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Express Recognized By Entrepreneur Magazine »

October 28, 2014 at 4:23AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City Headquartered Franchise Named One of the "Fastest Growing Franchise Systems"
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals has been named to the "America's Top Global Franchise System" list for the fifth year in a row by Entrepreneur Magazine and was ranked number 71 on the publication's Franchise 500® list.
"We're proud to be consistently recognized as a leader not only in the staffing industry, but also in the franchising industry," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. "Being ranked 71 on the Franchise 500® list is an amazing accomplishment for our franchise network and a testament to the great team we have at our international headquarters...

PrideStaff Releases Affordable Care Act Planning And Strategy Whitepaper »

October 27, 2014 at 4:57AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 PrideStaff has released the results of its Affordable Care Act Planning and Strategy survey, designed to gauge understanding of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and benchmark corporate policy and approach to the ACA across the U.S. Conducted in July, the online survey was completed by nearly 1,100 professionals, representing a wide range of industries and company sizes.
Overall, the results show that a large portion (45.7 percent) of the business community is still unclear on the ACA and the implications it will have on their business. Many companies are still struggling with implementation as a result. In fact, over 30 percent of respondents indicate they haven't implemented or don't know what their plan is yet, and many companies (39...

New Patrice & Associates Office In Omaha To Give Local Restaurant Scene A Boost »

October 24, 2014 at 4:19AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

Demand from Local Eateries Gives Rise to Management Support Business in Eastern Nebraska
October 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Omaha, Neb. - Patrice & Associates, the nation's preeminent strategic partner in the restaurant industry, announced the opening of its second franchise in Nebraska to meet the growing management needs at local restaurants and other related hospitality businesses.
Local resident Steve Oppliger, a corporate training and multi-unit manager for an international fast casual brand, is turning his sights toward hospitality, as he runs day-to-day operations for Patrice & Associates in eastern Nebraska. Oppliger will serve businesses around Omaha, Blair, Fremont, Gretna and Plattsmouth.
"Over the years I have worked in many of the roles that local restaurant and hospitality brands seek to fill, and job candidates seek to find...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Clearwater, FL »

October 23, 2014 at 10:39AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

October 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Clearwater, FL. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Clearwater and St. Petersburg area.
"As the Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Liaison at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), I was able to meet with many small business owners and was envious of their courage and passion to follow the American dream," said Matt Becker, Co-Owner and Strategic-Partner of the St. Pete Clearwater PrideStaff office. "As the person responsible for recruiting and hiring political appointees at the SBA, I felt that a role in staffing was a natural fit to my background, interests, and goals, and PrideStaff provided the best platform to utilize to provide a valuable service to our community...

Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recent Grads Don’t Stay In First Jobs Very Long »

October 22, 2014 at 8:37AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

77% of Express Owners Surveyed Say the Average Grad Will Leave Their Job in the First Year
OKLAHOMA CITY, (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, today released survey findings that reveal how long recent college graduates stay in their first job after graduation.
More than three-quarters, 77 percent of franchises surveyed, said they expect a recent graduate to stay less than a year in his or her first job. Only 23 percent think the average graduate stays for more than a year.
Findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey...

@Work Group Awards Franchise To West Tennessee Entrepreneurs »

October 21, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

National Staffing Agency to Provide New Employment Resources to Jackson, Tennessee Businesses
October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // Knoxville, Tenn. - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing agency franchise, recently awarded its newest staffing location to local Jackson, Tennessee entrepreneurs Eldridge and Sophie Davis. This marks the seventeenth @Work franchise in Tennessee, and it will provide new staffing resources to local businesses throughout the Jackson area. The new @Work office is located at 26 Lamar Circle, Suite 1, and will offer area organizations a full-service partner to assist with staffing needs.
"Jackson has experienced steady business growth over the past several years, and more and more new businesses are moving into the area," said Eldridge Davis...

Solid Canadian Jobs Report In September »

October 10, 2014 at 11:09AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Labour Force Participation in Canada Remains a Concern
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Oct. 10, 2014) - Bob Funk, the CEO of North America's largest franchised staffing company, issued the following statement on today's Statistic Canada Labour Force Survey which showed the Canadian economy added 74,000 jobs in September pushing the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points to 6.8 per cent, while the labor force participation rate remained unchanged at 66 per cent:
"Canada posted solid job numbers today and that is good news for the economy," said Funk. "That said, the labour force participation rate remains stubbornly unchanged. Too many working age people have given up looking for work, and as our franchisees across Canada try and fill thousands of jobs everyday, that remains a concern...

Survey Reveals Which College Majors Get You A Job - And Which Don’t »

October 08, 2014 at 7:51AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals released survey findings today that reveal which college majors make someone the most employable.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, released survey findings today that reveal which college majors make someone the most employable.
The survey revealed that business tops the list, with more than a quarter of respondents saying it's the best major for securing employment. Engineering, accounting, nursing and computer and information sciences also make the top five. Compared to last year, engineering increased in popularity by four percentage points, while computer and information sciences saw an eight percentage point decline...

Express Survey Reveals Most Important "Soft Skills" For Job Applicants »

September 24, 2014 at 11:44AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Prove You're Dependable and You'll Get Hired
Dependability, Communication and Motivation Top the List
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2014) - Express Employment Professionals, the largest franchised staffing company in North America, today released survey findings that reveal the most important "soft skills" for job applicants.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "Canada Employed" survey of 22 Express franchises across Canada. Respondents were asked to name the "top five most important soft skills an applicant should have." Full results are below.
The top five soft skills for applicants are:

Dependability/Reliability
Communication (verbal)
Motivation
Enthusiasm
Flexibility/Adaptability

"It's easy to think that all that matters in a job interview is what's on your résumé, but the truth is employers are equally, if not, more concerned with who you are, as a worker and as a fellow employee...

BrightStar Care Named To Prestigious 2014 Inc. 5000 List »

September 17, 2014 at 4:48AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

National In-Home Care Franchise Makes Rank for Seventh Year in a Row; Shows Continued Strong Growth Potential
CHICAGO - September 17, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - So far, 2014 has been a stellar year for BrightStar Care, as the national home care franchise that provides medical and non-medical care to patients, recently announced its ranking on Inc. Magazine's 5000 list. For the seventh year in a row, Inc. has named BrightStar Care to its list as one of the fastest growing privately owned companies in the United States. The in-home care and medical staffing franchise was listed at 2506 for the 2014 rankings.
"With the continual training and support from the franchise support center team, our accomplished franchisees execute a business model that features unique differentiators like the full continuum of care, 24/7 availability, RN Director of Nurse oversight, and accreditation by the Joint Commission...

Gulf Stream Marine & Link Staffing Services Putting Houston To Work »

September 16, 2014 at 7:41AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

East End Chamber of Commerce Members Collaborating to Hire New Talent
HOUSTON, TEXAS – September 15, 2014(MarketWired) - Gulf Stream Marine selects Link Staffing Services as the contingent workforce solutions provider for their marine distribution terminals at the Port of Houston. The Gulf Stream Marine - Link Staffing Services agreement opens the door for eligible candidates to Inavero's 2014 Best of Staffing® Client and 2014 Best of Staffing® Talent List.
The event that kick-started the agreement began in the heart of the Houston business community at the East End Chamber of Commerce (EECOC) May 2014 Breakfast Exchange. This is where EECOC members, Fabian Galvan of Gulf Stream Marine, and Pilar Fanaselle of Link Staffing Services, presented their "60-second Commercial" about their businesses to more than 40 prospective customers...

AtWork Group Announces Plans To Expand In Middle Tennessee »

September 12, 2014 at 3:59AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Nationally known staffing franchise hosts Roadshow to showcase new ownership opportunities throughout the Nashville metropolitan area.
September 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // Nashville, Tenn. – AtWork Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, is hosting a Franchise Discovery Day Roadshow on Thursday, September 25 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The company invites entrepreneurs to attend to learn about upcoming ownership opportunities in the Nashville area, and learn more about AtWork Group’s recent growth and development.
"AtWork Group has been expanding throughout the U.S., and we are excited to continue this expansion into Middle Tennessee," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of AtWork Group...

Labor Finders Wins Two Prestigious ASA 2014 VOICE Awards »

September 11, 2014 at 8:36AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders


Labor Finders: Wins the ASA Voice Award for their Specialty Advertising Program
Labor Finders: Wins the ASA Voice Award for their Company Identification
Labor Finders: Wins Inavero’s Best of Staffing For Five Consecutive Years: 2010 – 2014
Labor Finders: Receives the Exclusive Diamond Award from Best of Staffing
Labor Finders: Rated Significantly Higher Than The Industry Average

September 11, 2014 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Labor Finders International, Inc., the oldest and largest privately held industrial labor staffing franchise company in the United States is pleased to announce that the company has won two American Staffing Association's prestigious 2014 VOICE Awards, which recognizes outstanding advertising and marketing programs amongst ASA member companies and affiliated chapters...

What Skills Are Employers Looking For? »

September 10, 2014 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing firm, today released survey findings that reveal the top three "hard skills" an applicant should have to be successful in securing a job.
In order, the top three are experience, technical ability and training.
The findings come from the 2014 edition of the "America Employed" survey of 115 Express franchises across the nation. This is the second year Express has released findings from its "America Employed" survey. Respondents were asked to name the "the three most important hard skills an applicant should have."
"There's no substitute for experience," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City...

Plano Entrepreneur Opens @Work Personnel Services »

September 05, 2014 at 4:05AM PDT | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Staffing Agency to Provide Employment Resources to Texas Businesses
September 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // PLANO, Texas. – @Work Personal Services, an award-winning national staffing agency, has opened a new office location in Plano, Texas. Businesses in the area will now have additional resources available to meet the growing demand for professional staffing services. Owned by local entrepreneur Troy Kimble, the new location at 801 E Plano Parkway will provide area businesses with a full-service partner to assist with staffing needs.
"Plano is home to leading global companies and many Fortune 1,000 corporations," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group. "Plano was also recently named the number one best city to build personal wealth by Salary...

MRINetwork To Hire Hundreds Of Recruiters Globally »

September 03, 2014 at 10:27AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

September 03, 2014 // Franchising.com // Philadelphia, PA - MRINetwork®, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, announced that it plans to hire several hundred new recruiters worldwide, over the next six months, to take advantage of industry growth which Staffing Industry Analysts projects will increase globally by 5 percent this year. This growth is partially fueled by the tightening of the candidate market among the ranks of executives and professionals – the sector in which MRINetwork specializes – where the unemployment rate is now 3.5 percent, down from 4.2 percent at this time last year.
"During the past year, the competition for top talent in our space has been heating up significantly," observes John McDonald, president of MRINetwork...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Charlotte, NC »

August 29, 2014 at 4:50AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

August 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Charlotte, NC. 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 in corporate marketing positions in very large companies, I'm excited at the change to help the local community," said Denis Pringle, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the Charlotte Southeast PrideStaff office. "Solving problems can be challenging and it's something I enjoy tackling. Owning a PrideStaff office allows me to help both businesses and professionals solve challenges and succeed...

Link Staffing Services Recieves 2014 Best Business Of College Station Award »

August 28, 2014 at 5:46AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

College Station Award Program Honors the Achievement
College Station - August 26, 2014 - Link Staffing Services has been selected for the 2014 Best Businesses of College Station Award in the Employment Agencies category by the Best Businesses of College Station Award Program.
Each year, the Best Businesses of College Station Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the College Station area a great place to live, work and play.
Zachary Collard, Franchise Owner of Link Staffing's Bryan/College Station location, said "As a service focused business provider, we accept this award proudly and it serves as a reminder of why we come to work every day...

PrideStaff Expands With New Staffing And Employment Agency In Portland, OR »

August 28, 2014 at 5:32AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

August 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // Portland, OR - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce the opening of a new staffing and employment agency in Portland, OR. The new office will offer a full range of staffing and employment services in a variety of professional and light industrial disciplines serving the Portland West area.
"The Portland business community has a unique, intense energy that's one of the fastest growing in the country," said Robert Cohen, Owner and Strategic-Partner of the Portland West PrideStaff office. "Local professionals, like me, are transforming their passions into business opportunities and I look forward to putting my experience to use and making a difference in the community."
As a national staffing services organization, PrideStaff provides a full range of staffing and employment services for companies and job seekers...

PrideStaff Releases 2014 Workforce Hiring Projections Survey Findings »

August 28, 2014 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

August 28, 2014 // Franchising.com // PrideStaff has released the results of its 2014 Workforce Hiring Projections Survey, designed to gauge workforce and hiring trends across the U.S. Conducted in May, the online survey was completed by nearly 1,000 individuals, representing a wide range of industries and company sizes.
Overall, the results show that business growth and increased demand are the key drivers of hiring. Throughout 2013 and into 2014, unemployment rates continued to creep lower, creating hiring challenges that threaten continued business growth. Specifically, respondents cited "shortage of qualified talent" (56.2%), "budget/payroll constraints" (32.5%), "lack of time to hire" (8.4%), and "the cost of hiring" (2.9%) as the biggest hiring challenges they face...



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