AtWork Group Opens New Office in Raleigh

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Leading staffing franchise expands national footprint of nearly 100 locations into Raleigh RALEIGH, N.C. – Jan. 16, 2018 – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, announced today the opening of its new office in Raleigh, extending the company’s national reach to nearly 100 locations. The new franchise location is owned and operated by local… Read more »

AtWork Group Named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® List for Eighth Consecutive Year

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Leading staffing franchisor ranked 88 in annual list of top franchises, enjoying a 51 spot increase over last year’s ranking KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jan. 15, 2018 – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, has been ranked No. 88 in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list, extending their yearly streak for making the ranking to eight years… Read more »

Sitting vs. standing at workstations? AtWork recommends the middle course.

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When it comes to maintaining good health in the workplace, some say workers should stand at their stations. Other say there’s nothing wrong with sitting. The correct answer seems somewhere in between. Cornell University ergonomics research yielded the following conclusions after studying the virtues of standing vs. sitting for permanent, temporary or temp-to-hire staffers in… Read more »

AtWork Group Named to Franchise Times Fast & Serious List

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Leading staffing franchisor ranked 18 in Franchise Times’ annual listing of smartest growing brands KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Jan. 09, 2017 – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, has been ranked No. 18 in the Franchise Times Fast & Serious list, an annual ranking of the smartest-growing brands. In the midst of the lowest unemployment… Read more »

AtWork probably can’t find you a glamor job, but you can always dream

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How times change. What comes to mind when you think of a glamorous job? In the 20th century, the go-to answers might include private investigator, reporter, flight attendant, or even a pilot. The modern reality is quite different: Private investigators sit for hours on stakeouts. Reporters wonder if their layoff is finally nigh. Flight attendants… Read more »

Your interview attire can make or break the job deal

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Here are five ways to dress for success You know that coveted Black Sabbath world tour T-shirt you think is really cool and a heck of a conversation starter? It may be both, but an interview for a temp or temp-to-hire job is not the time to boast your heavy-metal cred. Granted, it seems the… Read more »

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 »