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Patrice & Associates Welcomes First Regional Developer »

March 27, 2015 at 3:57AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

Franchising Expert and Leading Casino Industry Professional Joins North America’s Leading Hospitality Recruiting Firm with a Set Focus on Nevada, Colorado and Utah
March 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Patrice & Associates, the country’s leading hospitality industry recruiting firm, announced today the addition of franchising extraordinaire, Michelle Shriver. Bringing more than 20 years of extensive business, marketing and hospitality-related experience to Patrice & Associates, Shriver is the brand’s first regional developer.
“Michelle’s experience in hospitality, coupled with her franchising expertise makes her the perfect regional developer for our brand,” said Patrice Rice, president and founder of Patrice & Associates...

BrightStar Care Generates Interest In Master Franchisees Globally »

March 26, 2015 at 8:39AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

In-home Care Franchisor Sees Success in its International Expansion Efforts to Answer the Demand of Aging Seniors
CHICAGO - March 26, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The number of people 65 years of age and older worldwide will double by 2050 and these people want to remain independent in the comfort of their own homes. BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 260 locations in the United States, is primed to fill the international demand for expert, high-quality in-home care. The home care franchise is already seeing success in China, Mexico, Australia, and within the Middle East. They are now planning expansion into Canada and the United Kingdom via Area Developer or Master Franchisees.
“We are off to a great start with our international expansion endeavors,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care...

Job Interviews Are Hard To Get... But Many Applicants Don't Show Up »

March 25, 2015 at 8:20AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

17% of Businesses Say 15% or More Don't Show UpFunk: "Interview Rule No. 1: Show Up!"
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - March 25, 2015) - Express Employment Professionals today released survey results revealing what percentage of job applicants are no-shows for interviews.
Of the more than 400 businesses surveyed, 17 percent said 15 percent or more of their interview candidates do not show up. Additionally, 35 percent of those surveyed said five to 10 percent are no-shows.
"Here's Rule No. 1 for job interviews: show up!" said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. "I'm amazed that so many businesses report that job applicants don't show up for their interviews. An interview is always a valuable experience. At the very least, it's good practice for that next interview...

Sandler Training Announces Sandler Enterprise Selling »

March 24, 2015 at 4:03AM PDT | Source: Sandler Training
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New Systematic Approach to Create Lasting Success in Selling to Enterprise Clients
January 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // Sandler Training, a leading provider of training for sales professionals worldwide, has been helping companies improve their sales processes for more than 40 years through its methodical approach to selling. Recognizing the unique challenges posed by selling to enterprise clients, Sandler has launched Sandler Enterprise Selling (SES), a strategic system that helps selling organizations win business with profitable enterprise clients, serve them effectively and expand the relationships over time.
Sandler Enterprise Selling organizes the enterprise selling cycle around a six-stage, continuous process and provides tools throughout the stages to help organizations land, keep and grow long-term clients...

Staffing Company Donates More Than $75,000 To Nonprofit At International Leadership Conference »

March 19, 2015 at 11:54AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals raised more than $75,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals during their recent leadership conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Express has been a partner with the nonprofit for more than 20 years.
OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) March 19, 2015 - During their recent International Leadership Conference (ILC) in Nashville, Tennessee, Express Employment Professionals continued to show their commitment to giving back through donations to national and local nonprofit organizations.
From March 4 to 7, franchisees and their staff members from the international staffing company took part in raffle and live auction fundraisers to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH). Their donations resulted in more than $75,000 raised for the organization that includes a network of more than 170 hospitals in the U...

Express Releases State-by-State Analysis Of Rising Disability Rolls »

March 11, 2015 at 11:41AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals today released a new analysis of the Social Security Administration’s disability rolls, studying which states saw the sharpest increase in disability beneficiaries from 2008 to 2013.
Nationally, the number of former workers on disability increased 20.4 percent over five years. While that rate of increase is roughly in line with the previous five-year period, it stands in sharp contrast to the overall rate of population growth, which was around four percent from 2008 to 2013.
Twenty-four states increased at a rate lower than the national average, while 26 states and the District of Columbia grew faster than the national average.
Colorado, Maryland, Idaho, Indiana, New Hampshire, Florida, Georgia, Utah, Ohio, Michigan and D...

@Work Named To 2015 "Best Of Staffing" Client And Talent Lists »

March 06, 2015 at 4:25AM PST | Source: @Work Group
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National Staffing Franchisor Tops List for Client Service and Talent for the Third Year in a Row
March 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – For the third consecutive year, @Work Group, a leading national multi-specialty staffing franchisor, has been named one of Inavero’s 2015 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Award winners. Inavero partners with CareerBuilder to present this award to the companies and industries that have proven track records of exceptional performance and client satisfaction.
Inavero’s "Best of Staffing" is a list of staffing agencies that are recognized for exceptional quality of service. Agencies were nominated by individuals, colleagues and other industry sources that have experience working with these agencies, and are proven staffing service industry leaders...

PrideStaff Wins Inavero's Best Of Staffing Diamond Awards For Client And Talent Satisfaction »

March 03, 2015 at 4:37AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 - PrideStaff and the PrideStaff companies including PrideStaff Financial and Rx relief, announced they have been named as one of Inavero's 2015 Best of Staffing® Award winners. This marks five or more consecutive years of making the list which has also earned the 2015 Best of Staffing Diamond Award designation, placing PrideStaff in a truly elite group of staffing companies.
Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, the Best of Staffing Award provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks in the industry, revealing which staffing agencies are providing the highest satisfaction to their clients and talent. With client and talent satisfaction scores more than three times higher than the industry average, award winners make up less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U...

Patrice & Associates Franchise Office Opens In Denver To Give Local Restaurant Scene A Boost »

March 02, 2015 at 10:57AM PST | Source: Patrice & Associates

Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Colorado
March 02, 2015 // Franchising.com // DENVER, Colo. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced today the opening of its Colorado office to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Don Sunday, who has years of sale experience specializing in insurance, is turning his sights toward hospitality, as he runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in Colorado. Sunday will serve businesses around Denver, Aurora, Englewood, Littleton, Lakewood, Arvada, the Metro Area, Front Range and I-70 Corridor.
"Colorado's restaurant scene is nothing less than inspiring...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Charlotte Southeast, North Carolina »

February 26, 2015 at 10:11AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 26, 2015 - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Charlotte. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Charlotte Southeast area.
"After more than 20 years working in corporate marketing for large companies, I am excited to help small businesses succeed and offer quality job candidates rewarding employment opportunities," said Denis Pringle, Owner/Strategic-Partner of the Charlotte Southeast PrideStaff office. "Owning a PrideStaff office allows me to do what I love best – solve business problems – while being my own boss and helping others succeed...

Express Releases State-by-State Analysis Of Labor Force Participation Rates »

February 25, 2015 at 11:38AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) February 25, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals today released a new analysis of state labor force participation rates (LFPR), revealing which states have the highest and lowest percentage of people in the workforce. The most recent state-by-state LFPR data come from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ December 2014 report. The national LFPR in December 2014 was 62.7 percent.
North Dakota has the highest LFPR at 71.6 percent. West Virginia has the lowest at 52.8 percent, which is 9.9 percentage points below the national average.
The higher the LFPR, the larger the size of the workforce, relative to the population. The lower the rate, the smaller the size of the workforce. Nationally, the LFPR has declined sharply in the last few years, hitting lows not seen since the 1970s...

@Work Group Reports Record Franchise Growth In 2014 »

February 24, 2015 at 8:21AM PST | Source: @Work Group
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National staffing franchisor adds 15 franchise locations across the U.S.
February 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – In an industry that was expected to grow 6 percent overall in 2014, @Work Group has shattered that forecast. The award-winning staffing franchise announced it grew 25 percent in 2014, adding 15 new franchise locations throughout the United States.
The company, which was recently recognized on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 list, offers flexible employment solutions, such as personnel placement, temporary staffing, temp-to-hire, direct hire, management recruiting and more. These services help businesses reduce overtime, benefits and hiring costs while increasing productivity.
"Our sales and operations are accelerating our success into 2015," said Jason Leverant, @Work’s president and chief operating officer and one of Staffing Industry Analyst’s Top 100 most influential people in the staffing industry...

Labor Finders Wins 2015 Best Of Staffing For Six Consecutive Years »

February 19, 2015 at 11:39AM PST | Source: Labor Finders

Labor Finders: Wins Inavero's Best of Staffing For Six Consecutive Years: 2010 – 2015Labor Finders: Recipient of the Exclusive Diamond Award from Best of StaffingLabor Finders: Rated Significantly Higher Than The Industry AverageLabor Finders: Offers A No-Nonsense GuaranteeLabor Finders: Respect, Appreciation and Safety
February 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Labor Finders International, the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing franchise company in the United States has been named to the 2015 Best of Staffing® Client List for a sixth consecutive year. In 2014, Labor Finders secured the exclusive Diamond Award after achieving five consecutive wins. According to Inavero, the worlds' leading provider of client and job candidate satisfaction surveys for staffing agencies, "All Best of Staffing® contestants went through a rigorous survey process...

CEO And Chairman Of Staffing Company Named Man Of The Year For Oklahoma »

February 19, 2015 at 4:18AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Under Bob Funk's leadership, Express Employment Professionals wins Best of Staffing Diamond Award from Inavero for second consecutive year.
OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) February 18, 2015 - Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals, has been named Man of the Year by IMPACT OKC Magazine for his lifetime impact and contributions to Oklahoma City and the state.
Funk will receive the honor on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a silent auction fundraiser; followed by a recognition dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit at-risk youth in Oklahoma through Youth for Christ and the Oklahoma Youth Expo, the largest junior livestock show in Oklahoma...

Texas Native To Open Fort Worth Staffing Agency »

February 17, 2015 at 6:01AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

@Work Group plans to open a new location in Fort Worth
FORT WORTH, Texas (PRWEB) February 16, 2015 - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, has announced it will now be servicing a new territory in Fort Worth, Texas. Local entrepreneurs and Texas natives, Jonathan and Elizabeth Jenswold, will open the new franchise location on Vickery Boulevard in early March to offer staffing services for Fort Worth area businesses.
"As the sixteenth largest city in the nation, Fort Worth business development is continuing to climb," said Jonathan Jenswold, co-owner and franchisee of @Work Group. "Our goal is to partner with other businesses in order to assist them in becoming successful through talent acquisition strategies...

Express Employment Professionals Plans Expansion In 2015 In New York City »

February 13, 2015 at 4:28AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals earns ranking on Franchise 500 list for an eighth year, retaining their spot as the No. 1 franchised staffing company in the U.S. The company plans to continue expansion in 2015 by adding 11 new offices in New York City.
Oklahoma City (PRWEB) February 12, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals has retained their spot as the No. 1 franchised staffing company in the U.S. in 2015 according to Entrepreneur Magazine, and also ranked No. 66 on the publication's Franchise 500 list, up from No. 71 in 2014.
Additionally, in 2014, Express was ranked No. 56 on the Fastest Growing Franchise Systems, earning a spot on the list for the fifth year in a row.
Express plans to continue expansion in 2015. As the economy recovers and business picks up, employers in the greater New York City area are relying on staffing companies to fill their needs...

Express Employment Professionals: Where Jobs Are Looking For People »

February 11, 2015 at 8:07AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

- Top 10 Cities With Most Unfilled Job Openings- Barrie, Markham, London, Georgetown, Kitchener, Burnaby, Cloverdale-Langley, Brantford, Guelph, Coquitlam
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2015) - Express Employment Professionals today released a report revealing which Canadian markets have the most unfilled jobs. In many cases, these jobs remain unfilled due to a lack of qualified workers.
Most of these jobs pay between $11 to $30 per hour in fields such as manufacturing, accounting, medical services, administrative, sales, engineering and information technology.
"Everyone knows that there are thousands of people looking for jobs, but what people don't realize is that there are often many jobs looking for people," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express...

Express Employment Professionals: Stable January Job Market Encouraging »

February 06, 2015 at 9:51AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Feb. 6, 2015) - Bob Funk, the CEO of the second largest privately held staffing company in North America, today issued the following statement in response to the latest Statistic Canada Labour Force Survey, which indicated employment increased by 35,000 in January and the unemployment rate declined to 6.6 per cent. The labour force participation rate remained at 65.7 per cent.
"The stable jobs report today for January is encouraging, especially if you take into account the heightened economic concerns and the harsh weather in many parts of Canada. January is typically a slower month of the year," Funk said. "Our franchisees remain cautiously optimistic about the staffing demand going forward."
A table (January unemployment numbers) is available at the following address: http://media3...

Express Employment Professionals Earns Spot On Franchise 500 List For Eighth Year In A Row »

February 06, 2015 at 5:56AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

To be selected, franchises are ranked based on financial strength and ability, growth rate and the number of years a company has been in business. In 2014, Express opened 82 new franchise locations, bringing its total to 725 offices across the U.S., Canada and South Africa.
OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) February 05, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals has been ranked as the No. 1 U.S. franchised staffing company for the third year in a row by Entrepreneur Magazine, and also ranked number 66 on the publication's Franchise 500 list, up from number 71 in 2014.
"It's a great accomplishment and honor to be ranked again on the Franchise 500 List," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in Kansas City...

@Work Group Among Franchise Business Review's Top 50 Franchises »

January 26, 2015 at 4:40AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Staffing franchisor named to list of today's top franchises based on franchisee satisfaction survey.
January 26, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - @Work Group, a national staffing franchisor, was recognized on the Franchise Business Review 2015's Top 50 Franchise Opportunities. This is the second time @Work Group has received the coveted recognition.
In its 10th year, the Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are the only franchise rankings based on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm, conducts thousands of independent surveys of franchisees across the industry and honors the companies with the highest level of satisfaction among franchise operators...



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