Spherion expands staffing and recruiting services in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City — Amid a surge of Salt Lake City tech employment that has seen a five-year growth rate in IT positions of more than 40 percent, Spherion Staffing has opened a local office to specialize in meeting the healthy demand for IT talent in the “Silicon Slopes” and partnering to give back to the causes that matter most to our clients.

Building on nearly a decade and a half of local experience to become a bona fide staffing and recruiting leader in Salt Lake City, as well as throughout all of Utah, the new technology-focused office is opening with the support of the market’s Spherion franchise owner, Ron Zarbock. Since 2007, Zarbock has grown Spherion’s presence in the state and regionally now to seven offices along Utah’s Wasatch front and Idaho’s Treasure Valley. Leveraging its skills and knowledge of the Salt Lake City economy and its strong reputation, Spherion is expanding its reach into IT professional staffing with a team dedicated to the technology industry. The new office is opening in Downtown Salt Lake City at 204 E Harvey Milk Blvd, arriving as a positive signal for the Silicon Slopes’ workforce and the local economy. 

“IT employment is thriving in Salt Lake City and we’re in a fantastic position to serve both employers and skilled technology professionals. The new office brings fantastic local tech employment insights to the area to support client company and tech consultant career goals,” says Rebecca Rogers Tijerino, President of Spherion, who has worked closely with the Utah team to launch the new office. “Spherion’s reputation locally is extremely strong and now it will be there to help further the reputation of Silicon Slopes as a growing tech hub.” 

Jon Eborn will head the office. Eborn brings insider knowledge of the local technology industry, brandishing leadership experience and tight connections to CIOs and IT department heads throughout the market. He’s also well networked within the independent IT consultant scene in Salt Lake City.  

“Silicon Slopes has now firmly established itself as a global juggernaut in the computer technology world,” says Eborn, who serves as Director for the new Spherion technology office in Salt Lake City. “And, the community is gaining even more momentum as several big tech companies continue to move in. Our new IT staffing office will have the backing of Spherion’s national team while utilizing the expertise of our local specialists who have years of experience in the IT industry.” 

As a tech leader himself who has walked in the shoes of employers and candidates, Eborn understands the type of voids that may exist in local businesses and how to fill them with the right talent. Similarly, he easily connects with skilled IT professionals to ensure they are staffed in highly rewarding positions that are aligned with their skillset and career goals. In turn, he knows what it takes to build long-term relationships with both stakeholder groups – employers and IT consultants. 

“Jon has a unique understanding and knowledge of the IT industry in Salt Lake City that positions the team well for success,” says Zarbock, who has led his Spherion offices to seven straight company Presidents Awards honoring their performance among all 200-plus Spherion offices. “It’s clear he has an innate passion for creating meaningful connections with everyone he meets. Salt Lake City is a tech hub, and we look forward to supporting Jon in satisfying Silicon Slopes’ IT staffing needs.”

Committed to supporting local owners, Spherion provides support for franchisees through planning and opening a new location, product development, ongoing sales and marketing support, technology, training and back-office support. As a pioneer in the staffing industry backed with 75 years of successes and an experienced leadership team, Spherion’s professional franchise model focuses on specialized staffing and recruiting. Spherion Salt Lake will also have access to resources from the world’s largest staffing company, the parent company of Spherion. 

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About Spherion

Spherion, a leader in the recruiting and staffing industry with 75 years of experience, brings the power of local to its clients and candidates through a network of independent and empowered franchise owners. Backed by the drive and stability of the global leader in human resource services, Spherion is growing and evolving to tackle what is next for the emergent workforce. The company recently unveiled a striking new brand identity that reflects its successful growth to meet the needs of client companies and the emergent workforce. It also revealed a new purpose-driven tagline, “Let’s Get to Work.” Today, Spherion services the workforce needs of more than 4,000 businesses and operates more than 200 offices across the country. 

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