SUU to Host SOS Staffing Founder at Speaker Series

Published: April 07, 2009 | Read Time: 1 minutes

SUU’s school of Business continues this year’s Wells Fargo Business Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, April 9, at 11:30 a.m. in the Starlight Room of SUU’s Sharwan Smith Student Center. This event is free and open to the public. The event's featured executive, Dick Reinhold, is the founder of SOS Staffing Services. 

At SUU, Reinhold will address his own successes and business perspectives in a presentation titled, "The American Workforce and Changing Employment Opportunities." 

Reinhold is originally from the Chicago area and graduated with a degree in business from the University of Kansas. From inception, he led SOS Staffing until retiring in 1998 as Chairman of its Board. 

After early jobs as a market research analyst, commercial banker and salesman, Reinhold started in the temporary staffing business in 1965. After working for national companies in the staffing industry for several years at the upper management level, he founded SOS Staffing Services in 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah. In just a few years, SOS had grown to be the largest staffing service in Utah. By 1995 it had grown to 43 offices in five western states employing over 700 staff employees and 100,000 temporary workers annually. 

In 1995, SOS became a public company and was listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange. By early 1998 it had grown to have over 100 offices in 12 states with sales of 200 million dollars. SOS has received many awards including “One of the Best Small Companies in America” presented by Forbes Magazine. 

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