.

@Work provides companies with flexible employment solutions with the highest level of service available and was recently named on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 "Franchise 500" List, as well as an Inavero's 2014 Best of Staffing Client Award winners list. @Work Group's list of accolades also includes Workforce Magazine's Temporary Staffing Providers Hot List for 2013, the Staffing Industry Analysts Largest U.S. Staffing Firms List for 2015, the Franchise Times' Next 300 Franchise Systems, and a 2015 Inc. 5000 ranking.

For more information about @Work's franchise opportunities, visit

About @Work Group

Leading the staffing industry since 1992, @Work Group has grown its franchise to more than 90 locations nationwide. Each location provides employers and employees with the @Work range of services including: @Work Personnel Services, @Work Medical Services, @Work HelpingHands Services, and @Work Search Group. @Work has been cited as one of Staffing Industry Analysts' top U.S. staffing firms. They rank on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2015 "Franchise 500" list, the Staffing Industry Analysts' "Largest U.S. Staffing Firms for 2015" and "Fastest Growing Staffing Firms" lists, and the "Inc. 5000 2015" list. @Work Group's remarkable growth is fueled by the vision of founders John and Glenda Hall: "Think ahead, create opportunity, give exceptional support to franchise offices and always look for the better way, every day." For more information, visit or call 800.383.0804.

SOURCE @Work Group

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@Work Group is an award-winning and nationally-known franchisor of staffing services including @WORK Personnel Services, @WORK Medical Services, @WORK HelpingHands Services, and @WORK Search Group.


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