Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

September 09, 2015 09:00 ET

Workers Say Give Us More Hours!

58% Want to Work More

Only 10% Say They'd Prefer Fewer Hours

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2015) - Express Employment Professionals released new survey results today revealing workers' desire to put in more hours on the job.

In a recent poll, Express asked employed individuals, "If your employer allowed you to, would you work more hours, less hours, or the same hours?"

A majority of respondents, 58 per cent, said "more hours," while only 10 per cent said "less hours." One-third, or 33 per cent, said "same hours."

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"Workers' hours have become a hot topic lately for a number of reasons, including federal regulations and political campaign rhetoric," said Bob Funk, CEO of Express and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. "Our survey makes it pretty clear: workers want more hours. Only a few wish they were working less.

"Whether that desire comes from necessity or personal preference, it's certainly a tribute to the North American work ethic. It's also a reminder that many workers recognize that putting in extra effort can be the key to getting ahead, getting a raise or getting a promotion."

The survey of 872 workers in Canada and the U.S. was conducted in July 2015. The respondents are current and former associates of Express Employment Professionals.

If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, 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 franchises in the U.S., Canada 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

Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated more than $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually. For more information, visit

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