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BrightStar Care Named To Prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 List »

September 17, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

National In-Home Care Franchise Makes Rank for Seventh Year in a Row; Shows Continued Strong Growth Potential
CHICAGO - September 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - So far, 2014 has been a stellar year for BrightStar Care, as the national home care franchise that provides medical and non-medical care to patients, recently announced its ranking on Inc. Magazine's 5000 list. For the seventh year in a row, Inc. has named BrightStar Care to its list as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. The in-home care and medical staffing franchise was listed at 2506 for the 2014 rankings.
"With the continual training and support from the franchise support center team, our accomplished franchisees execute a business model that features unique differentiators like the full continuum of care, 24/7 availability, RN Director of Nurse oversight, and accreditation by the Joint Commission...

Gulf Stream Marine & Link Staffing Services Putting Houston To Work »

September 16, 2014 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

East End Chamber of Commerce Members Collaborating to Hire New Talent
HOUSTON, TEXAS – September 15, 2014(MarketWired) - Gulf Stream Marine selects Link Staffing Services as the contingent workforce solutions provider for their marine distribution terminals at the Port of Houston. The Gulf Stream Marine - Link Staffing Services agreement opens the door for eligible candidates to Inavero's 2014 Best of Staffing® Client and 2014 Best of Staffing® Talent List.
The event that kick-started the agreement began in the heart of the Houston business community at the East End Chamber of Commerce (EECOC) May 2014 Breakfast Exchange. This is where EECOC members, Fabian Galvan of Gulf Stream Marine, and Pilar Fanaselle of Link Staffing Services, presented their "60-second Commercial" about their businesses to more than 40 prospective customers...

AtWork Group Announces Plans To Expand In Middle Tennessee »

September 12, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Nationally known staffing franchise hosts Roadshow to showcase new ownership opportunities throughout the Nashville metropolitan area.
September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Nashville, Tenn. – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, is hosting a Franchise Discovery Day Roadshow on Thursday, September 25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The company invites entrepreneurs to attend to learn about upcoming ownership opportunities in the Nashville area, and learn more about AtWork Group’s recent growth and development.
"AtWork Group has been expanding throughout the U.S., and we are excited to continue this expansion into Middle Tennessee," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group...

Labor Finders Wins Two Prestigious ASA 2014 VOICE Awards »

September 11, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders


Labor Finders: Wins the ASA Voice Award for their Specialty Advertising Program
Labor Finders: Wins the ASA Voice Award for their Company Identification
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

September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Labor Finders International, Inc., the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing franchise company in the United States is pleased to announce that the company has won two American Staffing Association's prestigious 2014 VOICE Awards, which recognizes outstanding advertising and marketing programs amongst ASA member companies and affiliated chapters...

What Skills Are Employers Looking For? »

September 10, 2014 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing firm, today released survey findings that reveal the top three "hard skills" an applicant should have to be successful in securing a job.
In order, the top three are experience, technical ability and training.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey. Respondents were asked to name the "the three most important hard skills an applicant should have."
"There's no substitute for experience," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City...

Plano Entrepreneur Opens @Work Personnel Services »

September 05, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Staffing Agency to Provide Employment Resources to Texas Businesses
September 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // PLANO, Texas. – @Work Personal Services, an award-winning national staffing agency, has opened a new office location in Plano, Texas. Businesses in the area will now have additional resources available to meet the growing demand for professional staffing services. Owned by local entrepreneur Troy Kimble, the new location at 801 E Plano Parkway will provide area businesses with a full-service partner to assist with staffing needs.
"Plano is home to leading global companies and many Fortune 1,000 corporations," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group. "Plano was also recently named the number one best city to build personal wealth by Salary...

MRINetwork To Hire Hundreds Of Recruiters Globally »

September 03, 2014 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Philadelphia, PA - MRINetwork®, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, announced that it plans to hire several hundred new recruiters worldwide, over the next six months, to take advantage of industry growth which Staffing Industry Analysts projects will increase globally by 5 percent this year. This growth is partially fueled by the tightening of the candidate market among the ranks of executives and professionals – the sector in which MRINetwork specializes – where the unemployment rate is now 3.5 percent, down from 4.2 percent at this time last year.
"During the past year, the competition for top talent in our space has been heating up significantly," observes John McDonald, president of MRINetwork...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Charlotte, NC »

August 29, 2014 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

August 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Charlotte, NC. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Charlotte Southeast area.
"After more than 20 years in corporate marketing positions in very large companies, I'm excited at the change to help the local community," said Denis Pringle, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the Charlotte Southeast PrideStaff office. "Solving problems can be challenging and it's something I enjoy tackling. Owning a PrideStaff office allows me to help both businesses and professionals solve challenges and succeed...

Link Staffing Services Recieves 2014 Best Business Of College Station Award »

August 28, 2014 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

College Station Award Program Honors the Achievement
College Station - August 26, 2014 - Link Staffing Services has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of College Station Award in the Employment Agencies category by the Best Businesses of College Station Award Program.
Each year, the Best Businesses of College Station Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the College Station area a great place to live, work and play.
Zachary Collard, Franchise Owner of Link Staffing's Bryan/College Station location, said "As a service focused business provider, we accept this award proudly and it serves as a reminder of why we come to work every day...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Portland, OR »

August 28, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

August 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Portland, OR - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Portland, OR. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Portland West area.
"The Portland business community has a unique, intense energy that's one of the fastest growing in the country," said Robert Cohen, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the Portland West PrideStaff office. "Local professionals, like me, are transforming their passions into business opportunities and I look forward to putting my experience to use and making a difference in the community."
As a national staffing services organization, PrideStaff provides a full range of staffing and employment services for companies and job seekers...

PrideStaff Releases 2014 Workforce Hiring Projections Survey Findings »

August 28, 2014 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

August 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff has released the results of its 2014 Workforce Hiring Projections Survey, designed to gauge workforce and hiring trends across the U.S. Conducted in May, the online survey was completed by nearly 1,000 individuals, representing a wide range of industries and company sizes.
Overall, the results show that business growth and increased demand are the key drivers of hiring. Throughout 2013 and into 2014, unemployment rates continued to creep lower, creating hiring challenges that threaten continued business growth. Specifically, respondents cited "shortage of qualified talent" (56.2%), "budget/payroll constraints" (32.5%), "lack of time to hire" (8.4%), and "the cost of hiring" (2.9%) as the biggest hiring challenges they face...

Every Day Is A Happy Day »

August 28, 2014 at 4:04AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders

• Labor Finders: Announces the 2014 Employee of the Year• 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
August 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Columbus, GA - Let's face the facts…each of us would like to believe our jobs are safe and secure; that we are irreplaceable; but for most of us that is not the case. Yes, we are replaceable. Except for Mr. Jimmy Donald Coar. Mr. Coar has a fan base, like non-other; which is why, he has been named Labor Finders 2014 Employee of the Year.
Jimmy Coar, at times defies words. His history and work ethics speak volumes...

MRINetwork Names John McDonald As New President »

August 27, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // Philadelphia, PA - MRINetwork®, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, announced that John McDonald has been appointed president. McDonald joins MRINetwork, which is a subsidiary of CDI Corp. (NYSE:CDI), as a seasoned executive with extensive leadership experience in sales, recruitment and franchising. His expertise and strategic oversight will help continue the organization’s history as a leading provider of executive search, as well as the entrepreneurial spirit of its approximately 600 worldwide franchised offices.
"With a strong background in both franchising and recruitment, John is uniquely qualified to take on the role of president of MRINetwork," said Stuart Batchelor, executive vice president and president of CDI’s Global Staffing Services unit...

Growing U.S. In-Home Care Franchise Announces Plans To Fill U.K. Demand »

August 27, 2014 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

BrightStar Care to Kick Off United Kingdom Expansion Plans at Franchise Opportunities Live Show
CHICAGO - August 27, 2014  - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The population of seniors over the age of 80 in the United Kingdom is currently between three and four million, and this number is expected to double by 2050. To fill this built-in demand, U.S.-based BrightStar Care, with more than 260 franchises that provide private duty medical and non-medical in-home care, plans to expand aggressively across the United Kingdom with Master Franchisees and Area Developers.
"The BrightStar Care proven track record of growing franchise businesses that provide expert, compassionate care in the United States, coupled with our solid infrastructure and resources, make us the ideal franchise to be at the forefront of filling demand for in-home care needs in the United Kingdom"
To kick off its efforts, company executives will host an information booth at the Franchise Opportunities Live Show, being held September 5-6, 2014, in Park Place Victoria in London...

BrightStar Care Announces Plans To Expand In Multiple Countries With Master Franchisees & Area Developers »

August 26, 2014 at 6:02AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

Global Aging Trends Fuel International Demand for Quality In-Home Care
CHICAGO - August 26, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - As the number of people 65 years of age and older worldwide will double by 2050, along with an increased desire among seniors to stay in the comfort of their own homes as they age, BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 260 locations in the United States, is primed to fill the demand. The home care franchise has announced plans to expand in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Mexico, China, Japan, New Zealand and other areas of Europe.
"Seniors around the world are seeking to stay in their homes as they age, and their families are looking for a home care provider they can trust," said Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care...

AtWork Group Ranked On Inc. 5000's Fastest Growing List »

August 25, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

National Staffing Firm Makes List for the First Time
Knoxville, Tenn. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 - @Work Group, a nationally recognized staffing franchise and firm, has been recognized on Inc. magazine's 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the nation. This the first time @Work Group has been recognized on this elite list.
"Being recognized by Inc. Magazine for our continued growth is very gratifying and exciting for us," said Jason Leverant, @Work Group president and COO. "We're grateful that Inc. recognized our growth, and the amazing work we're doing in the staffing industry and across the nation."
@Work Group's personalized approach for clients, franchisees and job seekers has catapulted it to the forefront of the staffing industry...

PrideStaff Office In Brea Opens Under New Ownership »

August 22, 2014 at 11:12AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

August 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce new ownership of the staffing and employment office in Brea, CA. Local residents, Joe and Donna Greenwald have recently purchased and relaunched the staffing and employment agency located at 3000 East Birch Street, Suite 105, in Brea, CA. The Brea office will continue to offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the North Orange County and Brea areas.
"My wife Donna and I couldn't be more excited to join a thriving business and contribute to this amazing community," said Joe Greenwald, Co-Owner and Strategic-Partner of the North Orange County Brea PrideStaff office...

Link Staffing Services To Speak At Georgetown USO Franchise & Small Business Program »

August 21, 2014 at 5:23AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

August 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - On August 22, 2014, Michelle Bearden, Vice President of Franchise Development for Link Staffing Services will be speaking about franchising at the Georgetown USO Franchise & Small Business Certificate Program. USO collaborated with Georgetown University to offer a Certificate in Franchise Venture Planning to wounded warriors, their caregivers and surviving spouses. Led by Dr. Ben Litalien at Georgetown's downtown Washington, D.C. campus, the condensed six-day course will give students a comprehensive look at the franchise sector in an engaging and dynamic environment. Participants will gain both practical knowledge and analytical skills required to succeed in franchising during a series of lectures and case studies...

Patrice & Associates Salutes Veterans With Franchising Discount »

August 20, 2014 at 7:45AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

United States Veterans Who Qualify for a Franchise Location Are Now Eligible for a 10 Percent Discount
August 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DUNKIRK, MD - Patrice & Associates, the nation’s preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the launch of a new franchise discount exclusively available to military veterans who have served in the United States armed forces. Prospective franchisees who qualify will receive a 10 percent discount off the standard new franchise fee.
"All too often, the men and women who volunteer their time to serve and defend this country, exit the military to find job opportunities are few and far apart," said Patrice Rice, CEO and Founder of Patrice & Associates...

New Patrice & Associates Office In Lakeville »

August 19, 2014 at 10:33AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

To Give Local Restaurant Scene a Boost; Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management; Support Business in Minnesota
August 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // Lakeville, Minn. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the opening of its first franchise in Minnesota to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Diana Rao-Mangione, who has years of accounting experience with big names such as H&R Block and Robert Half, is turning her sights toward hospitality, as she runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in Minnesota. Rao-Mangione will serve businesses around Bloomington, Burnsville, Eagan, Lakeville, Prior Lake, and Savage...



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