PROMAN accelerates its growth in the United States with the acquisition of National Skilled Trades Masters

Northbrook, Illinois –November 15, 2022 PROMAN, the French leader in the temporary employment and human resources market, a 100% family-owned company, continues its expansion in the United States with the acquisition of Trades Masters, a temporary staffing company located in the state of Texas.

  • The Group carries out its 3rd operation across the Atlantic since its establishment in 2018
  • PROMAN expands its footprint in the US, the world’s largest temporary staffing market
  • In the United States, PROMAN has 55 offices located in 13 states

Exceed $300 million in 2023!

After Paramount Staffing in 2018 and TalentForce in 2019, Trades Masters is PROMAN’s third transaction in the United States, the largest temporary staffing market in the world.  In total, PROMAN has 55 branches in 13 states.

“Since June, our teams have been working under the PROMAN name in the United States, and we are really proud! With this acquisition, we are further strengthening our presence in Texas.” says Roland Gomez, President PROMAN.

With the integration of Trades Masters, PROMAN aims to exceed $300 million in revenue by 2023.

Trades Masters has 43 permanent employees in 5 locations in Texas: Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Last year, the company generated $46 million from 225 corporate clients.

“Trades Masters along with Proman Skilled Trades will offer us new opportunities and allow us to expand our footprint to other cities in Texas and the southern United States.  We share the same values: people, team spirit, performance and a fun company to work with and for!” says Gilles Tanneur, CEO PROMAN North America.

“It was important to us to work with a company that shares our commitment to workers, and we’re excited for our team to join the exceptional group at Proman.” adds Mike Witte, CEO of Workrise.

Strategy of growth and consolidation

Since 2013, PROMAN has been pursuing a proactive international growth strategy. The Group is now present in 16 countries on 3 continents: Europe, Africa and the United States. Applying the same deployment strategy as in France where it has 400 branches, the Group is pursuing a strategy of growth and consolidation in its new countries of operation. This steady growth should enable PROMAN to reach its target of €6 billion in revenue in 2025.


Founded in Manosque in 1990, PROMAN is the 4th European player in the temporary employment market, CDD/CDI recruitment. With more than 800 agencies worldwide, including 400 in France, and 100,000 temporary workers on assignment every day, PROMAN is the preferred partner of more than 45,000 companies in the industrial, construction, nuclear, pharmaceutical, automotive and hotel sectors. A family business with a human dimension, PROMAN owes its position to its values: people, proximity and responsiveness. In strong growth, the group outperforms its market year after year and has a turnover of 2.9 billion euros in 2021.

List of Counsels

Buyer: PROMAN (Roland Gomez, President)
Sweeney, Scharkey & Blanchard LLC
Philippe Y. Blanchard – (312) 384-0500 –

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Tim Irvin – (630) 368-3623 –

Seller: Workrise Technologies Inc.
D.A. Davidson & Co.
James R. Keckler – (310) 500-3863 –
Bobby Miscrak – (303) 571-6133 –

Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Brittany Sakowitz, P.C. – (713) 836-3313 –
Kate Rainey Willson – (512) 678-9139 –

Press contacts

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September 2017

NORTHBROOK, IL – September 18, 2017 — Paramount Staffing has expanded in New Jersey opening a new office in East Windsor.  This is Paramount’s 3rd office in New Jersey.  The East Windsor office will help expansion in the growing Central New Jersey region which has seen tremendous growth in the past 5 years with new Distribution Centers.

“The Central New Jersey area remains a growth area for Paramount as we have been able to partner with long term clients in the area”, said CEO Matt Schubert.  “We are excited about opening in East Windsor as this will allow us increased presence to employees allowing us to help our clients with their growth”.

Honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune® Magazine, Paramount Staffing, headquartered in Northbrook, IL, offers a wide range of workforce solutions for the industrial sector of the marketplace. These services include On-Premises Staffing, Skilled Placements, and a Certified Forklift Training Center. Based on a strong reputation for providing industrial staffing services for a wide variety of businesses, Paramount Staffing employs over 5,000 people daily across 6 states. For more information, visit

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Paramount Staffing Reaches Fast-Growing Southeast with Acquisition of TalentForce

NORTHBROOK, IL. — Sept. 13, 2019 — Paramount Staffing—a temporary staffing agency focused on industrial staffing—acquires TalentForce and expands its presence into the Southeast. The combined company will generate more than $200 million annually in revenue with nearly 250 full‐time employees serving more than 800 clients with 55 offices in 12 states.

“Our acquisition strategy has been to identify companies who focus on industrial staffing, operate in states which are rapidly growing, and most importantly match up with us culturally. We have found that partner with Talent Force,” commented Paramount President Matt Schubert.

With 31 additional offices, the acquisition creates a strong staffing arm for Paramount into North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois and New Hampshire. TalentForce specialties include Light Industrial and Administrative/Clerical.

Paramount Staffing and Talent Force are aligned culturally, geographically, and in our business model to provide outstanding customer service to our clients and employees,” added Schubert. “We are very excited about this partnership and the opportunities it will present.”

Both Paramount Staffing and TalentForce will operate jointly. Talent Force’s Chief Operating Officer, Bobby Walker, will continue running Talent Force and all current team members will remain in place.

“This partnership will provide more opportunities to build on established customer relationships and resources to create new ones,” commented Walker.

After Paramount Staffing in June 2018, Talent Force marks the second acquisition in the United States by Proman.

“We are pleased to welcome the Talent Force team in the Paramount Staffing family; this acquisition brings Paramount Staffing a very talented staff of veterans that will be led by Bobby Walker, COO of Talent Force. Bobby has been extremely instrumental in the development of Talent Force over the last 20 years and Matt and I really look forward to working with him and his team,” concluded Gilles Tanneur, Chief Executive Officer of Proman North America.

For more information, contact

About TalentForce

The vision of TalentForce is to become an industry leader by developing long‐term partnerships through a customer focused and solutions‐oriented approach. TalentForce recognizes each business has its own unique challenges and objectives. Its partnerships are established with a thorough understanding of customers’ business. With this in mind, a customized solution is developed based on the specific needs of customers helping to overcome concerns allowing clients to focus on core duties. As experts in the staffing industry for over 30 years, TalentForce has the knowledge and experience, to provide customers with the unparalleled quality service they expect and deserve. Visit

About Paramount Staffing

Paramount Staffing was honored as a Top 20 Best Company by Fortune Magazine and has been named a Top Place to Work in the Chicago area on multiple occasions. Founders Matt Schubert and his wife, Tina, have a staffing history background as Matt’s father (Larry) and uncle (Alan) were founders of Labor World (later Tandem Staffing) back in the early 70’s. Paramount Staffing was acquired by Proman in June 2018, which is also a family‐owned business. Visit

About Proman

Proman is a 100% family‐owned business operating with nearly 400 offices in the U.S., France, Monaco, Switzerland, UK, La Reunion, Luxembourg, Belgium and Canada. It was founded in 1990 in Manosque, France by Mr. and Mrs. Gomez. It serves the following sectors: industry, energy, environment, construction, logistics, transport, and tertiary. Its core business is recruitment temporary work, fixed‐ term contracts and permanent contracts. It strives every day to maintain and cultivate entrepreneurship.

Paramount Staffing Scholarship Winners

Paramount Staffing held a reception on August 1 to announce and award 4 college scholarships to children of employees for the 2018 academic year. Winners are:

  • Fabiola Avila daughter of Enrique in the Bolingbrook, IL office will be attending Denison University in Granville, Ohio as a freshman
  • Cara Hovance daughter of Scott from the Northbrook, IL office will be attending Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO
  • Kelly Vander Ploeg daughter of Mark from the Northbrook, IL office (a second-time winner) will continue at Hope College in Holland, MI
  • Ana Vazquez daughter of Juan from the Des Plaines, IL office will continue at Lee University School of Nursing in Cleveland TN

Pictured below from left to right are: Enrique Avila, Fabiola Avila, winner Fabiola Avila, winner Kelly Vander Ploeg, Mark Vander Ploeg, Scott Hovance holding a picture of daughter Cara who was unable to attend and Matt Schubert, President of Paramount. Also unable to attend was Ana Vazquez and father Juan.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Paramount Staffing Scholarship Winners 2018

French Staffing Provider Entering US Market with Acquisition of Illinois-Based Firm

Press Release – Paramount Staffing, a Northbrook, Ill-based industrial staffing firm that ranked on the list of largest US staffing firms, was acquired by Proman Group, effective June 18. The Paramount Staffing brand will remain, and its executives and team members will stay in their current positions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Proman is based in France, and did not previously have a US presence. It plans to use Paramount as its platform for future US growth.

“The companies match up perfectly from a cultural standpoint, growth strategy, and outlook of the staffing industry,” Paramount owner Matt Schubert said. “The acquisition will create tremendous opportunities for our team members as we look to expand to more cities throughout the country.”

Schubert and his wife Tina launched Paramount in 1998 in Memphis, Tenn. The company then expanded into Illinois, opening seven additional offices over the next seven years.

Paramount ranked No. 117 on SIA’s list of largest US staffing firms last year based on reported revenue of $131 million for 2016.

Proman Group, founded in 1990 by CEO Roland Gomez and his wife, reported $1.8 billion of revenue in 2017 and operates 350 offices in France, Monaco, Switzerland, UK, La Reunion, Mayotte, Luxembourg, Belgium and Canada. The company provides general and professional staffing to the industrial, skilled trades, construction and professional sectors. It currently employs 45,000 temporary workers.

“The Paramount Staffing acquisition is a major milestone for Proman to access the largest staffing market in the world and we are delighted Matt and Tina along with [Proman North America CEO] Gilles Tanneur will spearhead Proman’s expansion in the US,” Gomez said.

Tanneur was Proman’s sole employee in the US prior to the acquisition. His main focus is to identify acquisition opportunities going forward. Additionally, he will work with Paramount Staffing teams to assist in developing and maintaining accounts.

See this article here.

How To Drive in Snowy Conditions

Driving in the snow can be a super stressful situation, with 17% of all weather-related vehicle crashes being caused by snowy conditions. Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you have no other choice than to drive, even when it’s snowing out. Luckily, with a little preparation and an understanding of your car and how snow affects the road, you can prevent yourself from getting into a crash and stay safe while driving in the snow.

Here are three methods on how to safely drive in the snow.

First Method

1. Accelerate, decelerate, and turn much slower than normal. When you’re driving in snowy conditions, you should take your time because your vehicle may take longer to react than usual. Slowly applying the gas and gradually accelerating is the best way to gain traction when you lose traction in your rear tires. While you’re driving, decelerating abruptly or making sharp turns at a high rate of speed may cause you to lose control of your vehicle.

  • Try to maintain a speed of 45 mph (72 kilometers) or less.
  • Anticipate times where you’ll have to stop and decelerate slowly, far in advance of where you have to stop.
  • Test your car’s accelerating, braking, and turning abilities on a clear stretch of road before driving to your destination.

2. Use your headlights. Test your lights before starting your trip in the snow. Make sure that they are visible from the outside and remove any of the built up snow that may be obscuring them. Use your lights during the daytime when it’s snowing because visibility is worse for all drivers on the road.

  • Test your headlights and brake lights once a month to ensure that they are operational.

3. Accelerate steadily when going up hills and don’t stop. Don’t try to power quickly up a hill by slamming the gas pedal because it may cause a spinout. Try to gain momentum and use it to get up the hill. Don’t stop while going up a hill because your car could get stuck in the snow.

  • When you are coming up on a crest of a hill remember to decelerate steadily in advance. You don’t want to go fast on a downward slope because you could lose control of your vehicle.

4. Increase your following distance from other vehicles. Following closely behind someone could cause an accident if you have to brake abruptly. Under snowy conditions, it’s recommended you stay 100 feet (30 meters) behind the car in front of you.

  • Pay close attention to the brake lights on the vehicle in front of you in case you have to come to a sudden stop.

5. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. While you should always be alert while you’re driving, it’s even more important to do so when driving in snowy conditions. Practice defensive driving and pay attention to other drivers on the road.

  • Other drivers may not have the same level of skill when it comes to driving in snow, so they may lose control of their vehicle and cause a collision with your car or truck.
  • Keep your radio turned down so you can hear if other cars are losing control or are honking their horns.

Click Here to see the other two methods of how to safely drive in snowy conditions

6 Ways to Stay on Budget During the Holidays

The holidays are here, and for many, it’s a season of spending.

If you’re worried about the pressure to spend on the most amazing gifts this holiday season while staying within your budget, the following tips will help you deal.

1. Institute a Spending Limit

One of the easiest ways to make sure you stay on budget is to limit how much you spend on gifts.

 You can set these limits in a variety of ways. For example, maybe you decide to only spend $100 per family, or $50 per couple, or $25 per individual. Maybe you and your partner agree to only spend a maximum of $200 on each other. If you have kids, perhaps you decide to only spend $100 on them. The numbers don’t matter.

You might think it’s trivial to say you can only spend $10 on all of your nieces and nephews, but if you have 10 to buy for, that adds up!

2. Make a List and Check It Twice

Once you have your spending limits in place, it helps to create a list of gifts and what they cost so you can make sure you’re sticking to those limits.

It can look something like this:

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Partner — $100:

  • Shoes: $40
  • Coffee mug: $10
  • Sports jersey: $50

Mom — $50:

  • Candles: $20
  • Slippers: $20
  • Nail polish: $10

Dad — $50:

  • Trilogy book series: $25
  • Coat: $25

Sister — $25:

  • T-shirt: $15
  • Bracelet: $10

3. Use the 4 Gift Rule

This is popular with parents for kids, but you can apply it to anyone.The key is to get something:

  1. They want
  2. They need
  3. They can wear
  4. They can read

And that’s it. You can use this in conjunction with your spending limits, but it also puts a limit on how many presents you can buy, which can help you focus your spending.

By focusing your efforts on these four areas, you can set expectations for the holidays going forward, which means less stress year-after-year!

4. Suggest a Gift Exchange

This works well for people who have huge families. It’s one thing if you have 5 or 10 people to buy gifts for, but buying gifts for 30+ people is a different beast. Your spending can very easily get out of hand when it comes to having that many people to keep track of!

So instead, try suggesting to your family that you all get together for a simple gift exchange. Each person brings one gift valued at $X, and you do the holiday grab-bag style.

5. Try a Giftless Holiday Experience

Some people get so caught up in the consumerism of the holidays that they forget what this time is all about: spending time with loved ones, kindness, and gratitude.

You can still experience holiday cheer by volunteering or donating during the holidays. For example, many places accept volunteers the morning or day of Christmas to help with activities such as meals and community events.

The point is you can create new holiday traditions that aren’t centered on presents. Maybe youand your family simply get together and have a meal, watch a movie, or play games. There’s nothing wrong with having unconventional traditions that focus more on giving than receiving.

6. Take the DIY Route

If your family doesn’t take to the gift-less or less-gifts suggestion, you can always save money by making presents yourself. This tends to be more thoughtful, and you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a nice present.

Since you can go down a rabbit hole of making all these presents, try sticking to one and buy your materials in bulk. It will be cheaper that way, and although DIY costs more of your time, it’s usually more fulfilling and less stressful.

Read the full article by Paula Pant here

New Years Job Fair

Paramount Staffing is looking for you!
Come into our Naperville office and experience the Paramount Advantage

1552 North Aurora Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563

New Year – New Career!
Come-in in 2017 and leave with work for 2018. Just like magic!
On-the-Spot job offerings for qualified candidates.
We’ll have a special End-Of-Year raffle. Ask for details at the event.

Be a part of this wonderful opportunity. Our clients offer a variety of incentives from production, to attendance, to raffles, and more. Ask for details at the event.

We have a variety of job opportunities with pay rates ranging between $10.00 and $15.00 per hour

We need your expertise for the following job opportunities:
-Forklift Operator
-Machine Tenders
-Loader / Unloaders
and more!

Make your career move today to these areas
* Aurora, Illinois
* Naperville, Illinois

We have all shifts available with a variety of start and end times.

We have part-time, full-time, temp-to-hire and seasonal job opportunities for you.

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