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11 11, 2022

AtWork President and COO Jason Leverant Elected to the Board of Directors of the American Staffing Association

2022-11-11T10:07:52-05:00November 11th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — AtWork, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise announced today that its President and COO Jason Leverant has been elected to the Board of Directors of the American Staffing Association. The slate of directors, including Leverant, was voted on by the board during its meeting at Staffing World®, the ASA annual convention and expo.

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its state affiliates advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. The Board of Directors, which is made up of representatives from both independent firms and national companies, provides guidance for these nationwide efforts.

“I’m so excited to be invited to serve on the ASA Board of Directors,” said Leverant. I’ve volunteered extensively with the ASA over the last 15 years to help elevate the temporary staffing industry, and I’m excited to be placed in role that I can have an even greater impact on this front!”

“In the midst of economic uncertainty and a historic labor shortage, the ASA and its board of directors will continue to highlight the important roles that the staffing and recruiting industry plays as enablers of talent and providers of talent solutions and services to organizations across every sector,” said Richard Wahlquist, President and CEO of ASA. “ASA’s volunteers and staff are excited to work with our new board chair, Threase Baker, as we focus on creating more opportunities for growth in the staffing and recruiting industry.”

The complete list of ASA board members can be found at AmericanStaffing.net.

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork, visit AtWork.com.

4 10, 2022

AtWork Opens New Office in Gastonia, North Carolina

2022-10-04T15:16:26-04:00October 4th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Leading national staffing franchise expands North Carolina footprint with new location.

GASTONIA, N.C. — AtWork, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise announced today the opening of its new office in Gastonia, North Carolina, extending the company’s overall reach in the state. The location is operated by Market Manager Don Monteith and is located at 839 Majestic Ct., Suite 39, Gastonia, North Carolina 28054.

“We’re so happy to see AtWork further expand in North Carolina under Don’s leadership,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork. “AtWork’s national success is a testament to hardworking staffing professionals like Don and the expertise, tools, and resources of AtWork’s national franchise network. It is no mystery why the company continues to rank among the best staffing franchises in the nation.”

Citing Gastonia’s strong local economy and a desire to provide local businesses and candidates with an elevated hiring experience, Monteith is confident in the success of the new office.

“I’ve been in the Gaston County market since 1995 and have been very successful in helping companies find a better-quality candidate by working with great people and being involved in the community,” said Monteith. “The area is very tight knit community with many opportunities and business leaders are always willing to work with locally owned and operated companies that support the community.”

The new office will provide staffing services to the manufacturing, warehousing, office/clerical industries, as well as focusing on government contracts facilitating temporary, contract to hire, and full-time placements. The business may be reached at 704-251-0275 or by visiting AtWork.com/Gastonia.

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork, visit AtWork.com.

9 07, 2022

AtWork Franchise Owner Jerry Bland Recognized as a Franchisee Rockstar by Franchise Business Review

2022-07-09T20:39:53-04:00July 9th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — AtWork franchise owner Jerry Bland of Raleigh, North Carolina was identified by franchise research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of 2022’s Franchisee Rock Stars.

Bland was selected from over 30,000 franchisees, representing more than 300 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research.

The Franchise Rock Stars were nominated by their franchise brand’s leadership in one of eight categories as franchisees who set admirable examples when it comes to leadership, business acumen, financial and professional success, and contributing to their community. Categories included: Giving Back, Women, Millennials, Veterans, Family-Owned, “Freshmen”, Top-Performers, and Multi-Unit Owners.

“Jerry is one of our top performing franchisees and an absolute star within our system,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork Group. “It’s an honor to see him recognized in this way and we look forward to seeing him continue to be AtWork for all of his clients and employees as he grows the AtWork brand in North Carolina!”

“It is incredibly rewarding to be able to help people every day find new and better employment opportunities, and in many cases help people improve their financial situation in very big ways,” said Bland. “My team’s passion to serve has fueled our success and aligns with our service model of being ATWORK FOR YOU! We’re proud of what our workforce and clients say about working with us, as it is humbling and drives us to be better today than we were yesterday. This nomination validates the “passion to serve” our team brings to work every day!”

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork, visit AtWork.com.

7 06, 2022

AtWork Opens New Office in Harrisonburg, Virginia

2022-06-07T09:16:37-04:00June 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Leading national staffing franchise expands national footprint with new location.

HARRISONBURG, Va. — AtWork, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise announced today the opening of its new office in Harrisonburg, Virginia, extending the company’s overall reach in the eastern United States. The location is operated by Market Manager Frank McMillan and is located at 1807 Virginia Avenue, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22802.

“We’re so happy to see AtWork enter the Harrisonburg market under Frank’s leadership,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork. “AtWork’s national success is a testament to hardworking staffing professionals like Frank and the expertise, tools and resources of AtWork’s national franchise network. It is no mystery why the company continues to rank among the best staffing franchises in the nation.”

Citing Harrisonburg’s strong local economy and a desire to provide local businesses and candidates with an elevated hiring experience, McMillan is confident in the success of the new office.

“After 25 years in staffing and employment across Virginia and the U.S., I’m excited to get back solely to serving the Harrisonburg market,” said McMillan. “My goal is to provide personalized attention for both job seekers and clients.”

The new office will provide staffing services to the manufacturing, warehousing, and office/clerical industries facilitating temporary, contract to hire, and full-time placements. The business may be reached at 540-617-0082 or by visiting AtWork.com/Harrisonburg.

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork visit AtWork.com.
For information about franchise opportunities, visit AtWorkFranchise.com.

30 03, 2022

BIG NEWS! FranServe Inc. and Angela Coté Inc. Launch an Exclusive Partnership

2022-03-30T10:35:48-04:00March 30th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , |

Angela Coté Inc. (AC Inc.) has entered into an exclusive partnership with FranServe Inc. “FranServe Inc. is truly thrilled to partner with Angela Coté Inc!” said Alesia Visconti, CEO and president of FranServe. By Rose Mango

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17 02, 2022

John D. Hall Jr. Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 List

2022-02-17T09:48:52-05:00February 17th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

AtWork founder and CEO recognized for exceptional contributions to the staffing industry.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.AtWork, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise announced today that company Founder and CEO John D. Hall Jr. has been named to the 2022 Staffing 100 list, compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts, his third inclusion in the list.

An acknowledgment of bold leadership, this year’s Staffing 100 list recognizes a group of professionals navigated the uncertainties of 2021 and are charting a course into the future of workforce solutions. The CEOs, entrepreneurs, technologists, operational experts, workforce specialists, innovators and more who comprise the list are taking strong action to ensure success for their companies and the industry through their business practices, processes, philosophies and people-first mindsets.

“The world of work has undergone a dramatic shift and the task of keeping the workforce motivated and productive has rested with many of the enterprising leaders on the Staffing 100 list,” said Subadhra Sriram, Editor & Publisher, Media Products, SIA. “Working relentlessly to move their companies and the workforce solutions ecosystem forward, these intrepid professionals have done what it takes to ensure the workforce solutions ecosystem continues to thrive.”

“In all of AtWork’s years as a leading staffing franchisor our focus has never changed,” said Hall. “We continuously work to live our mission of being ‘AtWork for You’ by providing industry leading support to our owners, customized solutions for our clients and training and job opportunities for our employees. I believe this focus on service will continue to carry us to new heights for years to come.”

“It’s truly an honor to once again see John recognized as one of the staffing industry’s 100 most influential people,” said Jason Leverant, AtWork President and COO. “His focus has always been to make an impact in the staffing industry for the good  and I think his track record speaks for itself!”

The Staffing 100 website, which includes the 2022 North American, Latin American and Hall of Fame lists, debuts this week. Those named to the lists are being honored during SIA’s Executive Forum North America: Faster, Better, Stronger Feb. 28-March 3 in Austin, Texas. The list is also featured in the January/February 2022 issue of Staffing Industry Review magazine.

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork, visit AtWork.com.

To learn about franchise opportunities, visit AtWorkFranchise.com.

10 02, 2022

AtWork Franchise Owner Raven Watson Recognized as a Titan of Franchising by Franchise Journal Magazine

2022-02-10T11:43:34-05:00February 10th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

HOUSTON — AtWork franchise owner Raven Watson of Houston, Texas has been recognized by Franchise Journal as a Titan of Franchising, receiving a Titan Award for 2022. The Titan Awards celebrate the many minority entrepreneurs, visionaries, and thought leaders throughout the franchise community. Franchise Journal partners with FVLCRUM FUNDS to present this prestigious recognition and congratulate successful business owners and leaders in their continued growth and success.

Although a newer addition to the AtWork family, Watson has been able to grow her business in a short amount of time, even winning AtWork’s Rookie of the Year award in 2021. Beyond her career, she actively works to help others in the Houston area find success. In October 2021 Watson founded Lynn’s Angel Foundation, which is committed to supporting female entrepreneurs as they launch and build successful businesses. Additionally, Watson participates in events like the Houston Chapter of the National Black MBA Associations’ Entrepreneurial Roundtable to share her knowledge with others.

“We are so excited for Raven to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Jason Leverant, AtWork President and COO. “From day one Raven has worked tirelessly to build a strong business that is well respected in the community. Not only has she achieved that goal, she has also served as an ideal role model for minority entrepreneurs looking to create their own empires. We’re incredibly proud to have her as a part of the AtWork family!”

“Stepping out to become an entrepreneur was one of the best things I could have ever done, not just for me but for generations to come,” said Raven Watson. “As a minority entrepreneur, I have faced many obstacles and I am grateful to have the support of the franchise community, especially the guidance and support of the AtWork franchise.”

To view the full Titans of Franchising list, visit franchisejournal.com/february2022v.

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork visit AtWork.com.
For information about franchise opportunities, visit AtWorkFranchise.com.
To learn more about Raven Watson and AtWork Northwest Houston, visit AtWorkNWHouston.com.

13 01, 2022

AtWork Announces 34 Percent Year Over Year Sales Growth in 2021

2022-01-13T10:05:55-05:00January 13th, 2022|Tags: , , , |

Continued commitment to service-focused culture helps expand client base and national revenue.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — AtWork, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing staffing franchises, recently released their 2021 sales revenue numbers, showing a 34 percent increase over 2020 sales performance.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic AtWork had seen several consecutive years of double-digit growth as the company continued its national expansion. As it was for many businesses, 2020 was challenging, but the growth that AtWork would experience in 2021 was already becoming evident as the year ended with a strong uptick in sales revenue. That trend accelerated as the new year progressed and AtWork consistently saw unprecedented sales numbers. Company leadership expects this trend to continue as they expand their nationwide footprint, with the goal of reaching over 300 locations, and $1 billion in sales, by 2029.

“We’re pleased to see yet another year of double-digit growth and we’re excited to have wildly exceeded our target 15 percent year over year growth for 2021,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork. “As always, AtWork is serving the needs of our talent and clients from both a business development and customer service perspective.  It is a direct reflection of our mission statement, to be “AtWork for You” to our clients and talent on a daily basis, and our growth is the result of this continued commitment.”

In addition to achieving such impressive sales growth, AtWork also sold 19 new franchise territories. This aggressive expansion into new markets will allow AtWork to continue to see tremendous sales results in the future.

“We are very pleased with our industry-leading performance for 2021,” said Craig Kirby, Chief Financial Officer of AtWork. “Our results consistently outperformed the industry throughout the year thus creating an optimistic 2022 forecast.”

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork visit AtWork.com.

For information about franchise opportunities, visit AtWorkFranchise.com.

14 12, 2021

AtWork Names Benjaman Hubbard Vice President of Marketing

2021-12-14T08:57:32-05:00December 14th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Leading national staffing franchise continues to expand marketing department with key hires and promotions.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — AtWork, an award-winning national staffing franchise announced today that Benjaman Hubbard will assume the role of Vice President of Marketing for the corporate office. Hubbard previously served AtWork as Director of Marketing, focusing on building an industry-leading team of marketing and content production specialists.

“We’ve had some great successes over my first few years with AtWork, and I owe the credit to my team,” said Hubbard. “I’m fortunate to be able to work with solid professionals both in-house and through creative partnerships with fantastic Knoxville creative firms, and I look forward to producing more great work with them in the future.”

Hubbard joined AtWork in 2017 and immediately oversaw a complete rebranding of the company, along with a website overhaul, and an increased focus on social media and digital advertising. Since then, the marketing team has grown to include digital and video specialists that produce a steady stream of engaging, often humorous content that is changing the way the nation views the staffing industry.

“I’m so excited to see Benjaman take the AtWork Group’s brand to new heights as our VP of Marketing,” said Jason Leverant, AtWork President and COO. “We’re making a tremendous investment in the marketing department in 2022 and beyond, and I’m proud to have Benjaman at the helm leading these efforts. As an integral member of AtWork’s leadership team, his guidance and support is invaluable as we strive to grow the AtWork Group’s footprint across the US!

Hubbard will assume the role immediately and continue to work from AtWork’s Knoxville, Tennessee corporate headquarters.

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork, visit AtWork.com.

23 09, 2021

AtWork Employee Li Yan Zhang Named a 2022 Industrial Sector National Staffing Employee All-Star by the American Staffing Association

2021-09-23T10:30:31-04:00September 23rd, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Knoxville, Tennessee based staffing employee honored for overcoming adversity as she established her career with the help of AtWork.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — AtWork, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise announced today that Knoxville, Tennessee-based employee Li Yan Zhang has been named the 2022 National Staffing Employee All-Star for the Industrial Sector by the American Staffing Association. This prestigious award honors a current or former temporary or contract employee with an extraordinary story of staffing success and who best exemplifies one or more of the industry’s key messages of bridge and flexibility.

After immigrating to the United States from China, Li Yan found herself working long hours in restaurants in the Knoxville area. Unsatisfied but determined, she continued in this line of work until the coronavirus pandemic upended 2020 and cost her a job. Unsure of what to do next, Li Yan turned to the Knoxville AtWork office who placed her into a production position with a major local plastics manufacturer. Li Yan took to the job quickly, earning the respect of her coworkers and company leadership as she continued to grow in her job.

“We’re so proud of not only Li Yan for her accomplishments and this well-deserved award, we’re also proud of our Knoxville team,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork. “Each day they personify our mission, to be AtWork for You, by going the extra mile to make connect talented candidates such as Li Yan to life changing job opportunities.”

About AtWork Group
To learn more about job opportunities with AtWork, visit AtWork.com.
To learn about AtWork franchise opportunities, visit AtWorkFranchise.com.