Astra HR Enters Strategic Partnership With JAN-PRO International

Jun 08, 2010, 11:04 ET from Astra HR

ROCKVILLE, Md., June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Astra HR, a national leader in human resource management, announced today that the company has been named the preferred provider of human resources management for JAN-PRO International, the number one fastest growing franchise operation for three years running (Entrepreneur Magazine).  The exclusive partnership provides Astra HR with unprecedented endorsed status for the more than 10,000 franchise locations internationally.  

As part of the agreement, Astra HR will provide a suite of specialized HR services that address the top issues facing franchise owners today, including workforce compliance issues, employee handbook and policy development, benefits and payroll administration, and staff recruitment and retainment, among others.  Additionally, Astra HR has committed to providing JAN-PRO franchisors with access to timely information and guidance surrounding the impact of the recently passed healthcare reform legislation, termed the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act."  

"Astra HR cares about its clients, and we partner with them to ensure that their most pressing human resource management issues are addressed.  Our mission aligns with JAN-PRO's commitment to providing its franchise partners with best-in-class resources to help streamline and manage their businesses," commented Michael Irvine, chief operating officer of Astra HR.  "Astra HR looks forward to playing an integral role in the way franchisors do business to ensure compliance, improve efficiencies, and increase profitability and performance.  We appreciate JAN-PRO's endorsement, and we are committed to generating results."  

About Astra HR

Astra HR is a leading provider of full service HR management solutions that is firmly rooted in their commitment to help clients maximize their people and business performance.  Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Astra HR has been helping companies to streamline HR administration processes and leverage their HR investment since 1994.  Astra HR is a portfolio company of Corstone Capital; a global investment firm with diverse holdings in industry sectors including real estate, distressed debt, aviation, business process outsourcing, human resources, technology and manufacturing.

About JAN-PRO International

JAN-PRO International is a leading franchisor in the rapidly expanding commercial cleaning industry.  In Entrepreneur magazine's 2008, 2009 & 2010 Franchise 500 rankings, JAN-PRO International has been ranked #1 Fastest Growing Franchise.  With over 90 Regional offices and over 10,000 franchisees worldwide, JAN-PRO is poised to remain the industry leader.  Learn more at

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