Spherion Staffing

A recognized staffing industry leader, Spherion offers a franchise opportunity founded on 75 years of experience and a wealth of workforce knowledge. With a nationwide network of more than 200 locally-owned offices, Spherion franchisees deliver recruiting, staffing and workforce support services that drive careers, grow businesses, and better the communities we call home. 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. Backed by the drive and stability of the global leader in HR services, Spherion puts the power of local to work to help you thrive in the emerging workforce.

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Spherion Staffing


Spherion Staffing Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2024


When you become a Spherion franchisee, you'll join one of the most vibrant and resourceful owner communities. Regularly sharing ideas, success stories and best practices is a big part of what makes this opportunity so rewarding. Surrounded by 80+ fellow owners, you'll have access to a wealth of insight and experience that will help you build your business and overcome any challenge that comes your way. The camaraderie and support you'll receive from the Spherion owner community is second to none!

A recognized staffing leader, Spherion is a business founded on 70 years of experience and a wealth of workforce knowledge. You'll step into ownership with an established brand and a reputation of excellence in the industry. You'll also receive ongoing support from a tenured team of professionals-from accounting, payroll and technology, to operations and marketing.

Spherion is proud to be recognized by Franchise Research Institute as a World-Class Franchise for the past 9 years. To be considered a World-Class Franchise, organizations must demonstrate that they are endorsed by their franchise owners through FRI's scientific, confidential, third-party surveys. We welcome all interested parties to download the FRI data from their website and upon receipt of our FDD contact any members of our owner community to hear their first-hand experience with Spherion.

If business ownership is your desire, perhaps staffing and Spherion offers the blend of opportunity, quality of life and low investment you're looking for. Contact your IFPG Broker or Spherion to learn more.

Company Details

Established: 1946

First Unit Franchised: 1957

Franchised Units: 221

Company Owned Units: 0

States Registered In: All states

Registered in each state requiring individual registration including: California, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Wisconsin

Canadian Franchises: No

International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Spherion Staffing

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes. Spherion offers internal financial support for qualified applicants.

Site Selection Assistance: Yes. We engage our real estate resources to assist new franchisees with finding office space.

Lease Negotiation Assistance: No

Recruiting Assistance: Yes

Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training & Support:

New Spherion franchisees receive more than 380 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 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.

General Staffing / Commercial Model

Spherion's general staffing model is available in many mid-sized cities and towns as well as some rural areas. Spherion commercial office franchisees primarily support light industrial and administrative positions and, in some markets, professional staffing and recruiting as well. General staffing market geographies typically cover single or multiple counties. Spherion general staffing office locations are most commonly located in shopping centers anchored by a landmark like a grocery store or bank. The general staffing model always starts with one office. However, franchisees often have the opportunity to open multiple offices to provide better coverage of assigned or expanded territory. 


Staffing vendors are critical to businesses, so most use multiple suppliers. This leaves the door open for a Spherion owner to steal market share. SIA predicts the US staffing industry (excluding nurse staffing) will reach $184.6 billion in 2024. Spherion is bullish on that projection. We expect employers' demand for flexibility and scalability to continue fueling demand for our services.

Our strong candidate-client relationships and exceptional service backed by the resources of the global leader in human resources allows Spherion to cater to the ever-changing demands of America's workforce. 

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Spherion Staffing Franchise.

What does a Spherion Staffing Franchise Cost?

Spherion Staffing franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $214,325 - $471,975

Total Investment: $214,325 - $471,975

Minimum Net Worth: $300,000

Franchise Fee: $40,000

Royalty: N/A

Required advertising contribution: 0.25% of revenue

Average Number of Employees: 4

Item 19: Yes

Visa Candidates: No

Passive Ownership: No

Home-Based: No

B2B: Yes

Master Franchise Opportunities: No

Veteran Discount: Yes

SBA-Recognized Minorities Discount: Yes

Is Spherion Staffing a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Spherion Staffing is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Spherion Staffing a Home Based franchise?

No. Spherion Staffing is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Spherion Staffing Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Spherion Staffing franchisees make. Spherion Staffing offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Spherion Staffing a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Spherion Staffing is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Spherion Staffing Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Spherion Staffing franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Spherion Staffing Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Spherion Staffing franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Spherion Staffing Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Spherion Staffing franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Spherion Staffing Looking for International franchisees?

No. Spherion Staffing franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Where can I see Spherion Staffing's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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Additional Information

Additional Categories

Employment & Personnel, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


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Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Spherion Staffing Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Spherion Staffing franchises for sale. We may have Spherion Staffing franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

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