Why franchise in Philadelphia?

Connect with top companies in one of the nation’s largest job markets

With four true seasons, professional sports teams, concert venues, world-class museums, and outstanding restaurants and nightlife, Philadelphia is home to more than 5.8 million people. Even with all the food, culture, and entertainment befitting a large city, Philadelphia benefits from a more affordable cost of living compared to most of the U.S. Northeast, making it attractive for employers and talent alike.

Located on both sides of the Delaware River, the Philadelphia, PA-Camden, NJ-Wilmington, DE metro area hosts dozens of corporate headquarters. Companies are eager to find local talent as they expand their footprint. Thanks to Philadelphia’s robust network of higher education institutions, there’s no shortage of talent to choose from; its workforce of 3.4 million people is larger than the total population of most US cities.

Philadelphia offers a compelling environment for opening a staffing franchise for several reasons. The city's diverse and growing economy spans sectors such as healthcare, education, technology, and finance, creating a consistent demand for staffing services across various industries. Philadelphia attracts a diverse population that comprises a dynamic talent pool that a motivated staffing franchise owner can harness to meet the unique staffing needs of local businesses.

The city's strategic location on the East Coast provides accessibility to other major U.S. metropolitan areas, making it a regional business hub. This proximity allows a staffing franchise in Philadelphia to easily serve clients in nearby cities and states, expanding its market reach. Furthermore, Philadelphia's emphasis on education, with renowned universities and research institutions, ensures a well-educated workforce, providing staffing agencies with access to skilled professionals across different fields.

Philadelphia's ongoing efforts in economic revitalization and development initiatives contribute to a business-friendly atmosphere. The city's commitment to innovation and entrepreneurship, coupled with supportive local policies, creates an environment conducive to the establishment and growth of businesses, including staffing franchises. It is a promising location for entrepreneurs looking to venture into the staffing industry.

Top employers in Philadelphia:

  • Accenture
  • Amazon
  • City of Philadelphia
  • Comcast
  • Glaxosmithkline
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • University of Pittsburgh

Philadelphia business highlights

5.8 million population

3.2 million workforce

One of the top 10 rising cities for startups

13 Fortune 500 headquarters

$518 billion economy (2022 GDP)

Spherion's General Staffing Business Model

With global headquarters and large corporate offices, densely populated urban areas like Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, 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.