With a focus on diversification for continued company growth, Express Employment Professionals today announced the expansion of the company into new global markets.
Through the strategic purchase of Frontline Recruitment Group, a recruiting and staffing company with 31 locations in Australia and three locations in New Zealand, Express is positioned to not only expand into other countries but also strengthen its service offerings. As a fully-franchised entity, Frontline is one of the premier staffing companies in Australia and New Zealand, focusing solely on direct hire placements and serving as an expert in that field.
“We are very excited to combine forces with Express Employment Professionals,” said Peter Davis, managing director of Frontline Recruitment Group. “The strong values alignment between our businesses will allow both Frontline and Express to each benefit from the expertise of the other.”
A natural fit within the Express model, Frontline’s franchise locations are owned and operated by individual franchisees with specialist knowledge of the communities and industries in which they work. Providing staffing solutions in the areas of retail, hospitality, health, education, IT and digital, and construction across Australia and New Zealand, Frontline has provided franchise owners the necessary tools to be successful entrepreneurs and small business owners.
Similar to Express franchise owners, Frontline franchisees will maintain ownership of their individual offices following this acquisition, continuing to exist under the Frontline brand presence within their respective markets.
Boasting a proven and impressive track record, Frontline’s vision mirrors that of Express: helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. With aligning core values, this purchase creates the opportunity to introduce temporary staffing across Australia and New Zealand, while strategically allowing Express to absorb Frontline’s direct hire model into current and emerging markets.
Continuing to provide comprehensive workforce solutions, Express will also expand and market its temporary staffing franchise concept across Australia and New Zealand, creating more opportunities for independent ownership with an international backing. These franchise locations will exist under the Express brand and collectively impact their local communities, helping businesses manage their workforce while putting more people to work across both countries.
“By purchasing Frontline Recruitment Group and joining forces, Express is poised to expand our expertise as leaders in temporary staffing to offer this type of employment to job seekers across Australia and New Zealand,” said Bill Stoller, CEO of Express. “This acquisition also allows us to leverage Frontline’s 25-years of experience as leaders in direct hire staffing, allowing Express to grow our core and franchise locations across the United States, Canada, South Africa and beyond.”