Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

February 11, 2015 10:38 ET

Where Jobs Are Looking For People?

- Top 10 Cities With Most Unfilled Job Openings

- Barrie, Markham, London, Georgetown, Kitchener, Burnaby, Cloverdale-Langley, Brantford, Guelph, Coquitlam

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2015) - Express Employment Professionals today released a report revealing which Canadian markets have the most unfilled jobs. In many cases, these jobs remain unfilled due to a lack of qualified workers.

Most of these jobs pay between $11 to $30 per hour in fields such as manufacturing, accounting, medical services, administrative, sales, engineering and information technology.

"Everyone knows that there are thousands of people looking for jobs, but what people don't realize is that there are often many jobs looking for people," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express.

"If you have the skills that are in demand, you may be able to leverage that into a higher-paying job. Likewise, if you're looking to start a new chapter in your career, it may be time to consider acquiring some additional skills or moving to where the jobs are."

Express has openings for more than 1,835 jobs in Canada. That's an increase from January 2014, when openings totaled 1,798. The following are the top 10 cities among Express Employment Professionals locations in which jobs are looking for people in 2015:

  1. Barrie, ON (426)
  2. London, ON (147)
  3. Markham, ON (132)
  4. Georgetown, ON (111)
  5. Kitchener, ON (111)
  6. Burnaby, BC (88)
  7. Cloverdale-Langley, BC (86)
  8. Brantford, ON (83)
  9. Guelph, ON (80)
  10. Coquitlam, BC (77)

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk, please contact Kellie Major at (613) 222-7488.

About Robert A. Funk

Robert A. "Bob" Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has 725 franchises in Canada, the U.S. and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals and Express in Canada

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 in the United States 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 across Canada significantly. There are currently 34 Express franchises in Canada - five in British Columbia, six in Alberta, and 22 in Ontario and one in Nova Scotia.

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