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Our Company History


WorkSmart is Founded

WorkSmart Staffing was founded by Marshall & Judy Barnes in Greenville, SC – Created with Service in Mind

End of1989

Adskills Training

WorkSmart started AdSkills as a PC Desktop training module that was a breakthrough in the local staffing industry.

Mid 1993

Moves To New Office

WorkSmart quickly outgrew its first location at Greengate Office Park and expanded to a strip center near Howell Rd and East North Street.


Moves To Haywood Road

With continued growth, WorkSmart expanded to its current two story building off of Greenville’s busy Haywood Rd.

March 2009

WorkSmart Specialized Services

The Barnes’ opened WorkSmart Specialized Services to better accommodate staffing for a specialized department for a local food manufacturer. This business sector was officially closed in 2015, as the division was no longer necessary.

Jan 2010

John Barnes Joins Team

Judy and Marshall’s oldest son, John Barnes, officially joined the WorkSmart Team as a Customer Success Manager after completing his college degree in Supply Chain Management and Entrepreneurship.

Jan 2011

Acquires All Star Staffing

WorkSmart acquired the staff and cliental of All Star Staffing from a retiring owner.

Jan 2016

John Barnes Named President

John Barnes became WorkSmart’s President and Principle Owner, bringing new energy and 21st Century business practices while continuing to embrace the steadfast service over sales mentality.



With John’s take over and a growing staff, WorkSmart developed its new brand and logo with the iconic ‘W’ Swoosh and the intentional 3 Dots.


Lavonia, GA Office Opens

The WorkSmart Team begins growing – strategically. Our first notable mark is the expansion and creation of an office in Lavonia, GA; which services a large local distribution warehouse.

Greenville, SC: 864.268.1497
Lavonia, GA: 706.356.2219
Fax: 864.292.8453
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