OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (PRWEB) August 01, 2016 - Express Employment Professionals is on an aggressive campaign to reach 800 franchise locations in 2016, and is announcing their expansion into Northern Alabama and Port St Lucie, Florida.
“As more businesses and job seekers continue to rely on the services of staffing firms, we are excited to be growing into new areas of the U.S.,” said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express. “Our passion to put a million people to work annually requires our company to continue opening new offices in territories we believe are ready for a successful franchisee.”
According to the American Staffing Association, more than 3 million people work for a staffing company during an average week. During the course of a year, staffing companies hire more than 14 million temporary and contract employees.
Express Employment Professionals has been named one of the best franchises to buy, according to Forbes’ ranking of America’s best and worst franchises. Express ranked as the fifth top franchise with an investment level less than $150,000.
Earlier this year, Bloomberg ranked Port St Lucie as one of the top 18 metropolitan areas for economic growth in 2016, while a PNC Financial Services Group survey found Alabama business owners increasingly optimistic about their sales and profit growth.
“The staffing industry is booming, and Express is ranked No. 1 in its category on the 2016 Entrepreneur 500 for the fifth year in a row,” Funk said.
Express franchises open more than two years have average annual sales of $5.6 million, and first-year sales average more than $1 million.
“We’re a small business operating with a great purpose,” said David Lewis, vice president of franchising for Express Employment Professionals. “Every time a new Express franchise opens, an average of 600 more people find jobs annually.”
If you are interested in owning a franchise, please email Franchising@ExpressPros.com. For more details, visit ExpressFranchising.com.
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $3.02 billion in sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For information about owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.
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Sherry Kast, APR
Corporate Communications and PR Director
Express Employment Professionals
9701 Boardwalk Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73162