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AtWork, a rapidly growing national staffing franchise, was recently named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its report on the Top Recession-Proof Franchises for 2021.


“We’re so excited to have earned recognition as a top recession-proof franchise,” said Jason Leverant, President and COO of AtWork. “To experience the success that we have and receive such an honor after the economic trials the country has endured over the last year is incredible!”


Franchise Business Review (FBR) provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. FBR publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises as well as in quarterly reports throughout the year that rank the top franchises in specific sectors.


More than 31,000 franchisees representing nearly 300 franchise brands participated in Franchise Business Review’s franchisee satisfaction survey between July 2019 and February 2021. From the research, AtWork was one of just 100 franchise brands to be identified as a top recession-proof franchise award winner and be featured on the list of the best recession-proof businesses to start.


AtWork franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions about their experience and satisfaction regarding critical areas of their franchise systems including training & support, operations, franchisor/franchisee relations, and financial opportunity.


“From our perspective, franchisee satisfaction is one of the most important factors to consider before investing in any franchise opportunity,” said Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “Franchising has historically performed well in a recession, and for people seeking to be their own boss, the recession-proof businesses we identified this year not only have outstanding satisfaction among their owners, but we feel they hold a strong advantage to outperform their competitors in the years ahead.”