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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.

19 08, 2021

AtWork Announces Strong Second Quarter Sales Growth

2021-08-19T09:46:52-04:00August 19th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Second quarter sales easily outpaced both 2019 and 2020 levels.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — AtWork, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing staffing franchises, recently released strong second quarter sales results, easily outpacing not only the pandemic-affected 2020 results, but also those of 2019 during the same timeframe.

Though the pandemic heavily affected what was strong momentum coming out of 2019, 2021 has proven to be a year of explosive growth for AtWork. Over the course of the second quarter, sales were up 96% over 2020 and, more impressively, 25.8% over 2019. Over 70% of AtWork franchisees experienced growth over 2019 sales, a significant number given the trials of the previous year.

“We’re so excited that 2021 has gotten off to such a tremendous start,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork Group. “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.”

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

27 07, 2021

AtWork Franchise Owner Josephine Suryono Recognized as a Franchisee Rockstar by Franchise Business Review

2021-07-27T10:57:24-04:00July 27th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — AtWork franchise owner Josephine Suryono of Roseville, California was identified by franchise research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of 2021’s Franchise Rock Stars.

Suryono was selected from nearly 25,000 franchisees, representing 224 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research in the past 18 months.

The Franchise Rock Stars recognized were nominated by their franchise brand 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.

“Josephine is one of our top performing franchisees and a rock star within our system,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork Group. “It’s an honor to see Josephine recognized in this way and we look forward to seeing her continue to be AtWork for all of her clients and employees!”

“Our journey of opening an AtWork office in a very saturated market to experiencing the success we have now, despite the pandemic, has been very humbling and fulfilling,” said Suryono. “And now, to be nominated and selected as one of the year’s Franchisee Rockstars makes it even more exciting! Our success is truly the product of consistent delivery, excellent customer service, and a great team who are passionate and love what they do!”

About AtWork Group

To learn more about AtWork, visit AtWork.com.

28 06, 2021

AtWork Opens New Office in Lombard, Illinois

2021-06-28T17:26:10-04:00June 28th, 2021|Tags: , , , |

Leading national staffing franchise expands footprint with new Illinois location.

LOMBARD, Ill. — AtWork, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise, announced today the opening of its new office in Lombard, Illinois, extending the company’s overall reach in the Chicago metro area. The location is owned and operated by veteran entrepreneurs Shawn and Stephanie Bryant and is located at 2200 South Main Street, Suite 309, Lombard, Il 60148.

“We’re so happy to see AtWork grow in the Chicago area under Bryant’s leadership,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork Group. “AtWork’s national success is a testament to hardworking franchise owners like Shawn and Stephanie 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 and thrive in the country’s largest cities.”

Citing a desire to positively impact their community while growing a successful business, the Bryant’s goal is to become the leader in the staffing industry in the Chicago area. “I’m proud and excited to be a part of AtWork,” said Shawn Bryant. “Our client-focused team is ready to provide staffing solutions and becoming the difference maker for job seekers in the Chicago area.”

The new office will provide staffing services to the light industrial, clerical, healthcare industries facilitating temporary, contract to hire, and full-time placements. The business may be reached at 630-556-7593 or by visiting AtWork.com/Lombard

About AtWork Group
AtWork Group is an industry leading staffing franchise, based in Knoxville, Tenn. Providing temporary, temp-to-hire and direct-hire services across industries.

There are locations across 27 states, with the goal to reach 325 by 2029. AtWork franchisees execute region-based decisions that make a difference in their local economies to strengthen their communities. The company facilitated 50,000 hires last year. For more information about franchise opportunities, visit www.AtWorkfranchise.com.