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Express puts more than 456,000 people to work posts record sales of $2.85bn in 2014

Express Employment Professionals, the largest franchised staffing company  in the U.S., announced record-setting sales for 2014. Express franchisees generated $2.85 billion in sales in 2014, up 16 percent from 2013.

The company  also helped a record 456,660 people find jobs last year compared to 396,000 in 2013.

“We have a long-term goal to put a million people to work annually,” said Bob Funk, Express Employment Professionals CEO and chairman of the board. “Our franchisees have a laser focus on helping as many people as possible find good jobs  by helping as many clients as possible find good people.

“The growth we've seen in our company is a testament to the culture of Express,” Funk said. “We have an incredible support team dedicated to helping people succeed at the franchise level, and our franchisees are personally invested in seeing their communities grow and thrive.”

Sales for U.S. Express franchisees alone are up 147 percent since 2009 as staffing companies have become a significant driver of the nation’s job growth, while sales for Canada Express franchisees are up 127 percent.

“Employers are increasingly relying on temporary workers for flexible staffing solutions to help them respond to real-time market conditions and meet production demands,” Funk said.

In 2014, Staffing Industry  Analysts named Express as one of the fastest growing major staffing companies and ranked the company No. 1 in industrial staffing. The staffing giant, with international headquarters based in Oklahoma City, was named the No. 1 staffing franchise in America for three consecutive years and one of the top 100 fastest growing franchise systems in America, out of 3,500 franchisors, for two consecutive years by Entrepreneur Magazine.

With 725 offices in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, Express Employment Professionals offers a full range of employment solutions, including evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources.

Express awarded 82 franchise locations in 2014 and plans to add 75 new locations in 2014, targeting strategic markets in New York City, Los Angeles, Miami, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Toronto.

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