Working for you from the beginning

Founded in 1946, Spherion has been a leader in the staffing and recruiting industry for over 75 years. While our company name and logo has changed a few times, our passion for placing the right person with the right business at the right time has never wavered.

1946 

City Car Unloaders is founded in Chicago by Leroy Deltman. 

1956

City Car Unloaders changes its name to Labor Pool.

1966

Labor Pool enters the healthcare market and Medical Personnel Pool is formed.  

1975 

The industrial and clerical divisions of Medical Personnel Pool are renamed Personnel Pool of America (PPA)

1978 

PPA becomes a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc. 

1991

H&R Block acquires Interim Services Corporation and merges it with PPA.

1992

The newly merged organization is renamed to Interim Services, Inc. 

1994

Interim Systems, Inc. is spun off by H&R Block and becomes publicly traded on the NASDAQ. 

1997 

Interim HealthCare is sold to Cornerstone Equity Investors and Bank of America Capital and becomes privately held. 

1999

Interim Services, Inc. is acquired by Norrell Corporation. 

2000

Interim Services, Inc. changes its name to Spherion Corporation. 

2016 

Spherion celebrates 70 years of staffing and recruiting excellence. 

2020

Spherion formally adds a specialized Professional staffing and recruiting offering. 

2021 

Spherion celebrates its 75-year anniversary and launches its refreshed brand identity.