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Staffing Industry Analysts Ranks Labor Finders In The Largest Staffing Firms U.S. List For 2014 »

July 24, 2014 at 8:30AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders


Labor Finders: Recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts 2014 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms in the USA
Labor Finders: Wins Inavero’s Best of Staffing For Five Consecutive Years: 2010 – 2014
Labor Finders: Receives the Exclusive Diamond Award from Best of Staffing
Labor Finders: Rated Significantly Higher Than The Industry Average
Labor Finders: Offers A No-Nonsense Guarantee
Labor Finders: Respect, Appreciation and Safety

July 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Labor Finders International, the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing franchise company in the United States, was ranked number 41 in the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) prestigious 2014 Largest Staffing and Talent Engagement Firms annual list for the United States...

New Study Reveals The Qualities Employers Look For In Candidates »

July 23, 2014 at 8:10AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 - In Job Searching, Attitude Trumps Education; Attitude and Integrity Are Still Most Important in Hiring
Today, Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, released findings that reveal which traits are most important when hiring a candidate for a job.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. Respondents were asked to rate various traits on a scale of one to five based on how important they are when evaluating applicants. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey.
"Attitude" topped the list with an average rating of 4.53, followed closely by "work ethic/integrity...

AtWork Group Announces Plans To Expand In South Carolina »

July 23, 2014 at 6:49AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Nationally-Known Staffing Franchise Hosts Roadshow to Showcase New Ownership Opportunities throughout the Greenville Metropolitan Area
July 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, is hosting a Franchise Discovery Day Roadshow on Wednesday, August 6 at the Hampton Inn & Suites on RiverPlace in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. The company invites entrepreneurs to attend to learn about upcoming ownership opportunities in the Greenville area, and more about AtWork Group’s recent growth and development.
"AtWork Group has added several staffing offices all over the country recently, and we are excited to expand into South Carolina," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group...

The Magic Formula For Success – Express Employment Professionals Opens 700th Franchise Location »

July 10, 2014 at 4:49AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

July 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // Oklahoma City - Staffing icon Bob Funk is a dreamer. Time and time again he recalls his past when all he wanted was to become three things: an entrepreneur, a minister and a rancher. And now, more than 31 years later, Funk's entrepreneurial dream continues to unfold.
"We've hit upon the magic formula for success," said Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company. "There is no doubt that the franchising business format is proving to be the greatest answer for businesses coming out of the recession."
Express recently awarded its 700th franchise location and the company shows no signs of slowing down. With offices in the U...

Number Of Employers Having A Hard Time Finding Qualified Workers Is Growing »

July 09, 2014 at 9:06AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

(PRWEB) July 09, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation’s largest franchised staffing firm, today released findings that reveal it is still difficult for employers to fill open positions, despite today's 6.1 percent unemployment rate.
In total, 83 percent of Express franchises said it was "somewhat difficult" or "very difficult," compared to 78 percent in 2013.
The findings come from the 2014 survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation.
For the second year in a row, franchises reported difficulty filling positions. Twenty-five percent said it is "very difficult" to fill positions, while 58 percent report it’s "somewhat difficult." Only 17 percent said it is "somewhat easy." No one believed it was "very easy" to recruit and fill positions...

Patrice & Associates Expands Booming Franchising Initiative With Regional Developer Program »

July 08, 2014 at 4:21AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

North America's Leading Restaurant Management Recruiting Firm Offers Unrivaled Market Share and Growth Opportunities
July 08, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUNKIRK, Md. – Patrice & Associates, the nation's largest recruiting firm specializing in the restaurant industry, announced the introduction of a Regional Development franchising program that offers significant market share and growth opportunity for future and existing entrepreneurs.
Under the new program, Regional Developers will acquire the rights to develop 25 Patrice & Associates franchises within a specified territory. Developers will also receive a single franchise unit of their own, plus a portion of the new franchise fee and ongoing royalties from franchisees signed within the territory...

AtWork Group Launches New Website »

July 07, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

National Staffing Franchise Combines Multiple Brand Websites, Streamlining Information for Workers, Businesses, and Entrepreneurs
July 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, announced the launch of its new comprehensive website, where temporary workers, employers, and entrepreneurs can find a wealth of information and resources about @Work's staffing services and franchise opportunities. The new website is a complete redesign of @Work's previous franchise sites.
"We are really excited about the launch of our new website. Previously, our Internet presence was a bit disjointed, with different sites for each of our divisions," said Jason Leverant, @Work Group president and COO...

In-Home Care Franchise Goes The Extra Mile For Those That Served »

July 07, 2014 at 4:22AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

BrightStar Care Rolls Out Discounts, Charitable Donations, Mentoring for New Military Veteran Franchisees
CHICAGO - July 07, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - While it's not unusual to hear of franchise brands offering discounts for veterans of the armed forces, some franchisors are going above and beyond with charitable programs, education and mentoring support designed to attract, retain and support military veterans in their systems.
BrightStar Care, a national private duty home care and medical staffing franchise that already boasts numerous military veteran franchisees, as well as caring for countless veteran patients, announced today a comprehensive program that includes significant discounts, donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, and an internal mentoring program for military veterans wanting to become BrightStar Care franchisees...

New MRINetwork® Office Responds To Renewed Urgency In Hiring For Manufacturing Sector »

July 01, 2014 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

July 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // Raleigh-Durham, NC – The Siena Group announced that it has joined MRINetwork, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, as a new affiliate office in Youngsville, NC. Led by president and owner Keith Brown, the firm specializes in placing key professionals in the manufacturing arena.
"Mr. Brown brings to MRINetwork tremendous experience in developing innovative management and manufacturing solutions, and cultivating strong internal and external business relationships," says MRINetwork Interim President Stuart Batchelor. "With his understanding of the needs of his client companies and his proven track record in driving profitable growth, he will be a great asset to both our organization and to his clients, helping them deal with today’s pressing issues of employee attraction and retention...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In South Riverside County, CA »

July 01, 2014 at 7:25AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Riverside, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in South Riverside County. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the South Riverside area.
"Our experience and our partnership with PrideStaff will give us a true advantage in the marketplace," said Mike Harris, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the South Riverside County PrideStaff office, "We know the right questions to ask of our clients and candidates, ensuring that we place the right person the first time. This saves employers time and money and helps job seekers to find better opportunities faster...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In St. Louis, MO »

July 01, 2014 at 5:18AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

July 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // St. Louis, MO - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in St. Louis. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the St. Louis-Southwest area.
"My first job out of college was through a staffing agency," said Brian Thomas, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the St. Louis-Southwest PrideStaff office, "so I understood from the very beginning of my career the value that temporary staffing had to offer. When I was ready to open my own agency, and investigated my options, PrideStaff was the only logical choice.
"At PrideStaff, our goal is to be much more than staffing and recruiting agency...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In St. Louis, MO »

June 26, 2014 at 5:01AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

June 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // St. Louis, MO - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in St. Louis. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the St. Louis-Southwest area.
"My first job out of college was through a staffing agency," said Brian Thomas, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the St. Louis-Southwest PrideStaff office, "so I understood from the very beginning of my career the value that temporary staffing had to offer. When I was ready to open my own agency, and investigated my options, PrideStaff was the only logical choice.
"At PrideStaff, our goal is to be much more than staffing and recruiting agency...

Patrice & Associates Parlays Franchising Momentum Into Strategic Canadian Growth Initiative »

June 17, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

North America's Leading Restaurant Management Recruiting Firm Expands Franchising Opportunity as Demand for Top Industry Talent Grows
June 17, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUNKIRK, Md. – Patrice & Associates, the nation's largest recruiting firm specializing in the restaurant industry, announced today a strategic Canadian franchise growth initiative.
Brian Miller, the newly appointed chief operations officer (COO) of Patrice & Associates and a well-established franchising guru and consultant, leads the company's charge into Canada. Miller's planning includes a five-year, strategic expansion that will result in more than 50 new franchised Patrice & Associates offices in Canada. The large-scale growth strategy projects new franchisees dotting the map from Atlantic Canada to the country's West Coast...

Survey Of MRINetwork® Recruiters Reveals Candidates Continue To Drive The Job Market In The Executive And Managerial Sector »

June 12, 2014 at 8:54AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

Retention is equally important as recruitment for employers.
Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Improved confidence in the labor market and the availability of more jobs is causing top executive, professional and managerial candidates to change companies more freely, according to new data from the 2014 1st Half edition of the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study. The biannual recruitment practices survey reveals that more top performers in this sector, which has become increasingly candidate-driven over the last few years, are leaving to fill newly created roles and vacancies from resignations. The study, which polled 236 MRINetwork worldwide recruiters on recent 2014 hiring trends, found that 81 percent of respondents defined the talent market for the sector as candidate-driven, a 25 percentage point increase from the first half of 2012...

Express Employment Professionals: Survey Reveals Major Differences Between Unemployed In U.S. And Canada »

June 11, 2014 at 9:00AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Unemployed Canadians Get More Interviews, Turn Down More Jobs; Americans More Likely Than Canadians to Give Up Looking For Work According to a Harris Poll of the Unemployed
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA - (Marketwired - June 11, 2014) - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing firm, today released a comparison of the results of the "State of the Unemployed" surveys taken in the U.S. and Canada.
The exhaustive surveys were fielded online by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals from April 9 through April 21, 2014 among 1,500 unemployed adult Americans and 1,502 unemployed adult Canadians age 18 or older.
America's unemployed are more likely to give up, less likely to be on employment compensation and less likely to go back to school...

AtWork Group Expands, Adds Two To Franchise Department »

June 10, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Addition will Support Operations and Franchise Development
June 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, announced the addition of Cliff Harber and Amy Bollinger to its franchise operations and support team. Harber and Bollinger will help AtWork Group expand its franchise development, and assist the company in offering support to existing and new franchisees.
“I’m excited to have Cliff and Amy join the franchise support team,” said Jason Leverant, AtWork president and chief operations officer. “They both bring extensive experience in recruiting, client services, and sales, and a great understanding of the staffing industry, which makes them better able to support our business owners throughout the nation...

Express Employment Professionals: 3 Insights To Land A Job »

June 10, 2014 at 6:56AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

New National Research Provides Helpful Guidance for the Unemployed
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - June 10, 2014) - Express Employment Professionals, the largest franchised staffing company in North America, today encouraged unemployed Canadians to adopt three steps to land a job.
Formulated after a recent national poll of the unemployed in Canada which was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals from April 9 through April 21, 2014 among 1,502 unemployed Canadian adults, the steps advise that people who are looking for work can increase their chances of success by focusing on three key search methods.
"If you are out of work, these three steps can help get you back on track," said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals...

Dallas Entrepreneur Opens Local AtWork Group Office »

June 10, 2014 at 6:45AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Staffing Agency to Provide Employment Resources to Northern Texas Businesses
May 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Businesses in the Dallas area have plenty of help available to meet the growing demand for professional staffing services, thanks to the opening of a new location of AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing agency. Located at 400 E. Royal Lane, Building 3, Suite 290 in Irving, and owned by president and CEO Judy Scandura, the agency will provide area businesses with a full-service partner to assist with their staffing needs.
"Dallas is the fourth-largest city in the country and has the third-highest concentration of Fortune 500 companies," said Scandura. "That includes several major telecommunications and technology companies in what we call 'Silicon Prairie,' as well as national companies in other industries including airlines, food, and cosmetics...

BrightStar Care Named Best Franchise In America By Forbes Magazine »

June 09, 2014 at 4:56AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

National In-Home Care Agency Rises to the Top of Booming Healthcare Segment
CHICAGO - June 09, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Forbes Magazine recently named BrightStar Care, a national home care franchise with more than 260 independently owned and operated locations across the country that provide medical and non-medical care to patients from infants to elders, as the No. 1 franchise system in the category of brands with entry costs of up to $150,000.
The Forbes ranking was created using intel and statistics from FRANdata, the only research and information company that exclusively studies franchising. FRANdata analyzed more than 3,000 chains, considering demand for the franchise brand, success of existing franchisees and franchisor support from the perspective of "lender friendliness...

Express Employment Professionals Offices Nationwide Unite To Help Fight Hunger »

June 04, 2014 at 10:10AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Sponsor Brand It Blue Day, June 14
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 - A company built on hope and known for helping as many people as possible find good jobs, Express Employment Professionals is on a mission to put a million people to work annually.
And while the largest privately held staffing company in North America is busy matching job seekers with employers, the company is also setting aside a day of volunteerism known as "Brand It Blue Day."
On Saturday, June 14, Express Employment Professionals offices from California to North Carolina to Canada will join together at local food banks and pantries across North America to help fight hunger – a growing epidemic that impacts millions of people in the U.S...



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