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Spherion is a North American temporary work agency[1][2] headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, that operates under a variety of brand names.[1]


Spherion was first known as City Car Unloaders, a Chicago[3] company created by Leroy Dettman in 1946.[1]

Spherion initially placed manual laborers in temporary jobs loading cargo.[3] Filling temporary clerk jobs was a service the company only later added. [3]

By 1978, the firm was doing business as Personnel Pool of America, Inc, and was acquired by H&R Block.[citation needed] In 1991, H&R Block acquired Interim Systems Corporation and combined it with Personnel Pool, creating a larger staffing services firm.[citation needed]

In 1992, the company changed its name to Interim Services Inc., and was spun off by H&R Block in 1994.[citation needed] Interim acquired a number of other companies over the next few years.[citation needed]

The company changed its name to Spherion in 2000.[citation needed]

The company was acquired by Randstad Holding in July 2011.[4]


Spherion has done business under a variety of brand names. The following brands are more or less current: Emerging Workforce,[1] The Mergis Group,[1][2][5] SFN Group,[1] Sourceright Solutions,[1][2][6] Spherion,[1] Spherion Recruitment Process Outsourcing,[1] Spherion Staffing Services,[2] Tatum,[2][7] Technisource[1][2][8] and Today's Office Professionals.[1][2]


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