U.S. Leader in Staffing and Recruiting Steers Summer Job Spike

Spherion Staffing today announced that Michael Pennington was awarded the grand prize of its months-long Spherion Works Sweepstakes – a new 2021 Ford Mustang GT on Sept. 15, mid-way through National Staffing Employee Week.

“We’ve filled thousands of positions for our client companies this summer,” said Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, President of Spherion. “Our offices not only met the increased demand for jobs nationwide but also offered some extra summer fun to our employees by celebrating their commitment to work with weekly prizes. Building on this momentum, we’ll be placing thousands of employees in new career opportunities during the fall and holiday season.”

The Spherion Works Sweepstakes hit the brakes on its nine-week run of weekly prizes, culminating during National Staffing Employee Week (Sept. 13 – 19), an annual celebration of the millions of individuals employed by U.S. staffing agencies. Throughout the summer, Spherion gave away more than 150 prizes to its employees. But more importantly, as a result of this campaign, Spherion helped nearly 15,000 job seekers find and stay at meaningful career opportunities and ignited a hiring movement throughout the nation.

“I’m honored and beyond grateful to be the winner of the Spherion Works Sweepstakes grand prize. As a car fanatic, I can’t wait to be driving around in a brand new Mustang GT,” said Pennington, who earned entries for each of the 9 weeks he worked as a warehouse team member over the course of the sweepstakes. “I’ve worked with Spherion for 5 years now, and the support I receive from the entire team is outstanding ⎼ it truly feels like a family. Growing up my dad instilled a strong work ethic in me that I’ve brought to my work with Spherion. My dad recently passed away, and I know that this car is a sign that he is looking down on me and is proud of the work I continue to put in everyday.”

A military veteran, Pennington has worked for Spherion since 2016, holding various assignments at businesses in the community. In his five years with Spherion, he has worked over 6,300 hours and has never missed an unexcused day of work or been late to a shift, receiving rave reviews from both the local Spherion leadership team and its client contacts. Pennington credits his work ethic to his dad, and has passed down that same appreciation for work to his 3 children and 4 grandchildren.

Throughout the sweepstakes, Spherion employees active on assignment earned an entry into the Spherion Works Sweepstakes for each week worked. Several exciting prizes were awarded across the country including MacBook Air Laptops, Apple Watches, flat-screen TVs, GoPros, Nintendo Switches, Apple AirPods, Grizzly Coolers, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and more! Embracing Spherion’s identity, the majority of prizes were in its signature orange, including the 2021 Mustang GT. Spherion is not affiliated with any of the brands associated with the prizes being offered, nor are these brands sponsoring or endorsing Spherion or the Spherion Works Sweepstakes.

To learn more about the Spherion Works Sweepstakes or see a list of final prize winners, visit www.spherion.com/works.

About Spherion

Spherion, a leader in the recruiting and staffing industry with 75 years of experience, brings the power of local to its clients and candidates through a network of independent and empowered franchise owners. Backed by the drive and stability of the global leader in human resource services, Spherion is growing and evolving to tackle what is next for the emerging workforce. The company recently unveiled a striking new brand identity that reflects its successful growth to meet the needs of client companies and the emergent workforce. It also revealed a new purpose-driven tagline, “Let’s Get to Work.” Today, Spherion services the workforce needs of more than 4,000 businesses and operates more than 200 offices across the country.

To learn more about Spherion’s services, visit https://www.spherion.com. For information about the Spherion franchising opportunity, visit https://www.spherion.com/franchise/.