About Spherion

A dynamic staffing agency on a mission to drive careers, grow businesses, and better the communities we call home

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 average Spherion franchise owner generated more than $6 million in revenue and $1.3 million in gross margin in 2023.* Spherion owners benefit from the stability of protected, exclusive territories.

Spherion franchise owners enjoy a wide variety of responsibilities and daily activities. 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. As small business owners, franchisees manage their financial information while projecting growth and resolving issues.

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 a Sacramento-area franchise candidate 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 Woodland, California. Then, contact Dan Brunell to get started on your Spherion path to franchise ownership!

Quick Facts About the Spherion Woodland Opportunity

  • Location: Woodland, Yolo County, California, about 15 miles north of Sacramento
  • Established in 1998
  • The standalone office building is wholly owned by the current franchisee and is also for sale
  • Industries served include agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and customer service.
  • Population (Sacramento-Roseville-Folsom DMA, 2021): 2.41 million
  • Working Population: 1.3 million
  • GDP (Sacramento-Roseville, 2021): $1.6 million
  • BLS-estimated Temp Staffing Payroll: $868.4 million
  • 4.4 Google rating

About this Resale

Become a Spherion Franchisee in California

Spherion Woodland is a well-established, well-known staffing and recruiting business in growing Woodland, California.

The current owner has successfully grown Spherion in Woodland since 1998 and is ready to retire. This office’s territory covers much of the Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto DMA. The office building, which is wholly owned by the current franchisee and is offered as part of this resale, sits in the county seat of Yolo County about 15 miles north of Sacramento. Spherion Woodland is strategically located close to Interstate 5 and Highway 113, making it accessible for job seekers to easily visit and for your future sales team to visit prospective clients.

This branch features established client relationships including several marquee employers. Current Spherion customers rate this location highly with an average 4.4/5 stars on Google. There are no HR or litigation cases pending with this location. 

The office comes furnished and equipped with all the needed technology. Existing staff who are experienced may stay through transition as well if desired. This office’s large territory encourages expansion potential. Grow your local network with the ability to live and relocate anywhere in the assigned geographic territory. Woodland offers a relatively lower cost of living compared to nearby urban centers like Sacramento, yet it still provides access to cultural and recreational amenities. This can attract employees and contribute to a higher quality of life for business owners.

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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. 96% of franchisees agree that their fellow franchisees are supportive of one another, while another 96% 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.


While competition exists in California's staffing industry, most staffing firms maintain single-digit market shares, leaving ample opportunity for a new Spherion franchise to establish strong client relationships. Staffing vendors play a critical role in supporting local businesses, with most companies utilizing multiple staffing suppliers to meet their workforce needs.

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 expects employers' stable 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.

Growth & Expansion

This huge territory offers abundant opportunities with a population of approximately 3.9 million. Woodland has experienced steady economic growth over the years. The city's diverse economy includes sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and services. This economic stability can provide a supportive environment for businesses to thrive. In 2021, the GDP of the Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, CA area was $160.5 million. 

Woodland offers a range of business support services, including networking events, workshops, and resources provided by organizations like the Woodland Chamber of Commerce. These services can help entrepreneurs like you connect, learn, and grow your business. Woodland has a strong sense of community, and residents often prioritize supporting local businesses. The presence of the University of California, Davis, and other educational institutions in the area contributes to a skilled and educated workforce.

Spherion offers dedicated support from a portfolio leader to help our business owners develop and execute a strategic plan that balances existing account management with growth that will expand your business and help you achieve your goals.

Interested in Spherion Woodland?

Contact our team today about taking over this mature, successful business in beautiful Northern California!

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This website and the franchise sales information on this website do not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. The offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. Certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. The communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. Moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.

*This data is based on 67 franchisees that were open and operating their businesses for at least one full year as of 12/31/23. 
Of these 67 franchisees, 18 of them (26.9%) surpassed the average annual sales stated above, and 18 of them (26.9%) surpassed the average annual gross profit stated above. Some outlets have earned these amounts. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that you’ll earn as much. Please review Item 19 of our April 29, 2024 FDD for more information. 

**Franchise Business Review survey, December 2023

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.