About Spherion

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 financial potential of a Spherion franchise is undeniable. In 2022, the average Spherion franchise owner generated a powerful $7.4 million in revenue and $1.6 million in gross margin.* But the real value comes from building an enterprise anchored in your neighborhood with protected, exclusive territories that are yours to cultivate. As a franchise owner, you're not just our partner, but the driving force uplifting local businesses.

You'll be the face of the Spherion brand in your community. You'll prospect new clients, foster relationships, and get an inside look at your business peers' staffing needs. Your recruiting team handles vetting and prep, leaving you to make those perfect candidate matches. You're the entrepreneur steering it all: Managing operations and finances while charting a course for sustained growth. 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. 

Of course, you'll have the full support of Spherion's corporate team behind you. We offer comprehensive training, complete back-office support, and ongoing business education to help you run a first-class business. At Spherion, you're in business for yourself, but never by yourself.

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 our franchise candidates 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 the Coachella Valley. Then, contact Dan Brunell to get started on your Spherion path to franchise ownership!

Quick Facts About the Spherion Palm Desert Opportunity:

  • Location: Riverside County
  • 2021 Gross Sales Revenue in excess of $1.5 million*
  • Established in 2005
  • Top industries served: Hospitality, warehousing & logistics, manufacturing
  • 4.7/5 Google rating

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.

Market & Competition

At $3.6 trillion, California's GDP is the largest in the US and the fifth-largest in the world. The state has an unemployment rate of 5.3% as of Feb. 2024. California has recently been in the news for raising its minimum wage, meaning some active and passive job seekers will be motivated to seek jobs with more competitive wages. 

Riverside County is home to 1.1 million working residents. The county boasts more than $500 million in temp help spending with an estimated 15-20% of area jobs offered as temporary positions. A majority of Riverside County is included in our Spherion Palm Desert territory. 

There is plenty of competition in the staffing industry, but few companies have more than a single-digit market share percentage. Staffing vendors are critical to the success of local businesses, so most use an array of staffing suppliers. This leaves the door open for a new Spherion owner to establish mutually beneficial relationships and build a strong client base.

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 is bullish on that projection and expects employers' 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.

Interested in Spherion Palm Desert?

Contact our team today about taking over this mature, successful business in beautiful Palm Desert!

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Become a Spherion Business Owner.

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.

*This data is based on 60 franchisees that were open and operating for at least one full year as of 12/31/22. 15 of the 60 franchisees (25%) surpassed the average annual sales stated above, and 16 of the 60 franchisees (27%) surpassed the average annual gross profit stated above. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that other franchisees will earn as much. Please review Item 19 of our May 1, 2023 FDD for more information.

**Franchise Business Review survey, December 2023