Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

February 12, 2016 11:00 ET

Fast Growing Staffing Franchise System Plans Expansion in Canada

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA--(Marketwired - Feb. 12, 2016) - As more businesses and job seekers in Canada continue to rely on the services of staffing firms, the demand for new offices grows for Express Employment Professionals.

The growing list of small- to medium-sized businesses that benefit from staffing firms has sent Oklahoma City-based Express Employment Professionals on an aggressive expansion campaign across Canada. The company plans to open four additional locations in Canada over the next few years, with the first location slated to open by the end of 2016.

Currently, there are 37 Express locations in Canada. Express plans to award franchise locations in Calgary, Alberta; Vancouver, British Columbia, and Chatham and Toronto, Ontario.

Express Employment Professionals is ranked as the No. 1 staffing franchise in the U.S. in 2016, according to Entrepreneur Magazine, and also ranked No. 70 on the publication's Franchise 500 List. Criteria for making the Franchise 500 List is based on financial strength and ability, growth rate and the number of years a company has been in business.

"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 10th year in a row that Express has been on the Franchise 500 List and fifth year to be named the No. 1 staffing franchise.

Express offices put 14,695 people to work in Canada in 2015. Expansion plans 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 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."

About Express Employment Professionals

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

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