Gainesville’s TempForce Now Spherion Staffing
Office with Nearly Four Decades of Staffing Expertise Makes Strategic Move to Advance Business and Better Serve Job Seekers
January 24, 2022 // Franchising.com // GAINESVILLE, Fla. - TempForce Gainesville has established itself as the go-to staffing and recruiting office in the region for the past 37 years. Known for consistently supporting the area’s most well-known companies and matching them with highly motivated job seekers, the TempForce office is revamping its presence.
Under the continuing ownership of Carolynn Buchanan, the office is transitioning to Spherion Staffing on January 31, 2022. Buchanan is excited about the future of the business and the opportunity to leverage the resources of Spherion and its parent company, while remaining just as committed to her clients and candidates in Gainesville.
“I’ve been working in the staffing industry since 1977 and have owned the TempForce office in Gainesville since 1985. It has been an interesting journey, but through it all I’ve learned the ins and outs of the staffing industry and have made some incredible relationships along the way,” said Carolynn. “We’re excited for this evolution of our business, and are incredibly appreciative of the support we’ve received from our clients, candidates and staff. We’ve always believed our success is driven by our ability to help those around us, and are confident that this transition will help us better serve the Gainesville community.”
Carolynn began working in the staffing industry at just 23 years old as an interviewer for a personnel agency and quickly moved into a managerial position. From there, she took ownership of the company and eight years later purchased TempForce of Gainesville. Carolynn has been involved with her local SHRM chapter for 20 years and currently serves as the Legislative Affairs Director. Her daughter Amber has been working at the Gainesville TempForce office for over 25 years, holding various positions along the way, including office assistant, staffing administrator and director of customer relations. Currently, she serves as the office’s branch manager. Gary, Carolynn’s husband and Amber’s father, is also a silent partner in the business and a big supporter of Carolynn’s. A Vietnam veteran, he served the Gainesville community for 28 years as a deputy sheriff. Together, they look forward to this next chapter in their business and to continue helping their clients, candidates and staff in the Gainesville community.
“In many cases, it is rare to be able to directly access the owner of any business, but that is what makes our office - and my mom - so invaluable,” said Amber. “She has always made herself extremely accessible to our clientele, and her integrity, honesty and genuineness is what has continued to make our business so successful. This transfer to Spherion will certainly help us better service our clients and give us the resources to build even stronger relationships within the community.”
Spherion brandishes the power of local through a network of independent and empowered franchisees like the Buchanans. The brand has a strong presence in Florida, with the Gainesville office bringing the total count to 14 offices in the state. Each Spherion franchisee enriches their communities through connecting and facilitating employment opportunities every day - and when they’re successful together, their investments flow back into the neighborhoods where they live and work. The power of Spherion is in its local roots.
“We’re extremely excited to welcome the Buchanans and their entire team to Spherion,” said Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, President of Spherion Staffing. “Carolynn and Amber have an extremely talented and tenured office, and their knowledge and experience within the industry will no doubt bring value to the entire Spherion community.”
The Spherion office in Gainesville primarily services temporary, direct-hire and temp-to-hire placements in light industrial (manufacturing & logistics), administrative & clerical, customer service, human resources and Professional (IT and Finance & Accounting).
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