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@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...

Express Puts More Than 456,000 People To Work Posts Record Sales Of $2.85 Billion In 2014 »

January 21, 2015 at 5:06AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

The largest franchised staffing company in the U.S. helped 456,660 people find jobs in 2014 and ranked as the No. 1 industrial staffing company by Staffing Industry Analysts.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 20, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals, the largest franchised staffing company in the U.S., announced record-setting sales for 2014. Express franchisees generated $2.85 billion in sales in 2014, up 16 percent from 2013.
The company also helped a record 456,660 people find jobs last year compared to 396,000 in 2013.
"We have a long-term goal to put a million people to work annually," said Bob Funk, Express Employment Professionals CEO and chairman of the board. "Our franchisees have a laser focus on helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people...

Express Employment Professionals New Year, New Job Online Event Set For Jan. 21 »

January 20, 2015 at 7:12AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals offers free online employment event to help job seekers.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 19, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals will offer a free educational online event designed to help job seekers find a new career or employment opportunity, as well as learn about resources for their job search.
"New Year, New Job" is an exclusive free event for job seekers that will take place from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Jan. 21.
The online seminar includes chats with Express Employment Professionals experts on topics like resumes, interview questions and leadership practices. The one-day seminar also features experts like Walter Bond, author of the eBook "Think. Execute. Dominate. 31 Truths to Boost Peak Performance" and star of the DVD "No One Can Stop You But You...

ACA Blues: Labor Finders Can Help »

January 15, 2015 at 9:11AM PST | Source: Labor Finders

• Labor Finders: Best of Staffing Diamond Award winner (2010-2014) • Labor Finders: Top Provider of Temporary Industrial Staffing• Labor Finders: Offers a No-Nonsense Guarantee• Labor Finders: Respect, Appreciation and Safety
January 15, 2015 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the most sweeping health care legislation in decades and will have a dramatic effect on many employers in the United States. Labor Finders International has implemented a fully compliant ACA program to assist its clients.
Companies deemed "large employers", defined as companies with 100 or more full-time or full-time equivalent employees, would be subject to new "employer shared responsibility" ("pay" or "play")...

Express Employment Professionals On Resume Writing: You're Doing It Wrong! »

January 14, 2015 at 7:41AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals


Ditch Chronological Style - Craft a Modern "Functional Resume"
Focus on Transferable Skills, Not on Past Employers (See the Two Examples Below)
Average Recruiter Will Spend as Little as 11 Seconds Reading a Resume

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Jan. 14, 2015) - For some people, a new year means a chance to look for a new job. But if the job seeker doesn't know how to write a resume that immediately draws attention to their skills, they may miss the chance to make their dream job come true.
Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing firm, today released a guide to writing a functional resume. Conventional wisdom tells applicants to write resumes based on chronology and job titles...

Express Employment: New Year Brings New Job Opportunity »

January 09, 2015 at 9:32AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Hiring Trend in Canada Continues to be Positive
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Jan. 9, 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 showed the Canadian economy held steady and continued its positive trend in December with an unemployment rate of 6.6 per cent. The labour force participation rate remained at 65.9 per cent.
"The new year is bringing in new opportunities, and now continues to be a good time to go out and look for a new job. While we see the month-to-month job numbers tend to fluctuate, the overall trend in Canada continues to be positive," Funk said. "The one cautionary signal is the stubborn labour force participation rate, which means we still aren't doing a good enough job getting people back into the workforce...

Express Employment Professionals Expands In Southern Georgia »

January 06, 2015 at 10:20AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

The success of Georgia's Express Employment Professionals offices inspires company to open four new franchise locations.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 06, 2015 - As the economy recovers and business picks up, employers in the greater southern Georgia area are relying on staffing companies to fill their needs. The increase in demand has sent Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, on an aggressive expansion campaign in Georgia.
With 24 offices currently in operation throughout the state, the company employed more than 13,000 Georgia residents through temporary help, flexible staffing, evaluation and direct hire in 2013. Plans to open four additional locations throughout southern Georgia will allow Express to create more jobs while offering a valuable resource to local businesses...

Express Employment Professionals Expands In San Diego »

January 05, 2015 at 8:41AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

The success of California's Express Employment Professionals offices inspires the company to open five new franchise locations.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) January 05, 2015 - As the economy recovers and business picks up, employers in the greater San Diego area are relying on staffing companies to fill their needs. The increase in demand has sent Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, on an aggressive expansion campaign in San Diego.
With 52 offices currently in operation throughout the state, the company employed more than 23,000 California residents through temporary help, flexible staffing, evaluation and direct hire in 2013. Plans to open five additional locations throughout San Diego will allow Express to create more jobs while offering a valuable resource to local businesses...

Focus On Talent Makes 2014 A Year Of Recognition, Growth For PrideStaff Financial »

December 31, 2014 at 4:11AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2014 - PrideStaff Financial is pleased to announce yet another benchmark year of growth and awards, despite increasing competition for top talent.
"With unemployment in accounting and finance operational positions as low as 2.7 percent in many areas, we knew we had to focus on being an employer of choice," said Ryan Williams, Vice President of PrideStaff Financial. "In 2014 we started doing even more to take care of job seekers, providing a variety of resources to help them in their search for work – regardless of whether or not they partnered with us."
PrideStaff Financial's efforts were recognized by Inavero, an organization that provides the only statistically valid and objective service quality benchmarks in the industry...

Express Employment Professionals Expands In Columbus »

December 29, 2014 at 9:19AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

The success of Ohio's Express Employment Professionals offices has inspired the company to open five new franchise offices.
Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) December 29, 2014 - As the economy recovers and business picks up, employers in the greater Columbus area are relying on staffing companies to fill their needs. The increase in demand has sent Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, on an aggressive expansion campaign in Columbus.
With 22 offices currently in operation throughout the state, the company employed more than 8,100 Ohio residents through temporary help, flexible staffing, evaluation and direct hire in 2013. Plans to open five additional locations throughout Columbus will allow Express to create more jobs while offering a valuable resource to local businesses...

@Work Group Announces 5 New Locations In Fort Worth »

December 29, 2014 at 7:10AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Leading staffing franchise plans to open five new locations in Texas.
December 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing agency franchise, recently announced its expansion into Fort Worth, Texas. It awarded the territory area to local entrepreneur Jonathan Jenswold, who will open five new franchise locations. The new branches will provide staffing services to businesses in the area.
"Forth Worth is a growing hub, and it has a strong infrastructure for business development. We've doubled our growth every year for the last three years, so it makes it an ideal fit for us as a company," said Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group. "Being able to provide our services to business owners in the area is an important step in meeting a need, while continuing our expansion momentum...

@Work Group's Jason Leverant Featured In Leadership Insights E-Book »

December 29, 2014 at 3:45AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

President and COO's advice included in Volume 1 of an e-book series highlighting the 100 most influential leaders in the staffing industry
December 29, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – @Work Group's Jason Leverant, president and COO of the leading multi-specialty staffing franchise, is featured in Volume 1 of erecruit's e-book "Leadership Insights: Featuring SIA's Staffing 100."
The e-books will highlight Staffing Industry Analysts' (SIA) 100 most influential leaders in the industry. It is part of erecruit's thought leadership series that is designed to provide valuable content for professionals in the talent acquisition and management fields.
"It's an honor to be in the inaugural issue and to have my insights featured alongside some of the best in staffing," said Leverant...

Latest Survey Of MRINetwork Recruiters Reveals Candidate-Driven Market To Present Retention Challenges In 2015 »

December 24, 2014 at 4:58AM PST | Source: MRINetwork

December 24, 2014 // Franchising.com // Philadelphia, PA - Consistent growth in the labor market is providing top executive, managerial and professional candidates with the incentive to pursue other job opportunities, causing mounting retention challenges for employers, according to new data from the 2014 2nd Half edition of the MRINetwork Recruiter Sentiment Study. The biannual employment landscape survey, which polled 333 MRINetwork worldwide recruiters from 40 countries on recent 2014 hiring trends, reveals the candidate-driven market which has experienced a consistent uptick since 2011, is here to stay, and the rate at which top performers are rejecting job offers continues to grow. This data suggests that employers will need to review their recruitment and retention strategies in 2015, from the top down, to remain attractive to employees and potential new hires...

@Work Group Listed On Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List »

December 23, 2014 at 6:18AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

Entrepreneur magazine ranks @Work Group at No.349 on its 2015 "Franchise 500" list.
December 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – @Work Group, a leading national multi-specialty staffing franchise, was just named to the 2015 "Franchise 500" list by Entrepreneur Magazine. This is the fifth year @Work Group has been named to the magazine's list.
Entrepreneur Magazine ranks the top 500 franchises every year and publishes the list in its January edition. The "Franchise 500" is known within the industry as a reliable and comprehensive list of America's best franchises based on the magazine's criteria for financial strength, stability, growth rate and size of the franchise system.
@Work Group was ranked 384 on the list in 2014, and moved up 35 spots on this year's list to 349...

Management Recruiters Of Janesville Takes On New Leadership And Expands Its Capabilities »

December 08, 2014 at 6:34AM PST | Source: MRINetwork

December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // Janesville, WI – Executive search firm, Management Recruiters of Janesville, announced that it is expanding its market capabilities through a new leadership agreement between long-time owner, Carroll Smith and recruiter Michele Davis. Davis is taking over as the new owner and will assume management responsibilities from Smith, who will remain on board as a seasoned recruiter. Management Recruiters of Janesville is an affiliate of MRINetwork, one of the largest executive search and recruitment organizations in the world.
"Under Carroll’s leadership, we have been pursuing our mission to provide our clients with the best possible talent for 25 years," says Davis. "With the return to a robust economy, we are implementing plans to build on that foundation and further our growth and profitability...

Canada Starts The Holiday Season With A Stable Jobs Report »

December 05, 2014 at 9:01AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2014) - Bob Funk, the CEO of the North America's largest franchised staffing company, today issued the following statement in response to the latest Statistic Canada Labour Force Survey which showed the Canadian economy held steady in November with an unemployment rate at 6.6 per cent (up slightly from 6.5 per cent in October). The labour force participation rate remained unchanged at 66 per cent:
"As we start the holidays, Canadians got a treat, a solid, stable jobs number. The jobs scene at the end of 2014 remains positive and something we should all be thankful for," Funk said. "That said, we need to remember many Canadians remain out of the workforce, with a labour force participation rate of 66 per cent, we need to focus on new measures to get people back into the workforce...

PrideStaff Wins American Staffing Association VOICE Award »

December 05, 2014 at 4:07AM PST | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2014 - PrideStaff, a national staffing franchise organization headquartered in Fresno, CA, is a proud winner of the American Staffing Association (ASA) VOICE Award for Company Publication. This national annual awards program recognizes the best marketing campaigns by ASA members in 10 categories, from print materials, to online marketing, to radio and television advertising.
This year's winning entry was for the launch of PrideStaff's new Innovations email newsletter. The monthly newsletter is designed to provide C-Level executives, HR executives, hiring managers and departmental supervisors with helpful tips and strategies to improve their hiring, management and procurement processes. A second version was also created to provide job seekers with tips as well as best practices to enhance their skills and grow professionally...

Daniel Morgan Puts Birmingham To Work With Express Employment Professionals »

December 04, 2014 at 8:01AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

New Franchise Owner Takes Delight in Making a Positive Difference in His Community
Birmingham, Ga. (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 - Daniel Morgan worked as a salesman for 14 years, selling educational products and services to school districts around the country. But the idea of business ownership was always on his mind, until he finally decided to pursue his dream full-time, opening an Express Employment Professionals franchise.
"Over the course of my 14-year career, I believe God has prepared the way for me to have the knowledge and work ethic to be successful [as a business owner] and be a leader in the community," he explained.
As an Express Employment franchisee, Morgan helps connect people looking for work with the best companies in the area...

Link Staffing Named To The Houston Chronicles Top Workplaces List »

December 04, 2014 at 5:42AM PST | Source: Link Staffing Services

Houston, Texas – Dec 2, 2014 - Houston Chronicle, Marketwired - Link Staffing Services is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Houston Chronicle Top Workplaces.
The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace...

Holiday Bonuses: A Poll Of What Employees Want - And What Employers Give »

December 03, 2014 at 11:42AM PST | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Forget the Party and the Gift Cards, Cash Tops the Wish List; Some Employees Just Want a Simple "Thank You"
But More Than 20% of Businesses Won't Give a Bonus of Any Kind
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - Dec. 3, 2014) - Express Employment Professionals, the nation's largest franchised staffing company, today released the results of two polls on holiday bonuses revealing that what employees want and what employers are willing to give are often different things.
In an online poll, employees and job seekers were asked, "How do you wish your company showed appreciation to employees?" Twenty-seven per cent said "cash bonus," and 13 per cent said "pay raises."
Express received responses from 230 individuals who identify as "job seekers and those new to the career world...



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