Our Story 

AtWork for you since 1986. 

How We Began

For more than 30 years, AtWork has helped entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership and financial freedom. Our owners are one of the largest providers of contingent and permanent workforce solutions in the country. With nearly 100 locations in 30 states, we put over 40,000 people to work each year, helping people build careers and growing local economies.

Formed in 1986 by John Hall and franchising since 1992, the Knoxville-based franchise has built profitable staffing franchises under one of the industry’s most recognizable brands. Hall first grew the company to eleven offices across East Tennessee and opened the first franchise location in Decatur, Alabama.

AtWork offices cater predominantly to the light industrial and office/clerical marketplace. In addition, we support companies by filling key leadership roles through our Direct Hire program. Today, at nearly 100 AtWork offices, we are supporting communities by helping job seekers find employment and businesses recruit talent.

Our mission to be “AtWork For You” is not just a slogan – it is a promise. We promise to put in the hard work, day in and day out, connecting people with jobs and jobs with people. We promise to listen, understand and anticipate needs to create a positive impact. That impact creates a ripple effect where employees thrive, businesses prosper and communities flourish.

A legacy of expertise and service 

AtWork has been solving workforce challenges and putting people to work for nearly four decades. We offer an extensive range of services, including temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct placements. Our team connects growing businesses with well-vetted candidates of all experience levels. AtWork’s expert recruiters help businesses stay productive and profitable by sourcing, screening and placing employees when employers need them most.  

Supporting job seekers on their path to success 

Over the years, countless job seekers trusted AtWork to assist in their job search. We have helped put people to work in a variety of industries and locations. Our candidates find more than just a job with us; they find an advocate committed to helping them every step of the way and empowering them to thrive in their chosen fields. 

An Award-Winning Provider

Staffing Industry Analysts named AtWork one of the of the fastest growing and largest industrial staffing firms in the United States. AtWork has been repeatedly recognized as an Inavero Best of Staffing Client and Talent winner.  

Committed to Entrepreneurship 

Since beginning our franchise model in 1992, AtWork has helped entrepreneurs achieve their visions of business ownership and financial freedom. Our corporate leadership and support staff are experts in staffing operations, recruiting, training, marketing, and more. This means every AtWork branch benefits from a knowledgeable team that is invested in its success.

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