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Express Clydesdales Return To Calgary Stampede »

July 02, 2015 at 6:05AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Ronald McDonald House Family as Parade Guests
CALGARY, ALBERTA - (Marketwired - July 2, 2015) - The Express Clydesdales, goodwill ambassadors for Express Employment Professional franchisees will return to the 2015 Calgary Stampede. Together with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta, the Express Clydesdales team will include a family currently staying at the Calgary Ronald McDonald House family as special parade guests on the Express stagecoach. Bob Funk, CEO and Chairman of Express Employment Professionals, will also accompany the Clydesdales.
On their visit to the Calgary Stampede in 2011, the world-renowned Express Clydesdales and Bob Funk were honored to escort His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, in the Express stagecoach where they helped kick off the Calgary Stampede...

Three Southern California Veterans Open Express Employment Professionals Franchise Locations »

June 30, 2015 at 5:15AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Veterans Transition to Employment in Civilian Life by Helping Others Find Jobs
(PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals announces the opening of three southern California Express offices by U.S. military veterans.
Brian Gilden was a U.S. Marine for 20 years, who piloted a CH-53E “Super Stallion” helicopter, flew 138 missions in Iraq, and won the Navy-Marine Corps Medal for extraordinary heroism. He opened an Express office in the aptly named Mission Valley, CA, territory.
Eric Cross served 22 years in the U.S. Marines, and was deployed to more countries than many people ever dream of seeing, from Dubai to Somalia, including a total of 30 visits to Thailand. He opened an Express office in Murrieta, CA...

Low Unemployment And Increased Demand For Accounting & Finance Professionals Causing Talent Shortage »

June 26, 2015 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2015 - PrideStaff Financial reports that continuing low unemployment rates within accounting and finance will make hiring top industry professionals even more challenging for the foreseeable future.
"Unemployment within accounting and finance has been below four percent for a prolonged period, creating a chronic, wide-spread shortage of talent," states Ryan Williams, Vice President of PrideStaff Financial. "Employment market conditions aren't likely to change anytime soon, which means that time-to-hire for qualified accounting professionals will continue to increase."
To find the talent they need, Williams recommends that employers take a more open-minded approach to recruiting and hiring. "If you're struggling to hire a candidate with specific skills or experience, broaden the scope of your search...

Link Staffing Makes The Houston Business Journal's Top Temporary Staffing Firms List »

June 25, 2015 at 5:43AM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

Houston, TX – June 24, 2015 - Markedwired, Houston Business Journal – Link Staffing, a leading Houston Staffing Firm announced that the company has earned a spot on the Houston Chronicle’s Top Temporary Staffing Firms List, ranking 16 overall. The list ranks staffing firms by the number of temporary hire placements made in the Houston area in 2014.
From inception in 1980, it has always been our mission to be the source most trusted to provide quality people and innovation staffing solutions. “Being named one of Houston’s top temporary staffing firms is a significant accomplishment for our team and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to exceed client expectations every day. We have always strived to be one of the best staffing firms out there, and this award is a testament to that,” said Greg Mabry, President of Link Staffing...

Express Employment Professionals And Volunteers Help Fight Hunger »

June 23, 2015 at 5:49AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Oklahoma City (PRWEB) June 22, 2015 - On Saturday, June 13, more than 225 Express Employment Professionals offices from California to North Carolina to Canada came together at local food banks and pantries across North America to help fight hunger—a growing epidemic that impacts millions of people in the U.S., Canada and around the world every day.
Offices spent time working and serving at their local food banks, pantries and other nonprofit organizations and were able to donate more than 65,000 meals through food drives that were held leading up to the day of service.
“Brand It Blue Day allowed the entire Express family to come together to help the communities we work and live in,” said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express...

Express Employment Professionals CEO Featured In New Book, “No-Drama Leadership” »

June 17, 2015 at 4:30AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB) June 16, 2015 - Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board of Express Employment Professionals, has been featured in Marlene Chism’s new book, “No-Drama Leadership: How Enlightened Leaders Transform Culture in the Workplace,” which was released on May 5, 2015.
In “No-Drama Leadership,” workplace consultant Marlene Chism provides the model today’s corporate world needs: where leaders are best served by viewing communication as a strategy that promotes the brand, builds morale, and assists leaders to align teamwork with the mission and values of the organization. Chism introduces the mindset shifts and practical skills needed to build a culture of “enlightened leaders” who are aware, aligned and accountable...

Labor Finders To Provide Safety From Sun Up To Sun Down »

June 05, 2015 at 3:43AM PDT | Source: Labor Finders


Labor Finders: has vested interest in the safety of its temporary day laborers.
Labor Finders: cares about educating workers and community about proper sunscreen use while outdoors.
Labor Finders: has consistently found people jobs during ebbs and flows of economy.

June 05, 2015 // Franchising.com // PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - The dreaded diagnosis of cancer can be devastating. For many, the troubling aspect of the diagnosis is the seeming randomness that cancer can happen to anyone. There are, however, ways some cancers can be prevented, specifically skin cancer. Careful application of sunscreen before one is subject to the sun’s potentially harmful rays can be the difference between being healthy and not...

Express Employment's New Survey: 38% Of Unemployed Have "Given Up" »

June 03, 2015 at 7:52AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Express Releases 2015 "State of the Unemployed in Canada" Survey; 35% Have Not Had an Interview in the Past Year
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - June 3, 2015) - Express Employment Professionals released the results today of its second annual in-depth poll, "The State of the Unemployed in Canada," revealing that 38 per cent of unemployed Canadians agree to some extent that they have completely given up looking for work.
The survey of 1,837 jobless Canadians ages 18 and older was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals between April 7 and 29, 2015. It offers a rare look at the background and attitudes of the unemployed, their approach to the job hunt, what they blame for their current situation, and how they are holding up through tough times...

BrightStar Care Situated For Explosive U.S. And International Expansion After Impressive Q1 »

June 02, 2015 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

In-home Care Franchise Seeks Higher Standard of Home Care, Generates Global Interest with Incentives for Growth
CHICAGO - June 02, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BrightStar Care, a private duty home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 280 locations in the United States, recently announced reports of a groundbreaking first quarter which highlights 10 new franchise agreements and three location transfers within the U.S., positioning the brand as an key player determined to fill the demand for expert, quality in-home care.
“In the coming years, we are absolutely committed to growing our presence not only within our borders but globally as well,” said Anthony Padulo, Executive Vice President of Domestic and International Franchise Development for BrightStar Care...

Patrice & Associates Welcomes Third Regional Developer »

May 28, 2015 at 3:52AM PDT | Source: Patrice & Associates

Legal Executive Joins North America’s Leading Hospitality; Recruiting Firm: Targets Arizona, New Mexico and Select Markets in South Texas
May 28, 2015 // Franchising.com // PHOENIX, Ariz. – Patrice & Associates, the country’s leading hospitality industry recruiting firm, announced today the addition of Dan O’Neil as the brand’s third Regional Developer. Bringing more than a decade of extensive business operations and legal experience to Patrice & Associates, O’Neil will be focused on awarding franchise opportunities throughout Arizona, New Mexico and select South Texas markets.
“Dan O’Neil’s legal background and business operations experience makes him a valuable addition to our network,” said Patrice Rice, CEO and founder of Patrice & Associates...

Link Staffing Services: Proud Supporters Of The United States Military »

May 22, 2015 at 12:23PM PDT | Source: Link Staffing Services

HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - May 22, 2015) - On May 25th we will honor, thank and remember all U.S. veterans for their loyal and dedicated service to our country. Link Staffing Services expressed their gratitude to all veterans on Memorial Day and shows their support year round through participation in recruiting programs focused on hiring vets.
“We take great pride in employing military veterans,” said Terrance Jeannise, the company’s Veterans Relations Coordinator, “We have found that veterans military training instills great leadership skills, dedication and a strong work ethic that translates very well in the industries that we serve.”
Link is proud to help military veterans return to work with skills that can be easily transferred to civilian jobs...

PrideStaff North Dallas Named One Of The "Best Places To Work" By The Dallas Business Journal »

May 22, 2015 at 4:53AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 22, 2015 - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce that their North Dallas office was recently named as one of the Dallas Business Journal's Best Places to Work in North Texas for 2015.
Amy Linn, CSP and Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff North Dallas, is thrilled that her office made the list this year. "For a long time, we've strived to create an environment in which our employees are engaged in meaningful work, every day," states Linn. "Receiving this recognition is more than an honor for us; it validates that we've accomplished our goal of building an organization our team feels proud to work for."
Linn cites a number of reasons her employees responded so favorably to the third-party workplace survey...

PrideStaff Fresno Wins The Fresno Bee's 2015 "People's Choice Award" »

May 21, 2015 at 11:03AM PDT | Source: PrideStaff

Fresno, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2015 - PrideStaff, a national staffing organization, is pleased to announce that their Fresno office was recently named winner of The Fresno Bee's 2015 People's Choice Award in the Employment Agency category.
Stefanie Schwartz, Strategic-Partner of PrideStaff Fresno, is thrilled her office won this year. "The fact that this award comes from the people – our valued clients and candidates – makes it a huge honor," states Schwartz. "Being recognized as the people's choice is not only flattering; it's a testament to the high level of customer service we provide to area employers and job seekers every day."
Schwartz is especially proud of her staff for having earned this recognition. "We have an amazingly strong and dedicated team that goes the extra mile to create the right match between leading employers and hard-working people throughout the area...

BrightStar Care Ranks Within Top 10 On List Of Women-Owned Companies »

May 21, 2015 at 4:16AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

In-Home Care Agency Ranks at No. 8 among Fastest-Growing, Women-Owned Companies
CHICAGO - May 21, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Chicago-based in-home care agency, BrightStar Care, came in at number eight on a coveted list recognizing women in power positions. The list, known as the “50 Fastest” is presented by The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and recognizes the 50 fastest-growing women-owned/led companies worldwide.
This is the eighth year that the list has been announced and the fourth time BrightStar Care has been in the top 10. In 2011 and 2012, BrightStar Care held the top spot. To be selected, all eligible companies were ranked according to a sales growth formula that combines percentage and absolute growth...

Hot Jobs In Your Area: Labor Finders Announces New Website Feature »

May 13, 2015 at 12:03PM PDT | Source: Labor Finders

May 13, 2015 // 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 a new special feature on its website.
It seems like only yesterday that millions of people were out of work and struggling to find a job…any job. Just as the economy has done a 180, so has the job market. Recruiting has become increasingly challenging across the country. In looking for ways to assist clients find the employees they need, and to place workers in appropriate jobs, Labor Finders has rolled out their new “Hot Jobs in your Area” feature on their website. This new feature gives people visiting the Job Seekers section, a listing of the 10 most recent jobs posted in their geographical area...

MRINetwork Celebrates 50 Years Of Making Recruitment History »

May 13, 2015 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: MRINetwork

May 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // Philadelphia, PA – Management Recruiters International, Inc. (MRI) opened its doors in Cleveland, OH in 1965, in response to a growing, but largely unmet demand in the business world - the need for executive, managerial and professional recruitment services. Founded by the late Alan R. Schonberg, MRI answered that need, and has grown into one of the largest, franchised, executive search and recruitment organizations in the world, with approximately 600 offices in over 40 countries. With a proven business model that has survived the toughest economic times, including the Recessions of the early 1980s and 2009, MRI celebrates in 2015, 50 years of success in executive search franchising.
Since the organization’s inception, MRI has introduced several industry firsts that shaped the way recruitment is still conducted today, namely the concept of employer-paid fees and contingency search, which obligates clients to pay recruitment costs, only if their search was successfully completed...

Madison’s BrightStar Senior Living Strives For Highest Standards With New Ownership »

May 12, 2015 at 5:34AM PDT | Source: BrightStar Care

Entrepreneurs Jeff Tews and Susan Rather Bring Wealth of Experience, Knowledge to Local Aging Care Community
MADISON, Wis. - May 12, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - BrightStar Senior Living, BrightStar Care®’s newest brand, is proud to announce that its first ever location in Madison, Wis. has been put in the hands of successful BrightStar Care franchisees, Jeff Tews and Susan Rather. On March 1, 2015, the franchise license of the state-of-the-art senior living community in Madison was sold to the experienced husband-wife team.
The longtime franchisees were married for just a year before investing in their first BrightStar Care location in 2006. Since then, their in-home and medical staffing business has exploded into five locations, four of which are in Madison and throughout Wisconsin...

Express Employment Professionals Certified As A 2015 World-Class Franchise® By The Franchise Research Institute® »

May 07, 2015 at 3:39AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

May 07, 2015 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY – Express Employment Professionals has received World-Class Franchise® certification from the Franchise Research Institute®.
The recognition comes after an independent franchisee validation survey conducted by the Franchise Research Institute, in which 73.1 percent of all Express Employment Professionals franchisees participated. The survey was designed to determine the quality of 10 key metrics crucial to franchisee success within the Express Employment Professionals franchise system.
"Using confidential surveys to analyze franchisee opinions is vital to building a successful franchise brand," said Jeff Johnson, Founder and CEO of the Franchise Research Institute. “Express Employment Professionals relied upon our comprehensive, unbiased, third-party research to obtain honest feedback from their franchisees, in order to help maximize franchisee sales and profitability...

Express Releases Mother's Day Poll Of Working Moms »

May 06, 2015 at 9:26AM PDT | Source: Express Employment Professionals

Poll Asks, "Would You Work If You Didn't Have To?" - 72% Say "Yes," Compared to 80% of Fathers
TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - May 6, 2015) - Express Employment Professionals today released the results of a special Mother's Day survey of working moms in the United States and Canada.
Express polled working mothers, asking them "Would you work if you didn't have to?"
Of those surveyed, 72 per cent said yes, they would work if they didn't have to, while 28 per cent said they would not.
Express also polled working fathers, asking them the same question. Among fathers, 80 per cent said yes, they would work if they didn't have to, and 20 per cent said they would not.
"It's fascinating to see the number of parents who would work outside the home for the love of the profession-and not just because they have to," said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express...

@Work Group Expands To Southern California »

May 06, 2015 at 7:10AM PDT | Source: @Work Group

Leading Staffing Agency Expands Reach on West Coast with All-New Temecula-Based Office
May 06, 2015 // Franchising.com // KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - @Work Group, an award-winning national staffing franchise, recently announced another expansion in California. The all-new franchise was awarded to local entrepreneurs Gregg Hassler and Moses Rangel, whose Southern California-based @Work franchise, located at 27720 Jefferson Ave. Suite 130, in Temecula, will provide staffing services to a variety of businesses throughout Southern California.
“We look forward to partnering with employers and employees in our community,” said Hassler. “The fast-growing Southern California market, combined with AtWork’s national footprint, solid reputation, and operational support, have allowed our experienced team to immediately begin making a difference in the area...



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