About Spherion

A top staffing agency with a rich 75-year history

Our workforce solutions focus on temporary staffing, temp-to-hire, on-premise staff management and outsourced talent acquisition. While we specialize in light industrial, administrative & clerical, and professional IT placements, our team has the connections and insights needed to find the most capable employees for any company. 

The average Spherion office generated more than $6 million in revenue and $1.3 million in gross margin in 2023.* Spherion owners benefit from the stability of protected, exclusive territories.

Spherion franchise owners enjoy a wide variety of responsibilities and daily activities. Our local office franchisees are typically the sales and client relationship drivers. They spend much of their time out of the office seeing prospects, visiting clients, touring customer worksites, and networking within the business community. They oversee their staff whose primary role is to recruit, screen, interview and match suitable candidates with employer clients. As small business owners, franchisees manage their financial information while projecting growth and resolving issues.

About You

Who is an ideal Spherion Staffing franchise owner candidate?

What skills and traits does the ideal Spherion franchise candidate possess? After more than 65 years of franchising, here are the character traits, leadership skills, and business expertise we expect a Sacramento-area franchise candidate to demonstrate:

  • Sufficient operating capital or the ability to obtain operating funds from a verifiable source
  • At least 5 years of experience leading and developing a team or teams in areas of:
    • Customer development, service, and support
    • Sales and prospect identification and activities
    • Managing a P&L, basic accounting principles, accounts receivables management, and delivery of compensation recommendations and guidance
  • Personal experience in sales and market development including new business prospecting, sales calling, consultative selling skills, business negotiation skills, and responding to bid opportunities
  • At least 3 years of experience recruiting, hiring, and developing team members to manage role-specific responsibilities and demonstrate criteria-based results
  • Personal residence within a 60-minute drive of your desired market
  • A strong desire to contribute to your community; involvement in civic and community business organizations
  • Confident speaking and presentation skills

If this sounds like you, read more about franchising with Spherion Staffing in Cincinnati, Ohio. Then, contact Dan Brunell to get started on your Spherion path to franchise ownership!

Quick Facts About the Spherion Cincinnati Opportunity

  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio (Hamilton County)
    • Includes Union, Butler, Warren, Dearborn, Hamilton, Clermont, Brown, Ohio, Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Pendleton, and Bracken counties
  • Established in 2016
  • Industries served include administrative & clerical (15%) and light industrial/manufacturing (85%)
  • 4.6 Google rating
  • Area Population (Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN DMA, 2020): 2.26 million
  • Working Population: 1.14 million
  • GDP (Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 2022): $186.1 billion
  • SIA-estimated Temp Staffing Payroll: $929 million

About this Resale

Own This Low-Cost Franchise in Ohio + Northern Kentucky

This Spherion Staffing franchise resale presents an exceptional opportunity to take ownership of a well-established, highly-regarded staffing enterprise in the thriving Cincinnati metropolitan area. Since launching in 2016, the current owners have successfully grown the business, earning a commendable 4.6 Google rating by delivering top-tier staffing solutions across administrative/clerical and light industrial/manufacturing sectors.

The territory covers Cincinnati and 13 surrounding counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, providing access to a working population exceeding 1.14 million across the Cincinnati DMA. With a regional GDP of $186.1 billion, this area boasts a robust economy catalyzing demand for staffing services, evidenced by an estimated $929 million staffing industry payroll.

This franchise has cultivated strong relationships with prominent local employers seeking dependable staffing partners. Prospective new owners can capitalize on an established book of business while benefiting from Spherion's brand recognition and comprehensive training/support. The office is strategically located close to Interstate 275 for easy accessibility in Cincinnati's northern suburbs.

New proprietors will acquire a turn-key operation, including the office's furnishings, equipment, and experienced staff willing to stay through a transition period if desired. There are no pending HR issues or litigation. With Spherion's extensive territory, ample growth opportunities exist for expanding this successful franchise's footprint across the tristate region's dynamic business landscape.

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Cincinnati Business Highlights

Why You Should Own a Franchise in Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati is considered the birthplace of professional baseball. Since 189, Cincinnati has been home to the Cincinnati Red Stockings, later the Reds. Thanks to its German founders, the city has also been known as the Beer Capital of the World. While you could spend time in Cincinnati's 50+ breweries, you might want to make room in your schedule to visit some of the city's largest employers:

  • Kroger
  • Macy's
  • Proctor & Gamble (P&G)
  • Wegman
  • Cintas
  • Mercy Health

Those who want to open a business in Cincinnati will find plenty of affordable class-A retail space, a strong talent pool for rebuilding your internal team and candidate database, easy road and air transportation options, and a cost of living that is lower than most U.S. metro areas.

Support & Training

Our support is our signature: Our owner community across the country is collaborative, supportive, and helpful. Spherion franchisees include multigenerational groups, husband-wife teams, former Spherion corporate employees, former franchise employees, and entrepreneurs from all walks of life. A clear supermajority (98%) enjoy operating their business and being part of Spherion, while 100% are likely to recommend our franchise opportunity to others.**

You'll receive 380+ hours of comprehensive role-based training before and after opening. Periodic training addresses client development, legal requirements, marketing, and sales. You'll be supported by a dedicated portfolio leader who is available to answer questions and strategize with you, as well as by a national marketing team.

Spherion owners receive complete back office and technology support for all functions related to their temporary employees. We process employee payroll, including taxes, insurance, and benefits required by law. We invoice the clients, manage collections and application of payments as well as the W-2 process at the end of the year. Our corporate office maintains, supports, and troubleshoots all technology, eliminating the need for technical expertise and investment. Spherion's model allows you to focus on the business, not get lost in the business.

Our franchisees enjoy a full range of sales and marketing tools to help promote their business, including digital marketing, SEO & SEM support; sales collateral; print, radio, billboard, and online advertising; social media content; target account programs; direct mail campaigns; salary data; thought leadership research; and community giveback programs.

You'll enroll in our New Franchisee Launch program, a comprehensive training course that covers all aspects of opening a successful Spherion office. Plus, you'll receive ongoing support from a tenured team of professionals—from accounting, payroll, and technology to operations and marketing.


While competition exists in Cincinnati's staffing industry, most staffing firms maintain single-digit market shares, leaving ample opportunity for a new Spherion franchise to establish strong client relationships. Staffing vendors play a critical role in supporting local businesses, with most companies utilizing multiple staffing suppliers to meet their workforce needs.

Staffing Industry Analysts predicts the US staffing industry (excluding nurse staffing segments) will reach $184.6 billion in 2024, with some industry segments seeing modest, single-digit growth. Spherion expects employers' stable demand for flexibility and scalability to continue fueling demand for our services. Robust candidate-client relationships and exceptional service backed by the resources of the world's largest talent company allow Spherion to cater to the ever-changing demands of America’s workforce.

Growth & Expansion Opportunity

This sizeable territory offers abundant opportunities with a working population of approximately 1.14 million across the Cincinnati DMA. Cincinnati has experienced steady economic growth over the years. The city's diverse economy includes sectors such as manufacturing, finance, healthcare, retail, and logistics. This economic stability can provide a supportive environment for businesses like staffing agencies to thrive. 

Cincinnati offers a range of business support services, including networking events, workshops, and resources provided by organizations like the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of Commerce. These services can help entrepreneurs connect, learn, and grow their staffing business. Cincinnati has a strong sense of community, and residents often prioritize supporting local businesses. The presence of universities like the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University in the area contributes to a skilled and educated workforce.

Ohio enjoys a diverse and resilient economy that drives steady job growth. The state's unemployment rate was 4.2% as of February 2023, slightly below the national average. Ohio is home to over 5.6 million workers with a median age of 39.5 years old. Anchored by the Cincinnati and Columbus metro areas, Ohio ranked 7th nationally for net domestic migration in 2022. The state's leading skilled professions include manufacturing roles like machine operators and assemblers, as well as fast-growing sectors like logistics, finance, and healthcare. In the 2021-2022 academic year, colleges and universities in the Cincinnati region like the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University produced over 20,000 new graduates.

Spherion offers dedicated support from franchise leadership to help business owners develop and execute a strategic plan that balances existing account management with growth strategies to expand the staffing franchise's footprint and achieve ownership goals.

Interested in Spherion Cincinnati?

Contact our team today about taking over this mature, successful business in southern Ohio!

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This website and the franchise sales information on this website do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

*This data is based on 67 franchisees that were open and operating their businesses for at least one full year as of 12/31/23. 
Of these 67 franchisees, 18 of them (26.9%) surpassed the average annual sales stated above, and 18 of them (26.9%) surpassed the average annual gross profit stated above. Some outlets have earned these amounts. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you’ll earn as much. Please review Item 19 of our April 29, 2024 FDD for more information. 

**Franchise Business Review survey, December 2023

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When you're ready to start your franchising journey with Spherion, text, call, or email Dan to ask how you can become part of our franchise community.

Dan Brunell

Dan Brunell

Regional Vice President of Franchise Development

Dan’s background as a senior executive in the staffing industry and founder of a top franchise brokerage equips him with more than 30 years of experience helping prospective franchisees succeed.