WE are Australia's leading owner-operated labour hire and recruitment business network

Our History

Workforce Extensions was established in 1997 in the Dandenong Ranges just east of Melbourne by founder, Andrew Hibgame. From a humble beginning the business grew significantly and it became apparent that the reason for the company’s success was founded in the strong office teams.

To recognise the hard work of the local teams Andrew decided to share the rewards and franchised the offices to the office managers. This saw the birth of our franchising program.

In 2003 the business was sold to Keith Badger and Michael McTiernan. With backgrounds in franchising, Keith and Michael both believed in the power of franchising as a business model to deliver strong outcomes. Shared responsibility allows for local relationships with clients, while the financial strength and expertise of the Franchisor add strength and value to the whole operation.

In 2018 Keith and Michael retired and the business was sold to business partners Peter Miglic and Nigel Ashton. Peter and Nigel brought their extensive corporate backgrounds in civil engineering and construction, IT and commercial property to the business; and with them, their passion for people, ethical operations, smart business practises and their drive for success.

In our 25 years of operation, WE are proud to support a growing network of offices, all owned and operated by passionate franchisees who provide casual, temporary and permanent personnel to many industries across Australia.

Our Difference

Our difference is the personal service each of our offices give to people looking for staff, or people looking for work.

All Workforce Extensions offices are all owned and operated by locals in your community. The franchise model allows each office to focus their time on providing premium customer service to you, whilst most of the back-end of running their business is managed by the National Office.

As a client or candidate you are receiving the best of everything, you are able to receive the best customer service from a locally owned and operated business, whilst being supported by a National Office.


With us you'll always get:

  • Local knowledge
  • Passionate team members
  • Personalised and reliable service
  • Prompt responses to all requests
  • Ethical and safety focused operations

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