Truly in a growth phase -- general staffing continues on a strong upward trajectory with some segments growing by more than 16%! As workers re-evaluate their professional situation and reach for jobs that better fit their skill sets and lifestyles, professional staffing franchises offer entrepreneurs a huge opportunity to assist with staffing needs in a myriad of industries. 

In fact, a recent report from Staffing Industry Analysts predicts that businesses worldwide will expand their capacity by 149 million digital jobs between 2020 and 2025.

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To help meet that increased need for workers, Spherion is expanding its location roster. Our six planned new offices in Denver, Colorado; Worcester, Massachusetts; Louisville, Kentucky; Atlanta, Georgia; Los Angeles, California; and Ft. Worth, Texas will assist local businesses with temporary and permanent talent needs as they scale up their operations. The new franchisees behind these locations are already investing in their communities to better serve candidates and clients. Read on to learn more about these incredible new franchisees and what they’re most excited about when it comes to owning and operating a Spherion Staffing franchise:

Dr. JuliAnna and Jeff Stone

Spherion Staffing and Recruiting in Denver, Colorado: Dr. Stone and her husband Jeff Stone are thrilled to join the Spherion family through their general staffing agency in the bustling Greenwood Village neighborhood of Denver. Having founded Career Life Academy Inc., Dr. JuliAnna brings years of staffing and career coaching expertise to a market that she knows and loves. She sees employment franchising as a natural extension of her coaching enterprise and plans to offer a full-suite of employment services to job seekers and clients through her greater Denver area staffing agency.

Brian Palaia

Spherion Staffing and Recruiting in Worcester, Massachusetts: Brian is ecstatic to join the Spherion franchise network with his new staffing agency in Worcester, a prominent Boston suburb. Brian brings with him decades of experience in business management, project management and public administration. He even launched a highly successful landscaping business, The Lawn Ranger, at age 16! Brian is a master of balancing customer needs with growing his own business. We cannot wait to help him succeed in the staffing world. 

Brock Wicker

Spherion Staffing and Recruiting in Louisville, Kentucky: After almost 10 years of building relationships and honing his skills in customer service, marketing, sales and leadership as a Class A-1 PGA professional golfer, Brock Wicker is thrilled to bring his experience into the Spherion fold through a new staffing agency in the Louisville, Kentucky market. Being mentored by veteran Spherion franchisee Tom Pentenburg, Brock is fulfilling a lifelong dream of running his own business, and wants his young family to play a role in growing his Spherion business moving forward.

Ebony Walker & Fritz Valsaint

Spherion Staffing and Recruiting in Atlanta, Georgia: Trusted business partners Ebony Walker and Fritz Valsaint are looking to add to their years of human resource and engineering experience to build an innovative agency with customer-centric solutions for clients. Ebony is a Georgia native with more than 20 years of experience building her background in human resources and recruiting. Fritz is a bilingual entrepreneur with almost 20 years of experience running engineering, procurement and supplier operations for UPS. Ebony and Fritz are focused on serving the growing general staffing market in the south Fulton region just outside Atlanta and providing communities with meaningful and financially rewarding employment opportunities. With the goal of expanding with additional locations, they are thrilled to grow their Atlanta staffing agency with the Spherion family!

Ade Oyeyemi

Spherion Staffing and Recruiting in Los Angeles, California: Reverend Dr. Ade Oyeyemi has signed on to join the Spherion brand through his professional staffing agency in Los Angeles, California. As a well-traveled pastor who was born in Nigeria, Ade is entering the professional staffing world as a way to connect with the community outside of his congregation. He has chosen Spherion to open an employment franchise because our company’s values and culture best align with his passion for serving his community and changing lives. Together, Ade and his wife Kaylan will work as a team to grow their Los Angeles staffing agency and fulfill the need for employment services in the region. 

Shane & Tracey Franklin

Spherion Fort Worth, Texas: Shane and his trusted wife Tracey Franklin are excited to build on their strong business management foundation with Spherion. Shane brings 20+ years of business management experience through his strategic account manager role at Sun Belt. Both Fort Worth natives, the Franklins are relocating back to the region to open a Spherion office that will fulfill the need for general staffing services in the area. The Franklins will leverage their extensive professional network to launch their business and engage with the community. 

Business ownership is an exciting opportunity for business-savvy professionals like our new franchisees listed above. Spherion offers a proven business model in a growing industry. There are still numerous markets available for individuals like you looking for their next professional chapter. Want to learn more about the professional staffing franchise world? Connect with our franchise team to schedule an introductory call about franchising with Spherion!

About the Author
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Bill Tasillo

Vice President of Franchise Sales & Market Development

Certified as a franchise executive by the International Franchise Association, Bill brings a hands-on coaching style to his passion for helping new and seasoned franchisees grow their careers with Spherion.