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Express Employment Professionals Named a 2022 Top Global Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Franchise 500 Top Global Franchise 2022

With nearly two decades of global franchising under our belts, Express Employment Professionals has worked extremely hard to earn recognition as a Top Global Franchise for another consecutive year.

We’re Proud To Be International Front-Runners

Entrepreneur magazine is considered a gold standard in franchise marketing. To be included in its list of Top Global Franchises means that Express has garnered international recognition because of our reputation as a top staffing franchise, with locations around the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Entrepreneur bases its annual Top Global Franchise rankings on these five pillars:


  • Franchise fee
  • Total investment
  • Royalty fees


  • Training times
  • Marketing & ops support
  • Franchisor infrastructure
  • Financing availability


  • Open & operating units
  • Growth rate
  • Closures


  • Social media
  • System size
  • Years in business
  • Years in franchising


  • Franchisor’s audited financial statements

To create this list of Top Global Franchises, Entrepreneur adjusted its Franchise 500 formula to give extra weight to international size and growth. For companies to be considered, they would have to be seeking new franchisees outside the U.S. and already have a minimum of five units open abroad as of July 2021.

The Proof Is in the Numbers

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The staffing and recruiting industries have proven to be resilient and pandemic- and recession-proof. Express has proven itself as a top global franchise, helping lead the way in meeting global demand for staffing solutions. Our proven business model has helped pair job seekers with employers in communities all over the world. Each year, Express helps employ over 552,000 people across 860+ franchise locations globally.

As Express continues to expand into new territories worldwide, we consistently see our existing locations grow. It’s our growth that has gotten us on Entrepreneur’s Top Franchise list for the past eleven years in a row! In the U.S., Express Franchise Owners have reached an AUV of over $6.4M*. With immediate market availability in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, we suspect that our growth as a brand, and each of our Franchise Owners’ businesses, will continue to be positive.

Who Should Invest in Our Top Global Franchise?

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If the title of an Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise has convinced you to add to your franchise portfolio, you’ve come to the right place. Part of what makes us one of the best franchises to own is that Express Franchise Owners get the freedom of running their own business, while still having access to Express’s decades-worth of expertise, knowledge and support.

“I would recommend owning an Express franchise,” says Australian Franchise Owner Sylvia Elix. “All the training provided is all you need to know. The back office and support are fantastic, but you also get over 860+ offices and Franchise Owners around the world that you can call anytime. We also have Express University – it’s mind-blowing to go in and see the learning resources that are available to you and your team.”

Express Franchise Owners have an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for helping their community. Though extremely rewarding, running a top staffing franchise does take endurance, among other things. To ensure you’re a good fit, view our candidate qualifications.

Ready to own a top global franchise? Fill out the form below to speak with one of our Franchise Development Directors.

*For territories open more than 24 months, average sales in 2022 were $6,497,275. For territories open more than 60 months, average sales in 2022 were $7,194,784. First-year offices averaged $1,080,407 annual sales according to Item 19 in the Franchise Disclosure Document. This statement is for information purposes only and is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. The following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure. MN Registration #F-1755. 

Get $20K back

with Fast Track

As a new Express staffing Franchise Owner, you can earn back up to 100% of your franchise fee* by successfully completing our Fast Track program. Get $20K back when you earn the Fast Track award by billing 16 clients in one week OR $60K gross margin during your first 26 weeks of business. Do both and you’ll hit Double Fast Track and can earn back the entire $40K franchise fee.

save 50%

Express offers veterans a 50% discount* on their franchise fee — a savings of $20K.