Buddy System

On The Rise

Franchising is fueling growth in the staffing industry-at least according to a recent survey by Los Altos, California-based Staffing Industry Analysts Inc. The results, which appeared in the company's Staffing Industry Report, revealed that the number of franchised and licensed offices in the staffing industry increased by 11.4 percent last year.

"This year, the office count was up significantly, which means franchisors were adding at a faster rate [than last year]," says Theresa Daly, an editor for the report. "It's a reflection of the overall health of the staffing industry."

Conducted since 1992, the annual survey monitors growth and franchising trends of staffing firms across the United States and Canada.

"Most franchise directors don't expect anything to slow down," says Daly. "The industry is growing in all directions."

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This article was originally published in the July 1996 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Buddy System.

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