Oklahoma City (PRWEB) February 12, 2015 - Express Employment Professionals has retained their spot as the No. 1 franchised staffing company in the U.S. in 2015 according to Entrepreneur Magazine, and also ranked No. 66 on the publication's Franchise 500 list, up from No. 71 in 2014.
Additionally, in 2014, Express was ranked No. 56 on the Fastest Growing Franchise Systems, earning a spot on the list for the fifth year in a row.
Express plans to continue expansion in 2015. As the economy recovers and business picks up, employers in the greater New York City area are relying on staffing companies to fill their needs. The increase in demand has sent Express Employment Professionals on an aggressive expansion campaign in New York.
"It's a great accomplishment and honor to be ranked again on the Franchise 500 List," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals and former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board in Kansas City. "Our numbers have improved over last year, and this is a direct result of the diligent and dedicated work by our franchisees and international headquarters team."
This is the eighth year in a row that Express has been on the Franchise 500 list. To be selected, rankings are based on financial strength and ability, growth rate and the number of years a company has been in business.
With 17 offices currently in operation throughout the state, the company employed more than 5,800 New York residents through temporary help, flexible staffing, evaluation and direct hire in 2014. Plans to open 11 additional locations throughout New York City will allow Express to create more jobs while offering a valuable resource to local businesses.
"We're a small business operating with a great purpose," said Brook Wise, regional franchising director for Oklahoma City based Express Employment Professionals. "Every time a new Express franchise opens, an average of 600 more people find jobs annually."
To learn more about Express franchising opportunities and available territories, visit http://www.expressfranchising.com.
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014. Express ranks as the largest franchised staffing company and the second largest privately held staffing company in the United States. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.
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Sherry Kast, APR
Corporate Communications and PR Manager
Express Employment Professionals
9701 Boardwalk Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73162