St. Louis Businessman Launches Area’s First Ever @Work Franchise

National staffing franchise expands with first St. Louis location.

February 17, 2016 // // ST. LOUIS, Mo. - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, continues to flourish as company expands into the St. Louis, Missouri area. Craig Athmer, a St. Louis native, along with the help of a recruiter, Spring Ramsey, opened an all-new @Work Group franchise in the Gateway City to help serve the area’s staffing needs, particularly within clerical and the light industrial sectors. His first @Work territory location has opened at 11520 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, Missouri with plans to expand soon after.

“To excel at staffing from the candidate’s point-of-view, you have to make note of the details such as their interests and hobbies, career goals, and skills to ensure the best opportunity for them. For employers, you must fully understand why there’s a need. You need to know the past, present and future of the position they wish to fill,” said Athmer. “It’s this understanding of both viewpoints and our emphasis on customer service that will help create better business relationships in St. Louis. We’re ecstatic to contribute to the growing job market in our city and foster those relationships.”

Athmer comes to @Work Group as a business owner, supplementing his office with more than 15 years of staffing agency and business experience. A graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, Athmer has devoted his career to building better business relationships. He has worked in all areas of the staffing industry including staffing coordination, account management, business development and operations.

Thorough research within the staffing and recruiting industry and networking with industry experts led Athmer to discover @Work and its business opportunities. He was drawn to @Work because of the company’s focus on growth and the attitude towards building rapport with potential candidates and the area’s businesses. Athmer currently staffs light industrial and clerical positions in the St. Louis County area and aims to expand his territory and his staffing offerings to include the medical and home care industries.

“St. Louis is growing and is currently experiencing staffing needs in the bio-science, health care and education industries,” said Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. “Alongside Craig’s exemplary work ethic and determination, @Work Group will grow its presence in the St. Louis area and meet the needs of this burgeoning job market.”

@Work’s St. Louis franchise is open and 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.

@Work provides companies with flexible employment solutions with the highest level of service available and was recently named No. 349 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 2013, 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.

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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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