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 2022


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: 200+

Company Owned Units: 0

States Registered In: All states

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

Spherion offers required, comprehensive role-based training for franchisees as well as their staff and branch representatives. Our program begins with pre-opening training as outlined in our FDD and continues through regular operations with up to 80 hours of operational assistance during your first month. Periodic training sessions address topics such as client development, legal requirements, marketing, coaching employees, and sales. This training includes hands-on experience with our technology systems, and can be provided in-person or virtually. We ensure our franchisees are fully prepared to approach their local employment market and succeed.

Spherion owners receive complete back office and technology support for all functions related to their temporary employees. We process employee payroll, including taxes, insurance and benefits required by law. We invoice the clients, manage collections and application of payments as well as the W-2 process at the end of the year. Our corporate office maintains, supports and troubleshoots all technology, eliminating the need for technical expertise and investment. Spherion's model allows you to focus on the business, not in the business.

Spherion owners enjoy a full range of sales and marketing tools to help promote their business, including: digital marketing, SEO & SEM support; sales collateral; print, radio, billboard and online advertising; social media content; target account programs; direct mail campaigns; salary data; thought leadership research; and community giveback programs. You'll also receive ongoing support from a tenured team of professionals-from accounting, payroll, and technology to operations and marketing.

Other Info

Spherion offers two distinct models depending on the market selected. They are:

Professional Market Model

Spherion Professional offices concentrate their staffing and recruiting activity on technology-centric positions including software engineers, hardware technicians, help desk specialists and project managers. We help local offices develop the expertise, knowledge, and connections to effectively serve private industry and the public sector with technology staffing that meets clients' needs for skilled, reliable talent. Besides the positive growth outlook for technology staffing, our Professional franchisees enjoy higher pricing margins than our general staffing model. While there is demand for professional roles in all markets, Spherion is focusing on professional franchising in the 25 largest U.S. markets. We also support IT staffing services for existing general staffing/commercial franchise owners. 

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. 


Spherion and the entire staffing industry is enjoying robust growth thanks to a rebounding post-pandemic economy and shifts in the labor market due to employees rethinking their professional priorities and making the leap into new, more fulfilling lines of work. Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on staffing and workforce solutions, predicts 4% growth for the overall staffing industry in 2022. Spherion is outpacing that projection and expects the demand for flexibility and scalability by clients to fuel growth through the rest of the decade. 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. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Spherion Staffing Franchise.

What does a Spherion Staffing Franchise Cost?

Spherion Staffing franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $143,100 - $352,475

Total Investment: $143,100 - $352,475

Minimum Net Worth: $200,000

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

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.

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


Item 19 Franchise


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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