TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Nov. 10, 2016) - As we honour their service to our country this Remembrance Day, Express Employment Professionals, Canada's largest franchised staffing company, is encouraging Canadian businesses large and small to hire military veterans, saying they have the ideal attributes many employers are looking for in new employees.
"Veterans have the communications skills, work ethic and experience to make great employees," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals. "The best way to honour a veteran to hire a veteran. It's a wise choice for your business. It's the right choice for your business."
This Remembrance Day, the company is doing more to help promote opportunities for Canadian veterans with more offices across the country working to actively recruit veterans and participation in a job fair aimed at Canada's veterans.
To promote working with veterans, Express Canada is participating in a one-day fair in Ottawa on November 15, called the National Transition exCHANGE. The job fair is hosted by Canada Company, a non-partisan organization, which assists military members, reservists, veterans and military spouses to find jobs through its Military Employment Transition (MET) Program.
The MET Program has helped veterans find jobs in all industries across Canada; most prominently in the financial and consulting sector, oil and gas industry, trucking and logistics, aerospace and engineering, and IT/Telecommunications.
The program showcases the benefits of working with Canada's military men and women, who have vast experience with skills like planning, communication, management and the trades needed in today's economy.
It's estimated that approximately 7,600 Canadian Armed Forces personnel leave the Canadian Armed Forces each year.
Bob Funk, who has been in the jobs business for 50 years, agrees that veterans have a lot to offer employers.
If you would like to arrange for an interview to discuss this topic, please contact Kellie Major at (613) 222-7488.
Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than 5 million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. Express launched in Canada in July 1996, with a franchise in London, Ontario, and since then, has expanded and grown across Canada significantly. There are currently 36 Express franchises in Canada - five in British Columbia, five in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, 23 in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia.
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Express Employment Professionals ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and second largest privately held staffing company in the United States.