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New Express Employment Owner Takes Control Of His Future Via Self-Employment »

April 22, 2014 at 8:51AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Former Marketing VP Looks Forward to Placing Talented Candidates in Ideal Jobs
Smithfield, R.I. (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 - Dave Kalberer was tired of seeing the hardship done to loyal, hard-working people as a result of large-scale corporate layoffs when he decided to make a change.
"I wanted to gain control of my future as well as those individuals I work with," said Kalberer. "I knew a franchise was an effective option for business ownership."
He decided on Express Employment, a franchise that works with small- to medium-sized companies to simplify the function of finding and hiring the most talented individuals to help them grow their business. Through Express, he found Guidant Financial, who helped with the funding.
"[Using retirement funds] Guidant made it very easy to set up my corporation by leading me through the [necessary] steps to completion]...

Compensation Steadily Decreasing As Most Important Aspect Of Job Satisfaction »

April 18, 2014 at 10:18AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

As Revealed in Smith & Wilkinson's 5th Annual Commercial Lender Salary Survey
April 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Scarborough, ME - New data from Smith & Wilkinson, a leading banking executive search firm, indicates that a growing number of commercial lenders feel company culture and the ability to get along with team members are the most important components of job satisfaction. The firm's 5th Annual Commercial Lender Salary Survey sought to gain insight from commercial lenders throughout the Northeast, Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic relating to salaries, bonuses and raises segmented out and tied to tenure, location, bank ownership, and loan production. The survey polled 846 commercial lenders who were either team leaders or individual contributors...

Express Employment Professionals Releases A Book Entitled "Portraits Of Hope." »

April 16, 2014 at 11:30AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Upcoming Book to Profile 42 Inspirational Stories of Struggle and Success in the American Economy
Oklahoma City (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 - As the American economy continues to recover from the Great Recession of 2008, Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest privately held staffing firm, will release on April 16 a book entitled "Portraits of Hope," a collection of 42 stories of people who have overcome great obstacles to succeed in America. The book was authored and published to mark the company's 30th anniversary.
It includes stories of people seizing opportunities in the American economy to build a better life. Some were helped by friends and neighbors; others were guided by faith and determination. In each of their lives, they persevered in their struggles and were able to pick themselves up, find work and create new lives full of opportunity and hope...

New Sandler Training Owner Coaches Fortune 500 Companies »

April 15, 2014 at 11:02AM PDT | Source: Sandler Training
Sandler Training Opportunities Available

Former Banker Becomes His Own Boss
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 - After helping friends improve the revenue of their companies, Bob Min realized that he could build a career using his consulting skills.
"I felt I had the experience, education and knowledge to succeed," said Min.
He used a franchise consultant to find the perfect business and left a 23-year career in banking and lending to launch his new venture.
Sandler Training was a natural fit. His new franchise provides training and consulting for everything from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Their offerings include: Sales and sales management training; management and leadership training for business owners and senior executives; negotiations training; customer service training and coaching and mentoring...

Link Staffing CEO Named One Of Top 24 Leading Women In Franchising »

April 10, 2014 at 5:42AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

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...

Armada Health Care Partners With BrightStar Care »

April 01, 2014 at 9:54AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - (Marketwired - Apr 1, 2014) - Armada Health Care (Armada), the nation's largest specialty pharmacy group purchasing organization (GPO), is pleased to announce a new partnership with BrightStar Care, a home care and medical staffing solutions provider. The relationship will further enhance Armada's ability to offer practical solutions to its specialty pharmacy members and manufacturer clients.
The partnership will benefit Armada's member specialty pharmacies by providing them with a national solution for infusion and other in-home nursing services related to the administration of specialty medications. Through Armada's specialty pharmacy GPO program, member pharmacies will have access to preferred rates for a full range of in-home nursing services around the clock...

Northwest Houston Staffing Firm Recognized As PrideStaff New Office Of The Year »

March 28, 2014 at 11:14AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 - The Houston Northwest PrideStaff office has been honored with the New Office of the Year Award from PrideStaff. This annual honor is awarded to a newly opened PrideStaff office that has achieved the most outstanding results in revenue, growth, quality management and community involvement.
"At PrideStaff, our commitment to supporting local businesses and top professionals in Northwest Houston has been instrumental to our success and rapid growth," says Craig Soudelier, Owner/Strategic-Partner of the Houston Northwest office. "We are grateful for the opportunity to work with many of Houston's top companies and some of the most talented professionals in the area."
"The Houston Northwest office has developed rapidly this year," says George A...

Fresno Staffing Firm Earns PrideStaff's 212 Degree Award For Top Performance »

March 27, 2014 at 11:10AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

March 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // The Fresno PrideStaff office has been honored with the 212 Degree award. This annual honor is awarded to the PrideStaff office that continually goes above and beyond, providing extra effort and contributions to provide the highest possible level of service to clients and helping expand the reach of the local office.
"I'm honored to be part of the team that earned this distinction," says Stefanie Schwartz, Strategic-Partner of theFresnooffice. "Each member of the Fresno office team played a part in driving our success by providing outstanding service to our candidates, our client partners and the Fresno community."
"Stefanie Schwartz and the entire Fresno team continually look for ways to add value to their service offerings and create partnerships within the local business community," says Tammi Heaton, PrideStaff COO...

New Survey Of Employers Shows 38% Of Those Who Pay Minimum Wage Will Lay Off Workers If Wage Is Hiked »

March 27, 2014 at 4:07AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Survey Reveals Impact of Raising Minimum Wage to $10.10
March 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest privately held staffing firm, today released the results of a survey asking employers about the impact a minimum wage hike will have on their businesses.
If the minimum wage were raised to $10.10 an hour, as President Obama has proposed, 38 percent of employers who currently pay employees minimum wage say that they would have to let some employees go to cover the cost. Among the same group, 54 percent say they would reduce hiring, and 65 percent say they would raise prices on their goods and services. 
Among all employers surveyed, including those who do not currently pay the minimum wage, 19 percent say they would let employees go; 39 percent would reduce hiring; and 51 percent would raise prices...

HCAOA Appoints BrightStar Care CEO And Co-Founder Shelly Sun To Board Of Directors »

March 26, 2014 at 11:48AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

March 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON DC - Today, The Home Care Association of America (HCAOA) announced that BrightStar Care CEO Shelly Sun has been appointed to the organization's Board of Directors.
Peter Ross, President of HCAOA said, "We are extremely excited to have Shelly join us. She brings extensive expertise and leadership experience in home care and strong relationships across the industry with key service providers to our organization. Shelly is a welcome addition to the board, and we look forward to her contribution to the board as we continue to support our providers and expand our engagement."
Sun is CEO and Co-Founder of BrightStar Care, one of the fastest growing medical and non-medical home healthcare and medical staffing franchises...

Local Entrepreneur Opens Statesboro @Work Franchise »

March 25, 2014 at 8:04AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

@Work Group to Provide Staffing Resources for Southeastern Georgia Businesses
March 25, 2014 // Franchising.com // STATESBORO, Ga. – Businesses in the Statesboro area have plenty of help available to meet the growing demand for professional staffing services, thanks to the opening of a new location of @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing firm. Located at 333 South Walnut Street; the agency will provide area businesses with a full-service partner to assist with their staffing needs.
"Statesboro is a growing college town with an expanding economy and we are looking forward to meeting the staffing needs of businesses in a variety of industries" said owner Melodye Johnson. "Our goal is two-fold: serve the business and employee markets and we'll do this by providing local business with the best available talent and placing employees in the Statesboro and surrounding areas in jobs...

New Patrice & Associates Partnership With One Management Solutions Creates One-Stop Shop For Restaurant Recruiting, Consulting »

March 20, 2014 at 4:06AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

Restaurant Owners and Managers Now Have a Unified Resource for Development Consulting and Staff Recruiting
March 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUNKIRK, Md. - Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent recruiting partner in the restaurant industry, announced today its new partnership with One Management Solutions, a proven leader in the field of new business consulting, brand building and cost management.
Through the two companies’ work together, Patrice & Associates will take responsibility for the recruiting services One Management Solutions offers its clients. Likewise, as Patrice & Associates’ clients request additional restaurant industry support, One Management Solutions will be called to duty...

North Dallas Staffing Firm Recognized As PrideStaff Office Of The Year »

March 19, 2014 at 10:24AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

March 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // The PrideStaff North Dallas office is this year's recipient of the George A. Rogers Award. This annual award is given to the PrideStaff office that has achieved the most outstanding results in revenue, growth, quality management and community involvement.
"We're honored to receive this recognition," says Amy Linn, Owner/Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff North Dallas. "It has taken a team effort to reach this level of success. We look forward to continuing to provide quality temporary and direct hire staffing solutions to businesses in the North Dallas area and supporting the local community in any way we can."
This is the thirteenth year that PrideStaff has awarded this prestigious national honor based on the overall success of the top office...

Asheville Entrepreneur Buys @Work Franchise »

March 18, 2014 at 4:01AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

@Work Group to Provide Staffing Resources for Western North Carolina-Area Businesses
March 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Businesses in the Asheville area have plenty of help available to meet the growing demand for professional staffing services, thanks to the transfer of an area staffing franchise. Eric and Kelly Hauth recently purchased the Asheville location of @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing firm. Located at 103 Stone Ridge Boulevard, the agency will provide area businesses with a full-service partner to assist with their staffing needs.
"Asheville is a growing city, and as more people move into the area they'll certainly be looking for work," said Eric Hauth. "Local sourcing for everything from food to jobs is a big initiative in Asheville...

Express Employment Professionals Has Given Away $434,000 In 2014 »

March 17, 2014 at 7:37AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, one of the nation's largest privately held staffing firms, has awarded $434,000 in kickstart grants to 14 new locations already in 2014. Express will continue to offer this incentive to develop business growth for new franchises awarded before June 30, 2014.
"Real or imagined, franchisees are looking for a partner to help them navigate a complex and difficult lending environment. By providing $31,000, our goal is to see a new owner ramp up faster and offset the investment with additional staff, allowing us to help our franchisees reach breakeven as soon as possible," said David Lewis, vice president of franchising. "It's clear that the support Express Employment Professionals provides is creating incredible demand...

PrideStaff Wins Inavero's 2014 Best Of Staffing® Diamond Awards »

March 12, 2014 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 - The PrideStaff group of companies, including PrideStaff, PrideStaff Financial, Rx relief and Insurance Relief, announced today it has been named as one of Inavero's 2014 Best of Staffing® Award winners and has also earned the 2014 Best of Staffing Diamond Award for achieving the highest client and talent service quality scores for five consecutive years.
Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the fifth annual Best of Staffing Award provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks in the industry, revealing which staffing agencies are providing the highest satisfaction to their clients and talent. Less than two percent of all staffing agencies in North America receive the Best of Staffing Award for service excellence...

Express Employment Professionals Survey Of Businesses Shows Health Insurance Ranks As Most Important Job Benefit »

March 05, 2014 at 12:14PM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Retirement Plans and Paid Time Off Round Out the Top 3 in Survey of Employers, HR/Hiring Managers, and Employees
Oklahoma City (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest privately held staffing firm, today released the results of a survey about the most important benefits offered by employers. Responses came from nearly 1,500 employers, HR/hiring managers and employees surveyed in February 2014 as part of the ongoing America Employed campaign.
When asked to name the "top three most important benefits offered by employers" other than wages, respondents most often chose health care plans (84.0%), retirement plans (66.1%), and paid time off (61.9%). Another 46.4 percent said vacation. Only 16 percent of respondents did not choose health care...

@Work Group Named To Inavero’s 2014 "Best Of Staffing" List »

March 05, 2014 at 6:14AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

National Staffing Franchisor Tops List for Client Service
March 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, TENN. – For the second year in a row, @Work Group, a top U.S. multi-specialty staffing franchisor, has been named one of Inavero's 2014 Best of Staffing® Client Award winners. Inavero is an online platform that tracks satisfaction among a range of companies and industries, and presents the award each year in partnership with CareerBuilder.
"We're thrilled to make this list for a second year in a row, considering fewer than two percent of staffing firms are chosen," said Jason Leverant, chief operating officer of @Work Group. "We considered it a great honor to be recognized by Inavero last year, and we're equally glad to see that our efforts toward client satisfaction are still paying off...

Nectir Announces The Branch Opening In Kansas City, Kansas »

March 04, 2014 at 4:20AM PST | Source: Nectir

Kansas City, KS (PRWEB) March 03, 2014 - Nectir Inc., an emerging national network of staffing firms, announces the opening of its newest branch location in Kansas City, Kansas. Marcel de Wolf is the CEO and President of Nectir Kansas City. Nectir Kansas City provides contingent staffing, contract-to-hire services, direct-hire services and rapid deployment staffing for local and regional companies in Kansas City and the surrounding cities.
"We are very excited that Marcel de Wolf is leading our expansion into the Kansas City market and we are confident that Nectir Kansas City will provide benefits to both employers and job seekers throughout the state," says Doug Ortega, Executive Vice President of Nectir.
The latest statistics from the U...

Mom Corps Launches Mom Corps YOU To Help Professionals Find Work-Life Satisfaction »

February 20, 2014 at 11:06AM PST | Source: Mom Corps

February 04, 2014 - Mom Corps, a national award-winning professional talent acquisition and career development firm, announces the launch of Mom Corps YOU, an online community for seeking support and expert resources for better integrating professional and personal lives. The subscription-based community provides continuing education, resources and tools delivered weekly from sought-after speakers, authors, television personalities, experts and advocates.
Mom Corps YOU has partnered with renowned speakers to launch a live online biweekly webinar and chat series exclusively for members. The schedule includes: Jean Chatzky, financial editor for NBC's TODAY show; Tory Johnson, weekly contributor on ABC's Good Morning America and #1 New York Times bestselling author of "The Shift;" Dr...



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