Posted 5/6/2013 12:00 am
You may have noticed that the Spherion franchise in Little Rock has changed hands.
Spherion Staffing LLC has about 150 offices nationwide. The Little Rock location at 11500 N. Rodney Parham Road was owned by David Walker since 2008.
Tammy Lensing, a Little Rock native, bought the franchise from Walker on April 1. Lensing said Walker was selling for health reasons; she declined to comment on the sale price.
“It was a great opportunity,” Lensing told Whispers. “I’ve been in staffing many years prior to this.”
It’s also not Lensing’s first business: She and her husband, Ken, own the Little Rock branch of CottageCare, a franchised residential cleaning company. Ken Lensing still operates that business.
The Spherion office in Little Rock employs three permanent employees and about 70 temporary. Now, Tammy Lensing is working with corporate to improve the franchise, she said.
“They do everything they can to ensure we’re a success,” she said. “This is a very successful business model here that David had, and really in the next five years I want to be doubling what he had.”