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Snelling Celebrates 60 Years

With 119 offices nationwide, staffing firm celebrates a legacy of helping millions achieve success

DALLAS, June 3, 2011 // PRNewswire // -- Today, Snelling's 119 offices nationwide celebrate 60 years as a national leader in the staffing services industry. Known since 1951 for family values and exemplary customer service, Dallas-based Snelling connects the best employers in a variety of industries and at various levels of experience to the best employees, including temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hires.

"The Snelling team today looks back at our rich legacy of helping our neighbors and our clients achieve the success they desire each and every day. We also look forward to a bright future of continuing to serve clients and individuals by making the best employment matches possible," said David Allen, president and CEO of Snelling. "This has set us apart as an industry leader along the way."

Based on a philosophy of helping people, husband-and-wife founders Gwendolyn and Louis Snelling opened Snelling's first office in 1951 in a tiny office on Market Street in Philadelphia. Within two years, Snelling became a family-run operation with their children, Bob (a former Snelling chairman) and Ray, and eventually three generations of Snellings joined in the family business. With a true entrepreneurial spirit, Snelling in 1955 made its first franchise sale and has continued to blossom to more than 100 franchises and company-owned locations nationwide. In 2005, Patriarch Partners purchased the business and continued the tradition. Together, the Snelling family, Patriarch and hundreds of franchisees and dedicated employees have made the business what it is today.

"When you look back to hiring over the past 60 years, much has happened," Allen said. "Snelling has been at the forefront, making incredible strides both when women joined the work force en masse and when the EEOC laws came about, breaking down barriers to hiring qualified candidates."

From office/clerical to light industrial and other critical-to-employ fields, Snelling's legacy of excellence is built on four constant, steadfast principles that have withstood the test of time:

  • Snelling is about helping people, and prides itself on the quality of work they do. It's more than filling positions -- it's about finding the right fit for the positions;
  • Snelling excels in customer service and collaborates strategically with its clients;
  • Snelling is the industry leader in training and ensuring that its team is leading-edge in the profession;
  • Snelling innovates, using technology to increase staff proficiency, and maximize efficiencies.

About Snelling:

Snelling is a full-service workforce solutions provider serving temporary, temp-to-hire, contract and direct-hire staffing needs. Since opening its first office in 1951 in Pennsylvania, Snelling has grown to 119 office locations throughout the United States. Snelling is committed to helping businesses, candidates and communities prosper by creating successful employment connections. For more information, visit

About Patriarch Partners, LLC:

Patriarch Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm and holding company managing 74 companies with annual revenues of more than $8 billion. Founded by Wall Street veteran Lynn Tilton in 2000, Patriarch is dedicated to saving American manufacturing jobs by saving American companies that have fallen from economic favor. Since its inception, Patriarch has bought more than 150 companies, and in so doing has saved over 250,000 jobs. Patriarch's portfolio includes a broad range of industrial concerns including Dura Automotive, American LaFrance, Denali, and MD Helicopters, in addition to iconic American brands such as Rand McNally, Spiegel Catalogs and Stila Cosmetics. Under Ms. Tilton's leadership, Patriarch has become the largest woman-owned business in America employing more than 120,000 employees. For more information, please visit:

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