|Exchange:||New York Stock Exchange|
|Industry:||Staffing & Outsourcing Services|
|TrueBlue, Inc. began operations in 1989, under the name Labor Ready, Inc., providing on-demand, general labor staffing services. Starting in 2004, it began acquiring additional brands to increase its ability to serve the customers of the blue-collar staffing market. Effective December 18, 2007, Labor Ready, Inc. changed its name to TrueBlue, Inc. The name change reflects the Company's vision to be a provider of blue-collar staffing with multiple brands serving the temporary staffing industry. Its former company name Labor Ready remains as its main brand name for on-demand, general labor staffing services. The Company is a provider of temporary blue-collar staffing. In 2011, the Company connected approximately 325,000 people to work through the following blue-collar staffing brands: Labor Ready for general labor, Spartan Staffing for light industrial services, CLP Resources for skilled trades, PlaneTechs for aviation and diesel mechanics and technicians, and Centerline Drivers for dedicated and temporary drivers. Labor Ready provides on-demand general labor. Positions tend to be project-based and are filled quickly through a nationwide network of local community branches. Workers are paid at the end of every day. Spartan Staffing places employees with specialized skills into manufacturing and logistics companies. Employees’ skills are carefully matched to jobs for a customized workforce solution. This enables the customers to obtain immediate value by placing a productive and skilled employee on the job site. On-site management of personnel ensures full-service staffing on large accounts. CLP provides skilled trades’ people to commercial, industrial and residential building contractors and building and plant maintenance. CLP verifies employee skills and matches them to specific customer needs. This enables its customers to obtain immediate value by placing a highly productive and skilled employee on the job site. PlaneTechs provides highly-skilled mechanics and technicians to the aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul, and aerospace manufacturing and assembly industries. It also provides mechanics to other transportation industries. In-depth screening verifies aviation certification and specialized skills. Centralized recruiting and dispatch provides efficient and cost-effective solutions for customers across the country. Centerline specializes in providing temporary and dedicated drivers to the transportation and distribution industries. TrueBlue competes with several multi-national full-service companies, specialized temporary staffing companies, as well as local companies. The Company is subject to a number of federal, state and local laws and regulations regulating its industry.|
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