April 23, 2008 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY, – Entrepreneur magazine ranked Express Employment Professionals, formerly Express Personnel Services, in the top 15% among all 500 franchises on their Franchise 500 list, an annual listing of the top franchises in the nation.
Entrepreneur ranks franchises nationwide to identify today's top opportunities in franchising. Express ranked at No. 77 on the list. Among the magazine's list of top global franchises, Express ranks No. 69, and the company was No. 58 among the fastest growing franchises in the U.S. and Canada.
Companies must meet high standards to be considered in the top 500, including having a solid financial history, a healthy growth rate and system size. Other determining factors include the number of years in business, length of time a company has been franchising, start-up costs and royalty fees.
"It's an honor to be a part of Entrepreneur's Franchise 500," said Robert A. Funk, founder and chairman of Express Employment Professionals. "We work hard to ensure our franchisees have all the resources they need to succeed in their markets. We're proud to be recognized as one of the best franchise opportunities."
In the past two years, Express has awarded 130 new franchises. The company now has more than 600 offices in four countries and employs 350,000 people each year. Sales for the Oklahoma City-based company totaled nearly $2 billion in 2007.
Formerly Express Personnel Services, a new name and logo reflect the company's latest evolution in its 25-year commitment to respecting people and impacting business.
Express provides expertise in evaluation and direct hire, temporary staffing, executive recruiting and human resources. recruiting and human resources.