August 25, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, TENN. - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing agency franchise, has expanded its national reach with an all-new franchise territory for the Northern Virginia area. Headquartered in Ashburn and owned by IT and staffing software professional, Sonja Robinson, the new location will celebrate its ability to help place a variety of job seekers in fulfilling positions with a grand opening event, August 27.
“Having years of experience with IT and project management, I discovered a real fondness for staffing and helping customers see their ideas become a reality,” said Robinson. “With that background in mind, my transition to @Work is an amazing opportunity for me to be my own boss while leveraging my professional experiences to help others find their perfect career fit.”
Robinson, a long-time Loudoun County resident, comes to @Work with 20 plus years as an IT professional. Having spent a large portion of her career working with companies to implement and upgrade their PeopleSoft ERP software, Robinson performed all aspects of implementations including development, analysis, quality assurance, and project management. As the former owner of her own IT consulting business, Robinson managed PeopleSoft implementations and upgrades, including the staffing needs for various client projects. After 10 years, she left ownership and took a director position at a global IT company where she continued her specialty and provided business development services that grew the company. While she enjoyed her work, her desire to step back into business ownership led her to consult a business coach last year. Robinson desired a new opportunity in which she could leverage her IT and project management experience while owning her own business again. After considering several options, she was introduced to the @Work Group. Given her background in human resource management systems and helping customers with their staffing and personnel challenges from a process improvement, project management, and systems perspective, @Work was seen as the perfect fit, leading her to ownership. With her Ashburn location up and running, Robinson’s goal is to help as many customers as she can with their hiring needs, and help individuals find satisfying employment while expanding her territory to include multiple locations in the Northern Virginia area.
“Northern Virginia is heavy with IT, healthcare, shipping, logistics and warehousing needs. From her experiences with these types of industries, we’re confident Sonja’s @Work location will be a great success,” said Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group. “Being a Virginia native and having such a long-standing exposure to the Metro DC area makes her the ideal candidate to help lead the area’s workforce to their perfect employment.”
The Ashburn location, at 44365 Premier Plaza Suite 110, is the eightieth @Work franchise to offer the company’s signature Personnel Service in order to supply local and regional companies with temporary, temp-to-hire, payroll and full-time placement services. @Work provides companies with flexible employment solutions with the highest level of service available and was recently named No. 349 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2015 “Franchise 500” List, as well as an Inavero’s 2014 Best of Staffing® Client Award winner. @Work Group’s list of accolades also includes: Workforce Magazine’s Temporary Staffing Providers Hot List for 2013, the Staffing Industry Analysts Largest U.S. Staffing Firms List for 2013, and the Franchise Times’ Next 300 Franchise Systems.
For more information about the @Work’s Ashburn location, contact their offices at 571-252-5848 or ashburn@atWork.com, and for more information about @Work’s franchise opportunities, visit http://www.atWork.com/atWorkfranchising/ or call 972-460-9295.
@Work Group is an award-winning and nationally-known franchisor of staffing services including @WORK Personnel Services, @WORK Medical Services, @WORK HelpingHands Services, and @WORK Search Group under the umbrella of the @Work Group. The foundation for @Work began in the 1980s, and today, @Work has grown to be cited as one of Staffing Industry Report’s top U.S. staffing firms. @Work Group’s remarkable growth is fueled by the vision of founders John and Glenda Hall: think ahead, create opportunity, give exceptional support to franchise offices, and always look for the better way, every day. For more information, visit http://www.@Work.com or call 800.383.0804.
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