Aggressive Growth and Expansion for Remedy Intelligent Staffing

SANTA BARBARA, CA – September 13, 2011 – Remedy Intelligent Staffing, a franchise division of The Select Family of Staffing Companies, adds seven new offices into its national network within a five-month period.

Effective March 25, 2011, Remedy opened a new office in Elmhurst, IL under the ownership of Dan Doherty. On May 16, 2011, Silvia and John Caravella opened a Remedy office in Matawan, NJ. Dan Jourdan and Nick Modares opened their doors in Roswell, GA on September 12, 2011, and Jenny and Michael Monteleone are scheduled to open in Cranford, NJ on September 16.

During the same time period, several existing franchise owners also expanded their operations, including Burke Mullins, who added a Medford, OR recruiting office to his existing footprint in Portland, OR, and Olympia and Tacoma, WA. Debra Friedrich, owner of several locations in Wisconsin and Minnesota under the Westaff brand (Remedy's sister's division), expanded into Spirit Lake, IA and even took over a Remedy branch in Green Bay, WI.

″With our current economy, now is the ideal time to get into the staffing industry,″ says Steve Sorensen,″ Chairman and CEO of The Select Family of Staffing Companies. More than ever, companies are turning to staffing firms for the access to talent, cost savings opportunities, and flexible staffing options.″

According to Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), the staffing industry can anticipate an annual average revenue growth of 5% through 2016, and temporary staffing (in nearly every occupation) is expected to grow faster than overall employment, which SIA attributes to increasing acceptance and integration of staffing services into the business strategy of companies.

In June 2006, Select Staffing acquired Remedy Temp, Inc. (which included Remedy Intelligent Staffing), resulting in an overnight national presence and growth in annual sales. ″Remedy started off as one of Select's biggest competitors,″ says Sorensen. ″Now, over five years later, we are an integral team, achieving 'Top Ten' status among our staffing company peers.″ Select and Remedy's combined efforts have generated significant productivity gains, high margins, strategic recruiting techniques, and a top-producing sales force.

Under the leadership of Gerry Rhydderch, Vice President of Franchise Development for The Select Family of Staffing Companies, the company has plans to continue its aggressive Remedy franchise expansion throughout United States.  ″We currently have a national network of 60 franchisees and 162 franchise branches (87 operating as Remedy Intelligent Staffing and 75 as Westaff),″ says Rhydderch. ″With our brand awareness, solid reputation, and 46 years of experience, we are able to attract a high-caliber of franchisees from various backgrounds. Though few have had any industry experience, all have a strong work ethic, a desire to build a substantial business, and a commitment to use the Remedy operating system to deliver our brand values.″

In January, 2011, Remedy was recognized as one of the top franchise companies in the world on Entrepreneur's 32nd Annual Franchise 500®, based on financial and statistical data from July 2008 through July 2010.  ″Remedy's franchisees outperform the staffing industry averages with higher margins and more profit than most competitors,″ says Irwin Much, President of the Franchise Division at The Select Family of Staffing Companies. ″Our success is directly attributed to the team members 'on the ground' who are dedicated to making it happen for our customers.  That determination and persistence is what embodies the true entrepreneurial spirit.″

Some of Remedy's ″best-in-class″ screening and selection technologies include Remedy Knowledge Bank®, a web-based skill assessment tool, and Remedy X-Ray, an integrity assessment that quickly identifies and screens out undesirable candidates.  Aside from recruiting, placement, and performance management, Remedy also provides businesses with sophisticated risk management programs and on-site services.  Remedy's unparalleled TYmetrics® system gives clients access to time and attendance data, reporting, and analytics.

About The Select Family of Staffing Companies

Founded in Santa Barbara, California in 1985, The Select Family of Staffing Companies is the 8th-largest staffing firm in the U.S. and the 16th-largest in the world, according to a 2011 report by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA). The company operates as Remedy Intelligent Staffing®, Select Staffing®, Select Staffing®, Select Truckers Plus®, Westaff®, and RemX® Specialty Staffing. 

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