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Recruit-A-Boss

Management Recruiters International puts people in their place.

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Good help is so hard to find. This axiom has created anever-growing industry-one currently led by RecruitersInternational (MRI), a franchisor based in . Just astart-up in 1965, MRI has evolved into a staffing-industry leaderwith nearly 1,000 domestic and international offices and annualbillings exceeding $500 million. While MRI is affiliated with anumber of concepts, we specifically explored theirpermanent placement services, franchises Management Recruiters andSales Consultants.

Management Recruiters and Sales Consultants franchises operatesimilarly, with one exception: Sales Consultants franchiseesspecialize in placing sales professionals. In both instances, MRIclaims to permit wide latitude to franchisees, and franchiseestailor their businesses to the industries in which they haveexperience. For example, if you were an accountant in yourpre-franchise days, your franchised location could specialize inthat area. The toughest part of the is not findingclients, but finding people to fill the open positions.

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