Job barriers fall for those with criminal histories and convictions

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AtWork can help felons reenter workforce Some 70 million Americans have a criminal record. That means one in three people in this country carry a burden that can be a barrier to getting a job. Failure to land gainful employment upon discharge from prison contributes to repeat offenses and prevents reentry into society. AtWork and… Read more »

AtWork Group Recognized as a Best Staffing Firm to Work For by Staffing Industry Analysts

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Leading staffing franchisor named to annual list of staffing firms with highest levels of employee satisfaction AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, has been named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2018 list of Best Staffing Firms to Work For, their first inclusion in the exclusive list. The announcement was made at the annual Staffing Industry… Read more »

Jason Leverant Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 List

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AtWork Group president and COO achieves fifth consecutive inclusion in prestigious list Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise, has been named to the 2018 Staffing Industry Analysts Staffing 100 ranking, marking his fifth consecutive year of being recognized in the prestigious list. Compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts… 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 glamour 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 »

AtWork can find the perfect fit

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If you are looking for a job or considering a career change, the statistics suggest you may want to be a statistician. Or if that doesn’t add up, consider becoming a mathematician. Those are among the top jobs in the U.S. right now, based on growth potential and salary. Newspaper reporter positions consistently rank among… Read more »

First dates are like job interviews: AtWork tips to soothe your jitters

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You can land a second date or a job, or completely blow it If a first date feels like a job interview, that’s because it is. Landing a job and having a good first date are obviously two very different things, but there are some useful analogies here that can help job seekers prioritize the… Read more »

As sober workers become harder to find, companies can help stem the opioid crisis

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Temp and temp-to-hire jobs not immune from effects of epidemic In the midst of remarkably low unemployment rates, America’s opioid epidemic may make it even harder to find qualified workers – or at least ones who can pass a standard pre-employment drug test. The failure rate for pre-employment drug screening is at a 12-year-high, largely… 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 »

Don’t confuse employee “onboarding” with new hire “orientation”

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“Onboarding” an employee goes far beyond a new hire completing reams of tax and benefits forms on the first day at a new job. And it should not be confused with “orientation.” At some companies, the onboarding process lasts a year, and it’s a critical time to assure both parties they made the correct employment… Read more »