Franchises Are All About Work
from the article)
Matchmaker, Find Me a Job?
Its not the
same version that the kids used to sing, but more and
more adults are calling on employment matchmakers and
staffing specialists to help locate temporary and
full-time work. For
entrepreneurs that means opportunities to become a
franchise owner in an industry where the demand has
been consistent for hundreds of years.
years, you say? Yep. Back in the 14th century – long before the kids
began singing the matchmaker ditty – private
employment services began in Germany.
The Napoleon era used staffing services, too,
French used employment services to recruit talent and
were paid for the empires.
Recruiters were paid “per head” to deliver
workers to an employer.
Americans followed when the first U.S.
personnel service, known as the “employment
exchange” was established in 1848 in Boston.
War I, employment agencies screened workers for
positions with war plants.
In World War II, the federal government
established the Unites States Employment Service to
help find jobs for unemployed people.
After the wars, employment agencies started to
focus on white-collar placements over blue-collar
By the 50s
and 60s, franchises had entered the market.
Employment Services Boom
career placement and temporary staffing are among the
fastest growing businesses in the nation.
Boosted by a tight job market that forces
employers to seek outside assistance to find workers,
U.S. staffing industry revenues should reach nearly
$160 billion this year, according to Staffing Industry
Analyst, the leading publisher of Staffing Industry
Newsletters and Information.
The increase more than doubles revenues from
1999, when the staffing industry generated $75 billion
- $64 billion from temporary help services and $11
billion from permanent placement services.
of the industry follows a trend over the last ten
years in how staffing companies are used.
Formerly, the services were used mostly to fill
vacationing employees’ positions and usually
reserved for replacing clerical help.
Now employment companies provide strategic
staffing and are used to recruit everyone from ditch
diggers to chief executive officers.
competitive edge for these staffing services lies in
their responsiveness, inventory of talents needed,
placement accuracy, training expertise, and quality
and range of services offered according to Employment
systems that thrive in delivering consistent quality
in each competitive area has long been a strong suit
of franchise companies, ensuring that franchised
business owners have the tools they need to be
Matchmaking for Every
Management Associates is the largest
national executive recruiting chain in the United
States specializing in retail, restaurant and
hospitality management placements.
Industry positions include store/branch level,
mid management, technical levels, corporate office and
executive level openings.
Entrepreneur magazine ranked
Systems in the Top four Recruiting Franchise
Opportunities and Top 400 of all Franchise
Opportunities in the country during the year 2000.
PMA enjoys success by offering a low initial investment, and
easy-to-follow system, potential six-figure incomes,
and solid guidance and support.
most industries, staffing industry franchise owners
enjoy success for their efforts.
According to statistics provided by
Personalized Management Associates, the top 20 percent
of the country’s search firms posted record profit
margins above 60 percent and most firms post double
no sign of a slow down.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a
58 percent increase in revenues.
Doesn’t it almost make you want to sing
matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a staffing business?