Mom Corps Opens Franchise in the Akron/Canton Area

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Offering flexible career alternatives during these turbulent economic times, Mom Corps has opened in the Akron and Canton area

As jobless rates in Northeast Ohio continue to rise;, Mom Corps, a premier staffing solution company, is opening a franchise in the Akron/Canton area.

Kimberly Symonds, the Regional Owner of Mom Corps-Akron/Canton, says, “Mom Corps will connect professionals in the area who are looking for flexible work opportunities with local companies who are seeking 'on-demand' talent to meet their changing business needs.”

Mom Corps provides companies access to top-tier, experienced talent ready to work on an “as needed” basis. Professionals are given flexible employment opportunities which enable them to balance a career with their personal needs and responsibilities. With its expansion in the Akron/Canton area, Mom Corps is providing a service that is beneficial to both businesses and professionals in these challenging economic times.

“Mom Corps is such a wonderful idea, it’s a niche market that is untapped in the Akron and Canton area,” said Symonds, “and bringing the staffing idea to my area is a natural fit. I am a Mom and I do believe a flexible working arrangement does allow a better balance for all of life’s many demands.”

Prior to starting Mom Corps’ Akron/Canton franchise, Symonds spent more than 13 years as an executive with several non-profit healthcare organizations.

"We are excited to take our business to the next level and continue our growth through the development of the new franchise program in the Akron/Canton area," said Mom Corps CEO and founder, Allison O'Kelly. "Franchising is a recruitment strategy to attract motivated, invested employees to Mom Corps and provide them with flexibility in turn." As the Akron/Canton franchisee, Symonds will have access to the company's web site, database, proprietary systems, methods, training and recruiting tools.

Flexible, on-demand positions are a continuing trend around the country. "Uncertainty in the economy is making firms reluctant to hire permanent employees," said Robert T. Sumichrast, Dean of the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia. "That adds to the demand for temporary and part-time positions, and companies are increasingly relying on these staffing firms."

Agencies specializing in filling part-time positions are doing well, reports Inc. Magazine. They predict this sector should continue to generate the most new jobs in the hiring industry. Agencies like Mom Corps who position themselves to take advantage of changes in the workforce by specializing in positions that offer flexible schedules are well-positioned to succeed.

“Mom Corps is a progressive company – what we are doing today is going to become commonplace in the future,” says Symonds. “I’m proud to be a part of this cutting edge movement.”

Mom Corps, founded in July 2005, provides professionals with tools and information to evaluate their career choices as they seek employment. In just five years, Mom Corps' roster has grown to more than 40,000 candidates nationwide seeking flexible work schedules, and its client base has expanded to several hundred companies, including many Fortune 500 firms. Despite current economic conditions, O'Kelly expects both to double in 2010.

Most recently, Symonds served as the first Executive Director of Wilson Disease Association International where she managed all activities of the organization including: all funding activities, scientific meetings, family conferences, and all services and activities of the organization.

Before joining the Wilson Disease Association she served as a Public Policy Director, for Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy organizing lobbying efforts from grassroots campaigns to national scale activities, including “Day on the Hill” and national photo display in the Rayburn Rotunda in Washington. D.C. Prior to this she worked for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Symonds graduated cum laude from Hiram College and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Ashland University.

Kimberly and her husband live in Wooster with their two children.

For more information on Mom Corps in the Akron/Canton area, contact Kimberly Symonds at 888-438-8122 x 222 or ksymonds(at)momcorps(dot)com.

Media inquiries, contact Nanette Noffsinger at nanette(at)burkehollowmedia(dot)com


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