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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 27, 2007 -- Spherion Corporation, a leading provider of recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions, has been ranked in the first third of the 500 top franchises in the United States. For the 18th year since 1986, Spherion has been named a top franchise company and is #159 on Entrepreneur Magazine's 2007 Franchise 500® list. Published in the January 2007 issue, the Franchise 500 list is the 28th annual and "world's first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking," according to Entrepreneur Magazine.
Informing Spherion's president and CEO, Roy Krause, of the company's place at #159 in the prestigious list, Rieva Lesonsky, senior vice president and editorial director wrote, "As a successful business leader, you are an inspiration to the millions of Americans who aspire to follow in your footsteps. As the nation's leading business monthly, Entrepreneur is pleased to recognize your accomplishment."
Spherion opened its doors more than 60 years ago, in 1946, and its first franchise office a decade later. Leveraging a unique, integrated approach to meet the evolving needs of both employers and job-seekers, Spherion is the largest recruiting and staffing company actively pursuing market expansion through franchising.
"Spherion provides franchise owners with an industry-leading franchise development and support system that offers innovative marketing, business planning and account development programs, comprehensive on-site, online and classroom-based training, and ongoing support," said Sandy Mazur, vice president of the franchise program.
"We also offer special incentives to veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces," said Roberta Marcantonio, vice president of Spherion's franchise expansion program. "Entrepreneurs who become Spherion franchise owners are joining a rewarding industry -- the Staffing Industry Association estimates that the temporary staffing business will top $100 billion this year."
For additional information about Spherion franchise opportunities, contact Roberta Marcantonio at (800) 903-0082.
Spherion Corporation is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. An industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion® has screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs. Positions range from administrative and light industrial to a host of professions that include accounting/finance, information technology, engineering, manufacturing, legal, human resources and sales/marketing.
With approximately 650 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to more than 8,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing 375,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America's largest employers. To learn more, visit http://www.spherion.com/. For up-to- date career tips and trends, visit Spherion's career blog, The Big TimeSM, at http://www.spherion.com/careerblog.
SOURCE: Spherion Corporation
CONTACT: Gail Blount of Spherion Corporation, +1-800-422-3819, or