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With an AtWork Staffing Franchise, You Can Do Both

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Join One of the Largest, and Fastest Growing, Staffing Firms in the Country

AtWork offers protected franchise territories in leading markets from coast to coast

For nearly 30 years AtWork has helped entrepreneurs build profitable staffing franchises under one of the industry’s most recognizable brands.

AtWork is a national staffing firm with 83 offices and annual revenues of over $250mm in 2019. One of the largest providers of contingent and permanent workforce solutions in the country, AtWork franchisees put nearly 50,000 people to work each year, helping workers build careers while growing their local economies.

Formed in 1986 and franchising since 1992, AtWork has decades of experience helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of business ownership and financial freedom. AtWork’s corporate leadership and support staff are subject matter experts in staffing operations, recruiting, training, marketing, and more ensuring that a knowledgeable team is invested in the success of each branch.

The Opportunity

A Partner with Experience You Can Trust

Our mission is to be AtWork for You: Our Franchise Partners. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur, or just getting started, AtWork has dedicated team members with decades of industry experience to help you build a successful staffing firm without having to start from scratch.

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Two Revenue Streams to Diversify Your Business

As AtWork franchise partners grow their business they have the opportunity to take advantage of two distinct revenue streams:

AtWork Personnel

The flagship AtWork brand, AtWork Personnel concentrates on filling temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire positions for clients across a variety of industries.

AtWork owners help businesses who are struggling with workforce needs, whether they're looking for temporary help around the office or to staff an entire production facility. AtWork helps control costs, manage risk, and eliminate administrative hassles, all while helping build their community by helping talented candidates get started on their career path!

AtWork Search

AtWork Search is our executive placement service, providing businesses around the country with access to top-quality professional candidates across a variety of industries and experience levels. 

AtWork owners source, screen, and place candidates, making hiring professionals simple and cost-effective for clients, while helping top-level executives find positions that they may not have been aware of.  

Investment Overview

Owning an AtWork staffing franchise is more affordable than you think. Potential owners need at least $125,000 in liquid capital and can expect to invest between $154,000 - $231,000 to get their business off of the ground. Need a little help securing funding? We have multiple resources in place to help make your dream of owning your own business a reality.

Here’s a closer look at how the investment breaks down:

Initial Franchise Fee $35,000
Internal Staff Payroll Advance $10,000-$15,000
Lease/Rent and Deposit $900-$2,000
Leasehold Improvements $500-$2,500
Office Equipment/Supplies $0-$500
Utility Deposit $5,000
Risk Mgmt. Reserve Deposit $600-$1,000
Printed Material/Signage $600-$1,000
Telephone $500-$2,000
Cost to Attend Training $1,000-$1,500 per person
Insurance Deposit $7,500-$10,000
Additional Funds 6-9 months $66,000-$102,000
Professional Services $5,000-$7,500
Advertising $5,000-$7,500
TOTAL $154,000-$231,000

 

Veterans of the U.S. Military receive a 20% discount off of the initial franchise fee

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Training and Support to Grow Your Business

From the moment a franchise partner joins the AtWork team they have access to industry-leading training and support from established thought leaders in staffing operations, recruiting, sales, marketing, and more. AtWork offers a multi-faceted training and operational support network that includes:

Owner’s Launch Camp

A two-day intensive session at the AtWork corporate headquarters designed for new franchise owners to familiarize themselves with the staffing industry and the AtWork model, while they are also working on the basics of getting their new business operational.

Owner and Staff Training Week

A formal week of training for owners and their staff members at the AtWork corporate headquarters covering systems training, basic sales and recruiting skills, sustained marketing of the business, insurance requirements and much more.

Field Training Week

A week of hands-on training with your personal Field Operations representative, covering effective sales and recruiting processes and techniques as well as the administrative and clerical duties that keep the business running smoothly.

Field Operations Support

Opening day doesn’t mean that corporate training and support stop. Each branch is assigned a dedicated Field Operations Executive who supports the franchise with sales and recruiting strategies, business coaching, unique training opportunities and more on an ongoing basis, in addition to an annual in-person session with branch leadership and team members.

Accounting Services

Running a business is challenging, but the AtWork Corporate Accounting Team is there for our owners to make it easier. With support services ranging from payroll processing, invoicing, client payment processing, garnishment management, tax filing and payments and more, we take the pressure off of owners so they can do what they do best; build their business.

Marketing Tools and Resources

AtWork supports owners from the moment they join the AtWork family by providing industry-leading tools and resources including a custom website, office signage and collateral, and pre-opening digital marketing campaigns designed to build an audience before the branch even opens. Through the continual development of high production quality video and print marketing assets, strategic plans, targeted local marketing and more, AtWork’s Marketing Team educates and empowers owners to maximize their visibility and reach within their specific market, helping them grow successful, profitable businesses.

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A Day in the Life

What’s It Like to Own an AtWork Franchise?

AtWork owners are hardworking entrepreneurs that enjoy an excellent work/life balance as they pair talented candidates to the jobs they need. Here’s what a typical day around the office looks like:

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Awards

For nearly 30 years AtWork has been a recognized leader in the staffing industry. Our continued revenue growth and national expansion have led to us being consistently recognized as a premier franchising opportunity by Inc. Magazine, Franchise Times, Franchise Business Review, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, and Franchise Gator.

Franchise owners are the backbone of our organization and their dedication to success shows. AtWork is consistently recognized as an industry leader by national sources, including ClearlyRated who has named AtWork a Best of Staffing Client and Talent award winner for five years and counting. Staffing Industry Analysts, the preeminent global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, has also recognized AtWork among its largest, fastest growing and best staffing firms to work for.

8 Steps to Ownership

  • 1

    Initial Interview / Presentation of AtWork

    An AtWork franchise development representative will contact you to discuss some major areas associated with becoming a franchisee. Items to discuss include: timing, proposed location, work experience, funding/available capital, and goals and interests. 

  • 2

    AtWork Franchise Application

    Once you have expressed interest in the AtWork Group franchise and both parties have agreed that we would like to continue the discovery process you will then be asked to complete our Confidential Franchise Questionnaire. This is a form to be filled out electronically and is completely non-binding, but gives us a better understanding of your ability to open a business. 

  • 3

    Due Diligence 1: Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Delivery

    By law, every franchisor must deliver to its prospective franchisees a copy of its FDD to ensure that the franchise prospect has all pertinent information about the company, business model, and every other aspect of our business relationship with franchisees. 

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    Due Diligence 2: Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) Review

    Most prospective owners will like to take a few days to review and consider the contents of the FDD. After you have had a chance to go through the FDD. we will set up another call with your franchise consultant to review the FDD and any portions that you might have more questions about or would like more information on. 

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    Due Diligence 3: Validation Calls with Current Owners

    We know that this is a big decision. one that requires a lot of due diligence on your part. In order to help you with this. we would like you to talk to the people that have been right where you are. We would like you to speak to our existing owners and ask them how they feel about being a part of the At Work family. Ask about support. training, and anything else you would like. 

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    Call with AtWork President and COO

    Next, we will schedule a call with you and Jason Leverant, our President and COO. Jason has led the AtWork team since 2013 and has been instrumental in making AtWork a leading franchise in the industry. You'll discus things such as background. goals. budgets. geographic territory, and next steps.

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    Discovery Day

    Once you've completed the steps listed above. we will schedule your Discovery Day. Our Discovery Days are a time set aside just you. to get all of your questions answered and meet the operations staff that will help you and guide you to success as an AtWork Franchisee. We will discuss the industry, the franchise. training, support. territory, and next steps.

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    Grant Franchise

    After we have all legally required documentation from you. we will draw up your franchise agree­ments for your execution. Once executed and returned to AtWork Corporate Office. you are now an AtWork Group franchisee I

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AtWork provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs across the country to realize multiple income streams in an industry known for its consistent, year over year growth. Want to learn more? Complete the form below to get started or call (888) 553-1745.

If you are looking for a temporary or full-time job and not a franchise investment opportunity, please click here to visit AtWork.com/Locations to contact your local AtWork branch!