Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
Mom Corps, a national, flexible staffing company, today announced the addition of three new offices to its expanding pool of franchise markets. Celebrating its 5th anniversary, Mom Corps continues to experience significant growth despite the still sluggish economy, thanks to increased client demand for access to highly skilled, flexible job candidates – many of whom are talented, professional moms – not readily available through traditional employment channels.
In just one year, Mom Corps has added 12 offices with New York, Boston, and Minneapolis the newest additions to already existing sites in Atlanta, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Northern Virginia, Miami, Seattle, Akron, and Austin. Mom Corps expects to add several additional franchises by the end of the year.
"Looking at the growing trend in corporate America toward flexible work arrangements, we accelerated our plan to expand Mom Corps into new cities and regions where we had strong franchise candidates with established professional networks," says Allison O'Kelly, Mom Corps CEO and Founder. “Since the launch of our first franchise office last year, our owners are flourishing thanks to the many businesses that are turning to Mom Corps as the premier staffing provider in the non-traditional, flexible employment space.”
Research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and The Families and Work Institute, along with respected industry thought-leaders, shows that the demand for temporary and contractual labor will continue to increase and is expected to drive future hiring practices. Since the beginning of the recession, over 80% of Mom Corps’ placements have fallen into the temporary/part-time category. While the company also places candidates in full time, flexible positions or part-time positions that often turn into full time jobs, O’Kelly expects the increased demand for alternative work arrangements to continue well beyond the economic recovery.
Labor economists predict that over half of all jobs added this year will be temporary, due in part to employers not wanting to commit to full time salaries with costly health benefits. While these workers currently represent 10% of the total workforce, that figure is projected to expand to 25-35% of the workforce over the next several years. In the third quarter of 2010, labor forecasts predict a 20.3% increase in demand for temporary workers.
“Businesses that can quickly adapt to this changing landscape and stay lean -- like many Mom Corps clients are currently doing across the country -- will be well positioned to attract and retain top talent while improving efficiency and managing overall costs,” adds O’Kelly.
According to recent articles in the Wall Street Journal and Kiplinger's Personal Finance, employers who meet changing business cycles and strategies with temporary and high level contractual talent are also seeing increased efficiency and innovation in their overall business operations. Employees in flexible work arrangements are proven to be more productive, creative, loyal, and happy in their careers as compared to more traditional employees.
“So many of our candidates are succeeding in their careers while also balancing work with life and family, thanks to the flexible work arrangements Mom Corps helps them find,” adds O’Kelly. “With the growth of our franchise arm, we hope to empower even more professionals to find meaningful, challenging work that also fits into their lifestyle needs.”
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In 2005, Allison O'Kelly, a cum laude graduate from the University of Georgia, CPA, and MBA from Harvard Business School, left her fast-track management program at Toys 'R Us to start her own business. Mom Corps was created to fill what O'Kelly saw as an unmet need in corporate America for access to high caliber professionals looking for flexible job alternatives and resources. Today, Mom Corps helps match corporate clients with professionals looking to re-enter the workforce, find flexible work arrangements to help balance work and family, or make a lasting career change.
In just five years, O'Kelly and her team have grown Mom Corps to a $2.5 million company with 55,000 active resumes in its database and hundreds of staffing placements and clients. With year end sales expected to surpass $3 million. Mom Corps clients include Fortune 500, small to mid size corporations, non profit organizations, and academic institutions such as: KPMG, Newell Rubbermaid, Home Depot, Georgia Pacific, The Princeton Review, and BzzAgent.
Mom Corps clients are committed to staying flexible for the long term and comment consistently about the high level of talented candidates Mom Corps brings them who "jump in and hit the ground running" to meet their rapidly changing staffing needs. Through Mom Corps, employers have access to full service staffing solutions, view resumes matching their criteria, and, receive highly qualified job applicants directly to their inbox. Once registered with Mom Corps, candidates can search and apply directly to active job at no cost, access professional resume services, attend Mom Corps University workshops, and find career development and job search tips, articles and information on Mom Corps' "MOM-ents" blog.
Mom Corps is WEBNC Certified and has been the recipient of numerous awards including the 2010 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Workplace Flexibility (Atlanta).
Mom Corps is recruiting additional franchisees throughout the United States and will help qualified individuals start their own Mom Corps business, leveraging the nationally-recognized Mom Corps® brand and its resources. For more information on Mom Corps, go to http://www.momcorps.com or call 888.438.8122.
Press contact: Kristi Perry, kperrypr(at)gmail(dot)com, 617.359.3633.
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