OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (PRWEB) October 18, 2016 - Oklahoma City-based international staffing company Express Employment Professionals is ranked the 48th largest franchised company in the U.S. in worldwide sales by Franchise Times magazine.
According to Franchise Times, the 200 largest franchise brands grew sales by 2.2 percent or $12.5 billion last year. While year-over-year sales dropped at several leading brands, Express was among the brands that reached new heights with record-breaking sales and significant gains in the number of franchise locations.
“Because of our franchisees’ strong performance, Franchise Times recognized Express among the top franchised companies in the United States,” said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board for Express Employment Professionals.
“At a time when many companies are struggling to gain momentum, we’re pleased to be thriving, helping with job creation and economic growth. Nothing brings us more satisfaction than helping people find jobs and helping companies find the people they need to help their companies grow,” Funk said.
Funk believes the company’s success is due to the expansion of its franchise network and service-oriented culture. The company has 774 franchises which includes 45 new offices added in 2016. Express has a goal to reach 800 offices by the end of the year.
“The growth we’ve experienced throughout the U.S., Canada and South Africa isn’t from acquisitions, but from the hard work and dedication of our franchisees and our headquarters support staff,” Funk said. “Our franchisees are personally invested in seeing their communities grow and thrive. They provide hope to job seekers and have a heart for putting people to work.”
After a strong performance in 2015, Express has reached $2.3 billion in sales in 2016 year-to-date while currently putting 7,600 new people to work each week.
“Our sights are set on putting a million people to work annually,” Funk said. “This is an ambitious, yet achievable goal based on our growth trends and the demand for staffing from businesses.”
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $3.02 billion in temporary sales and employed a record 500,002 people in 2015. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. Express has 30 offices throughout Oklahoma. Visit ExpressPros.com to find the location near you.
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Sherry Kast, APR
Director of Corporate Communications and PR
Express Employment Professionals