TORONTO, ONTARIO - (Marketwired - June 10, 2014) - Express Employment Professionals, the largest franchised staffing company in North America, today encouraged unemployed Canadians to adopt three steps to land a job.
Formulated after a recent national poll of the unemployed in Canada which was conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals from April 9 through April 21, 2014 among 1,502 unemployed Canadian adults, the steps advise that people who are looking for work can increase their chances of success by focusing on three key search methods.
"If you are out of work, these three steps can help get you back on track," said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals. "It's clear from the research that treating a job search like a job, being open to a move, and hitting the books will dramatically increase your chances of a good job."
The survey was conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Express Employment Professionals and included 1,502 Canadian adults aged 18 or older who are unemployed but capable of working (whether or not they receive employment insurance) who participated in an online survey between April 9 and April 21, 2014. Results were weighted as needed for age by gender, education, race/ethnicity, region and household income. Propensity score weighting was also used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online. Totals may not equal the sum of its individual components due to rounding. No estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated; a full methodology is available.
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $2.5 billion in sales and employed nearly 400,000 people in 2013. Express ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and the second largest privately held staffing company in North America. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.
Express launched in Canada in July, 1996, with a franchise in London, Ontario, and since then, has expanded and grown in Canada significantly. There are currently 36 Express franchises in Canada - seven in British Columbia, six in Alberta, and 23 Ontario.