Rapidly growing staffing agency Express Employment Professionals is seeing a spike in demand for offices across Canada as more and more job seekers and businesses rely on services from staffing firms countrywide. Both small and medium-size businesses benefit from services provided by companies like Express, and this factor has put the firm on an aggressive expansion path across Canada.
Currently, Express Employment Professionals has 37 locations across the country. They plan to open four more locations over the next three years, with the first location scheduled to open by the end of 2016. The company is eyeing Toronto, Vancouver, and Calgary as potential new homes for additional locations.
Ranked the top staffing franchise in the United States in 2016 by Entrepreneur Magazine and coming in at number 70 in the publication's Franchise 500 only affirms the business boom of Express. CEO and chairman of the board Bob Funk recently said the company was honored to place on the Franchise 500 again and credited the company's improved numbers to the headquarters team and the work of its franchisees. This achievement marks the 10th year in a row that Express made the Franchise 500 list and the fifth year it was named the top staffing franchise.
Express franchising vice president David Lewis also spoke about the company, noting that they are a small business with a great purpose. According to Lewis, each time a new franchise opens, around 600 more people are able to find jobs on an annual basis. In 2015, Express was able to put 14,695 job seekers to work in Canada, and the expansion plans will allow the staffing agency to help even more people and local businesses.
Express Employment Professionals: Fast Facts
Founded in 1983, Express Employment Professionals helps people find work and small businesses fill staffing gaps across North America. With more than three decades in the industry, the company has grown to become a leader in the staffing category. In 2015, Express generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record number of 500,002 people. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually across North America.
Express has two core franchise models for interested franchisees. The core model has an initial investment of $120,000 to $140,000, while the expanded model ranges from $170,000 to $196,000. Express has financing available for qualified candidates who are interested in becoming part of this leading company.