COVID-19 has brought massive change to the North American labor market. Layoffs, shutdowns, travel restrictions, surge demands, and more have created a whirlwind of uncertainty for job seekers and businesses. But the new normal has also brought out the best across the franchise industry, Express Employment Professionals’ franchisees’ efforts were recently recognized by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) with the 2020 Special Hall of Fame Award.
EARNING OUR REPUTATION AS A TOP STAFFING FRANCHISE
We are proud to receive the CFA 2020 Special Hall of Fame Award, which has been historically presented to a CFA member with strong brand recognition and solid business performance. Additional criteria this year included CFA’s desire to recognize a franchise that performed above and beyond during COVID-19, criteria that we as a top staffing franchise more than exceeded both with our tireless service to the communities we serve and our continued innovation, leadership, and unparalleled Franchise Owner support. We are delighted to add this accolade to our growing list of awards and are inspired to keep making a difference to people, businesses, and communities across North America.
COMMITED TO SERVING THE COMMUNITY
CFA President and CEO Sherry McNeil astutely summed up how the mission of franchising thrives in challenging conditions. “At its core, franchising is about people helping other people achieve their goals through collaboration and mutual support,” McNeil said. “Throughout COVID-19, we have seen franchising’s strength shine brightly through our members.”
She pointed out the power of collaboration, saying that, “Our members have been working extremely hard to support their franchisees. They have also been extraordinary in helping other companies in the CFA community through leadership, sharing of best practices, and organic peer-to-peer mentorship.”
ADAPTING TO MEET EVOLVING NEEDS
The spirit of innovation and commitment to communities in times of upheaval manifests itself in Express staffing Franchise Owners. As one example, Grand Rapids Express Franchise Owner Janis Petrini launched a virtual online job fair earlier this summer to help connect job seekers with employment opportunities safely and effectively. We’ve also made changes to the Express staffing franchise sales process, including a Virtual Learning Brochure and Virtual Discovery Day to keep prospective Franchise Owners safe while streamlining the path to ownership.
OWN A STAFFING FRANCHISE THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Express has numerous Canada franchise opportunities, with offices throughout the provinces seeing unprecedented demand. By recognizing the need to evolve to meet the business challenges of today’s world, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters renews its commitment to its Franchise Owners and communities with a recession-resilient opportunity that adapts to current and future staffing needs.
If you’d like to learn more about our incredibly rewarding staffing franchise opportunity, fill out the form below, and one of our franchise development directors will be in touch.