The LiNK Mission
to be our Advocate
The LiNK CoreValues
To Treat Each Person With Dignity And Respect:
• To empower, encourage and support people to make decisions to help us achieve our
To Exceed Our Clients’ Expectations Of Us:
• To recognize that consistency is critical to the achievement of our mission.
• To have a sense of urgency serving clients, responding to client needs, and meeting
To Be Committed To Continual Improvement:
• To enhance the value of our people by providing training and encouragement to
• To strive for excellence in everything we do.
• To encourage innovative thinking that will enhance our effectiveness.
To Do What Is Right Regardless Of The Circumstances
The Benefits of Franchising
Franchising is a wonderful way to go into business for yourself - without being by yourself. You don’t
have to be an expert at franchising or have industry experience. Because your growth affects the
growth of the franchisor, you’ll find a team of dedicated professionals willing and able to support you
every step of the way.
With a franchise, you are awarded a package – product or service, brand name and trademarks,
marketing and advertising, operations manuals and proven systems – along with thorough
training in every aspect of the business.
For that reason, Franchises are usually more successful. Only 2% to 4% of
franchisees of a proven franchise concept fail, whereas 65% of new
businesses fail within the first three years of operation*. This
access to proven business procedures allows a franchisee
to open quicker, experience success sooner,
develop a customer base faster, have less
risk and be more profitable.
America invented the concept of franchising. This
graph shows the significance of franchising to the
**Source: Small Business Association
Franchising as a
% of US Retail Sales**
The Staffing Industry
Today, staffing is one of the fastest growing industries
in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics, the staffing industry is expected
to create more jobs than any other industry over
the next ten years. As you can see from this graph,
flexible staffing has grown rapidly during the past
*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
The staffing industry is taking an increasingly prominent role as a
“labor market intermediary” between employers and employees. Over
90% of U.S. businesses use staffing services.
For employers, staffing firms lower the costs of hiring by handling recruiting, screening, and
testing. For employees, staffing firms provide income, flexible work assignments, and a bridge
to permanent jobs.
Industrial staffing makes up a significant part of the staffing workforce. Data from the U. S. Bureau
of Labor Statistics showed that the industrial sector employs more than one million people—more
than 35% of all temporary and contract employees—making it the largest employer of the staffing
Staffing Service Employment*
1990-2006 (in Millions of People)
Franchising With Link
Link Staffing Services is a strong, proven franchising concept. From our culture to our technology to
our operations, Link provides you with the resources to run your own business - successfully.
• Extensive Risk Management and Safety programs.
• Most comprehensive screening process in the industry.
• Proprietary screening tools.
• Advanced technology systems.
• Award-winning marketing materials.
• Exclusive market protection.
• Multiple-office expansion opportunities.
• 100% payroll funding, including all employer-related insurances,
for your temporary workforce.
• Computerized invoicing, collection and credit services.
• Innovative recruiting and retention programs.
• And much more!
As this graph illustrates, Link has seen strong,
steady growth since it began franchising this proven
system in 1994.
The Link Support System
As a Link Franchisee, you will have a strong team of support professionals dedicated to helping you make your business
• Our training department will guide you through our systems and procedures.
• Our systems support department will train you on our operating system.
• Our operations team will be there to help you turn what you learned into practical application.
• And our franchise support team will be there to address your questions and concerns at any time.
In addition to these dedicated support professionals, our unique system
boasts dedicated risk management and back-office support teams,
allowing you to maintain your focus on what is important - building
relationships and growing your business.
About Link Staffing Services
Since 1980, we’ve been matching the right industrial workers to the right positions with the right client companies.
Our workers go to work while our clients focus on building their core businesses. By focusing on the needs of
our workers and clients, Link continues to be the quality leader in industial staffing services.
If you’re an employer, we offer the right workers – Our comprehensive screening means our clients select
crafts, trades, light industrial and general labor employees from the highest quality labor pool in the
industry. They’re the kinds of employees our clients would like to hire, but with ours, they’re there when
they’re needed, and gone when they’re not. We also offer a wide range of other services, including Risk
Management services to our clients and franchisees.
If you’re an employee, we offer the right jobs – Once
an applicant completes our screening program, they
have many exciting opportunities (full or part-time,
temporary or temp-to-hire) with top companies
across the U.S. We also provide employee benefits,
skills and safety training, and much more.
If you’d like to open your own Link franchise, we offer
you an attractive program in a thriving industry with
a proven operating system and exceptional support
The History of Link
In 1980, Bill and Karen Pitts started Link Staffing Services with the intent to make it a place that both clients and staff
feel that their best interests are truly valued. It was this charge that lead them to establish the standards that make Link
unique in the industry.
The history of Link, as well as that of any success story, is defined by sound decisions that have provided the foundation
for Link’s present-day reputation as a quality provider of staffing services. Those decisions continue to fuel the growth
that Link has and will continue to experience. Some of those decisions are:
• The decision to establish a set of core values that are the basis for decision making.
• A commitment to a strong Risk Management and Safety program.
• The development of the most thorough screening process in the segment of the staffing industry
that Link serves.
• An early decision to advance and continually improve technology to enhance effeciences
and support client needs.
• The decision to franchise a proven system and grow nationally.
• The decision to continually promote a strong relationship with the franchisees in the Link
family of franchised offices.
With the experience and talent of an exceptional team of support professionals, Link has
developed a unique system of providing flexible staffing with a strong sense of quality and
dedication to meeting or exceeding clients’ expectations.
The Next Steps Begin Enjoying
one of life’s great rewards - being in business for yourself, but not by yourself!
Go through the Start-Up Process with
Link Staffing Services
Complete the Request for Consideration Every step of the Link
this form can be found at
www.LinkFranchising.com or in this packet
Franchise Award process is Step 8
this must be completed for further consideration unique to the individual. It is a Review and Sign the Link Franchise Agreement
selection process for you and for us.
Each Franchise Candidate is carefully
Step 2 chosen for their compatibility with the Link
Participate in a telephone interview values, goals and business model by the Step 7
to determine compatibility Link Selection Committee. Franchises are Awarded by a
We invite you to learn about Link and Selection Committee Comprised of our Key
take the next step to Department Executives
Step 3 Becoming the I in Link!
Presentation of the FDD
(Franchise Disclosure Document)
Accept an Invitation to Attend
a Discovery Day at the Link
Step 4 Support Center in Houston, Texas
a Franchise Representative will answer all of
your questions and concerns
Complete the Formal
Link would like to personally invite you to learn more about our unique system.
This year, next year - which year will be the one that you join Link?
Contact us today to learn more about franchising with us.
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Houston, TX 77057