Achieve Your Income and Professional Goals with Spherion Staffing
Spherion’s franchise opportunity builds upon 75+ years of experience and a wealth of workforce knowledge. You’ll step into franchise ownership with an established brand and peer-supported company. Our goal is to be known for offering a pipeline of skilled talent and satisfying career opportunities while helping franchisees achieve ever-higher levels of income and professional goals. We offer single and multi-unit opportunities tailored for each franchisee’s goals and local market potential.
The average Spherion franchisee generated $7.4 million in annual revenue and $1.6 million gross profit in 2021*
98% of franchisees enjoy operating their business and being part of Spherion**
Be part of a nationally-recognized company
Enjoy access to training, operational standards and equipment, billing and payroll support, and marketing resources.
Reduce your business risk—we've been refining our business model for more than 75 years!
We have two business models: Spherion Technology, which concentrates on staffing information technology-centric positions, and General Staffing, which connects job seekers and employers in light industrial, administrative, non-clinical healthcare, educational support, customer service, hospitality, sales and marketing.
Staff is a business’s most expensive but valuable asset. Clients use our services to realize significant operating efficiencies and cost savings. This means there is demand for our services whether the economy is up or down. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the staffing industry is expected to grow 6% and reach a record $216.8 billion in total revenue in 2023.1
Contract workers represent about 8% of the total workforce.2 There's tremendous growth potential as businesses continue to adapt to changing workforce demands while managing their costs in a sustainable way. Our community of franchisees, recruiters, salespeople and marketers welcome you to join them as we expertly grow businesses through innovative staffing solutions in the communities we call home.
Why Choose Spherion?
Spherion offers a low franchise fee of $40,000. Our minimal start-up costs combined with operations, marketing, payroll and billing support mean you can focus on sales over cash flow.
Average 2021 gross revenue: $7.4 million*
Average 2021 gross profit: $1.6 million*
43% of franchisees met or exceeded 2021’s average gross profit of $1.6 million.*
25% franchise fee discount for military veterans and members of the Small Business Association’s recognized minority groups
You’ll step into franchise ownership with an established brand and a reputation of industry excellence. You'll receive ongoing support from a tenured team of professionals—from accounting and payroll to operations and marketing. We offer discounts for qualified franchisees and in-house financing.
Spherion has been a leader in the staffing and recruiting industry for over 75 years. We began as City Car Unloaders in Chicago, IL but now offer staffing and recruiting services in dozens of industries. While our company name and logo has changed a few times, our passion for helping people find meaningful jobs and for helping businesses grow has never wavered. Spherion has continually adapted to meet the dynamic needs of job seekers and employers so everyone experiences success.
Superb Training and Support
New Spherion franchisees receive more than 150 hours of training/support for planning and opening your franchise. Our corporate support includes in-person and web-based training for sales, marketing, human resources, and back office expertise. No owner opens their doors less than fully prepared to go to market.
Spherion also requires all new franchisees to attend our new owner boot camp at our corporate offices in Atlanta, GA. This one-week training curriculum reinforces Spherion’s proven operating practices, quality philosophy and culture while building your recruitment and business development skills in a collaborative environment with other new Spherion franchisees.
Once you open your office, we join you for 80 hours in the first month of operation to continue building your confidence as a new staffing business owner through sales and operations skill development. This additional in-person assistance helps you jump-start revenue growth while making room for you to focus on clients and candidates from the start. We offer concurrent training to your new and seasoned staff members to support their professional development and ensure a fast start to productivity and revenue generation.
Spherion’s training curriculum continues with monthly online events about technology, recruitment, compliance, safety, workforce trends and business development. We never stop assisting our owners and their teams with their professional growth in pursuit of ever-greater business success.
The ideal Spherion franchise owner is an entrepreneurial-minded person who desires to be their own boss with the support and resources a national company can offer. While we prefer some level of business experience, our franchisees come from all walks of professional life: business, finance, education, law, retail, sales, and more.
We have military veterans, first-generation business owners, and multi-generational owners in our franchisee family. Spherion franchisees employ a strong work ethic and collaborative leadership strategies to create a legacy while providing employment opportunities that better the communities they live in.
*This data is based on 56 franchisees that were open and operating for at least one full year as of 12/31/21. Fourteen of the 56 franchisees (25%) surpassed the average annual sales stated above. Twenty-four of the 56 franchisees (42.9%) surpassed the average annual gross profit. Your individual results may differ. There is no assurance that other franchisees will earn as much. Please review Item 19 of our FDD for more information.
**Based on a 2022 survey of 54 Spherion franchisees by Franchise Business Review.
1 “US Staffing Revenue to Reach Record $212.8 Billion in 2022: SIA.” Staffing Industry Analysts, Sept. 20, 2022, https://www2.staffingindustry.com/Editorial/Engineering-Staffing-Report/Sept.-22-2022/US-staffing-revenue-to-reach-record-212.8-billion-in-2022-SIA.
2 “Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey,” US Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.bls.gov/cps/lfcharacteristics.htm#laborforce, Accessed 5 Jan. 2023.
Minimum Cash Required
$143,100 - $352,475
Net worth required
Min. Franchise Fee
Ad Fund Fee
Number of Units
Staffing & Recruiting
Part-Time, Full-Time, or Both
Markets (States) Available
Spherion is recognized by Entrepreneur, Forbes, Franchise Times, the American Staffing Association, Word Staffing Association and FranchiseRankings.com. The Forbes rankings are based upon a survey of more than 31,000 recruiters and 6,900 job candidates and human resources managers who have worked with recruitment agencies, and do not reflect a direct endorsement by the publication of Spherion or any other professional recruiting firm.
“The Spherion name is recognized and highly respected for quality services. Being aligned with a world-class company that offers a strong, structured business model and an award-winning franchise support team allowed me to fast-track the growth of my business.”
Vicki Koon, owner of Spherion McAllen, Spherion Waco, and Spherion Brownsville
“The ability to operate as a small business with large corporate backing gives us a substantial strategic advantage over competitors in our local market. Spherion gives us all of the tools necessary to price, promote, and market our business in a successful fashion, while allowing us to make the final decisions on how to run it.”
Justin Kleemann, Owner of Spherion College Station, Spherion Bryan, Spherion Brenham, Spherion The Woodlands and Spherion Conroe.