Why franchise in Chicago?

Where quality-of-life meets cost-of-living

Home to a deep talent pool and world-class dining, attractions, and cultural institutions, Chicago is one of the largest cities in the US. Its economy is larger than that of many countries, with 62 Fortune 1,000 companies headquartered in the Chicago area, and a diverse mix of major industries means that the city is always positioned for growth.  

With dozens of higher education institutions in the area, Chicago is an attractive place for employers looking to take advantage of a deep pool of well-qualified local talent. Plus, a lower cost-of-living than is found in other comparably sized US metro areas means that Chicago is continually chosen over other cities for corporate relocations and expansion. 

Chicago presents an exceptional opportunity for entrepreneurs considering opening a staffing franchise. With a diverse and robust economy encompassing finance, manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and more, the city offers a dynamic market for staffing services. Chicago's status as a major business hub, hosting Fortune 500 companies and fostering a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem, ensures a steady demand for staffing solutions, catering to the needs of both established corporations and emerging startups.

The city's strategic central location and excellent transportation infrastructure, epitomized by O'Hare International Airport, enhance its global connectivity. This positioning benefits a staffing franchise by streamlining operations and facilitating access to a broad and diverse talent pool. Chicago's renowned educational institutions contribute to a highly educated and skilled workforce, providing a valuable resource for staffing agencies seeking to connect businesses with qualified professionals in various fields.

Boasting a large and diverse population, Chicago creates a continuous demand for staffing services, catering to the unique requirements of different communities and industries. The city's cultural richness, world-class amenities, and high quality of life make it an attractive destination for professionals, aiding staffing franchises in both attracting and retaining top talent. Additionally, Chicago's specialization in key industries, coupled with its business-friendly environment and supportive policies, makes it an ideal location for entrepreneurs looking to venture into the staffing industry.

Top employers in Chicago:

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Amazon
  • Caterpillar
  • Grainger
  • Hyatt
  • State Farm
  • United Airlines

Chicago business highlights

64 Fortune 1,000 headquarters

#1 US metro for corporate relocations and expansions for 10 consecutive years

#1 US Top Tech Spot of the Future 

A Top 5 U.S. innovation and tech hub

$834 billion economy (2022 GDP)

Spherion's General Staffing Business Model

With global headquarters and large corporate offices, densely populated urban areas like Chicago are ideal for matching top talent with leading companies. Our general staffing model involves working hand-in-hand with local companies to source the best and brightest for temporary, temporary-to-hire, and permanent positions. As a Spherion Staffing franchise owner in Chicago, you'll focus on specialized staffing and recruiting for a variety of light industrial, administrative, hospitality, sales, finance, and IT positions.

Learn more about Spherion's general staffing model

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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.