HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - August 20, 2014) - On August 22, 2014, Michelle Bearden, Vice President of Franchise Development for Link Staffing Services will be speaking about franchising at the Georgetown USO Franchise & Small Business Certificate Program. USO collaborated with Georgetown University to offer a Certificate in Franchise Venture Planning to wounded warriors, their caregivers and surviving spouses. Led by Dr. Ben Litalien at Georgetown's downtown Washington, D.C. campus, the condensed six-day course will give students a comprehensive look at the franchise sector in an engaging and dynamic environment. Participants will gain both practical knowledge and analytical skills required to succeed in franchising during a series of lectures and case studies.

Link Staffing Services provides quality staffing solutions to exceed our clients' expectations. At LINK, approximately 13% of our franchise offices are owned by military veterans. G.I. Jobs magazine ranked LINK one of its TOP Military Friendly Franchises. We are a member of the International Franchise Association's VetFran program. VetFran was established by the late franchising pioneer, Don Dwyer Sr., to thank our veterans returning from the first Gulf War. VetFran has grown to include more than 325 franchise systems that voluntarily offer financial incentives to veterans seeking to become franchise small-business owners. Through the VetFran program more than 1,100 servicemen and women have become franchisees and more are being added every month.

About Link Staffing Services

Link Staffing Services provides staffing and productivity solutions to businesses and industry. Link Staffing's specialty positions range from skilled crafts and trades to light industrial, semi-skilled and general labor. Based in Houston, Texas, Link Staffing has 43 locations nationwide. For more information, please visit www.linkstaffing.com, www.linkfranchising.com or call 1-800-848-LINK (5465).

Contact Information:

Contact: 
Michelle Bearden
Link Staffing Services
1800 Bering Drive, Suite 800
Houston, TX 77057 
Phone: (713) 784-4400
mbearden@linkstaffing.com