AtWork franchisee Margaret Collins brings jobs and a voice to rural Virginia

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Farmville staffing agency overcomes education, distance hurdles Margaret Taylor Collins does much more than operate a temp or temporary-to-hire staffing franchise in a rural part of Central Virginia. She serves as an economic development ambassador for Farmville and the rest of her sprawling service area. It’s a logical extension of the job for Collins, who… Read more »

Declining work hours increase staffing chances

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It’s easier than ever to outwork everybody It’s easier these days to stand out by putting in more hours at work once you land a temporary or temp-to-hire position. That’s because the average work week in the U.S. has declined by several hours since AtWork Group opened its first staffing agency in 1992. As we… Read more »

Staffing changes since 1992: Three big things as AtWork observes 25 years

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AtWork weathered the Great Recession with gusto. It has prospered over the course of four presidents, and has consistently offered temporary and temp-to-hire employment to jobseekers across the country. In fact, the staffing industry was a consistent provider of employment during the course of the recession that gripped the country for nearly two years beginning… Read more »

‘That personal touch’

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Long-time AtWork franchisee dishes on changes in staffing services AtWork franchisees typically provide staff for technical, light industry and manufacturing companies. But Frank Sprinkles will also help you staff a Boy Scout camp or a dairy bar at a state fair. Sprinkles runs three AtWork franchises with a total of about 15 employees in the… Read more »

Expectations, far exceeded: Marty Luttrell, owner of 30 AtWork staffing franchises, doubled down on luck with hard work

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For AtWork Group franchisee Marty Luttrell, it was all about being in the right place at the right time. Luttrell had a degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, but was working as an industrial mechanic and couldn’t figure out how to put his degree to work without giving up a nice salary…. Read more »

25 years of success

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AtWork Group is 25 years old, and we’ll be celebrating for the next year! John D. Hall Jr. and his wife, Glenda, laid the foundation in 1992 for what is now a leading light industrial, medical and administrative staffing franchise. AtWork has since grown from its humble origins in White Pine, Tennessee to national prominence… Read more »

These skills pay the bills – and will continue to do so

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Technical and computer-based skill sets top staffing needs in 2017, and that is not expected to change for years to come. LinkedIn analyzed international job postings throughout 2016, and matched skills listed in profiles with the needs and jobs of companies that hired users. The popular job-networking site concluded that staffing demands are highest in… Read more »

The pros and cons of a commute-free workforce

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The “gig economy” has accelerated the growth of telecommuting, especially among younger workers and Millennials seeking employment opportunities through staffing agencies. Some managers have been resistant to the trend, such as Marissa Mayer, who famously banned the practice when she came on board to save Yahoo. But as the talent pool shrinks in an expanding… Read more »

Swimming in the summer labor pool – AtWork recruiting tips for seasonal hiring

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Millions of teenagers and young adults are looking forward to no more teachers, and no more books – but they are also looking forward to a regular summer paycheck. This pool of potential employees can help many staffing franchises bolster their clients’ seasonal staff during the summer months, when demand for employees in some industries… Read more »

Salaried employees vs. staffing agencies

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Business owners who are preparing for growth often look to hiring full-time, salaried employees for their most important positions. These businesses can save time and effort, however, by using the abilities of staffing agencies like AtWork Group to hire employees. What are the advantages of using a staffing agency instead of hiring salaried employees? There… Read more »