Mom Corps Opens Franchise in Austin

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Offering flexible career alternatives during these turbulent economic times, Mom Corps is opening in Austin

As jobless rates across the country are higher than they have been in decades, Mom Corps, a premier staffing solution company offering flexible career alternatives, is opening a franchise in Austin.

Laura Stich and Ken Ross, the new Regional Owners of Mom Corps Austin, say the company 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 that enable them to balance their careers with their personal needs and responsibilities. With its expansion to Austin, Mom Corps is providing a service that is beneficial to both businesses and professionals in these challenging economic times.

“I know firsthand-how powerful the Mom Corps concept is, having struggled for a number of years to balance the twin demands of family and career,” said Stich, who lives in Austin with her husband and business partner, Ken Ross and their two sons. “That’s why we jumped at the chance to help others in this area find that flexible balance.” Prior to opening the Mom Corps’ Austin franchise, Stich spent more than 15 years working for high tech and telecommunications companies in a variety of product management, marketing and business development roles.

"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 Austin 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 Austin franchisee, Stich and Ross 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 that 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 Ross. “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 non-traditional 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.

Prior to joining Mom Corps, Ross was the Director of Sales with Health Industry Insights, an IDC company. While there, he was responsible for closing new business within healthcare and life sciences enterprises and increased business over 150%. He has been an overachiever in sales and business development for over 20 years with several leading technology companies including Akamai Technologies, BBN/GTE, and Hughes. He has consistently demonstrated success in developing new business opportunities, channel sales organizations, and expanding the value of new solutions and technologies.

Stich was the Director of Government Programs at Vanu, Inc., an innovative wireless infrastructure firm, and responsible for bringing in a significant percentage of the company’s revenues, driving business development and strategic partnership efforts into the Federal market. She has spent the past fifteen years working for a number of high-tech and telecommunications companies, including BBN Technologies, Inc., GTE, and Akamai Technologies, Inc., where she successfully led the company’s efforts to analyze and refine the service definition and go-to-market strategies of the company’s services into the federal market. She was the key player in the effort that resulted in the award of Akamai’s GSA contract with the federal government in near-record time.

For more information on Mom Corps in Austin, contact Laura Stich at 888-438-8122 x 220 or lcstich(at)momcorps(dot)com.

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

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