It’s only a few months into 2021, but we’re already celebrating another big win as a brand that’s driven to grow, ranking 130th Fastest-Growing Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine. We’re going to need a bigger awards shelf, since earlier this year, we scored Top In Category on the magazine’s critically acclaimed Franchise 500 list. The fastest-growing rankings are based on the number of new franchise units added in the United States and Canada from July 2019 to July 2020, as verified by Entrepreneur magazine, with ties broken based on percentage growth.
Exponential Growth And Impressive Accolades.
With the help of our incredible Franchise Owners and their teams, we brought our A-game to 2020 and continued our reign as leader in global staffing and one of the top franchises to own. We signed a total of 61 Express franchise agreements, welcomed 50 new Franchise Owners systemwide and brought 27 new offices to key target markets. We kept business going strong at our existing locations, helping to match job seekers with businesses during a roller-coaster year. And we didn’t stop there. Despite the challenge of COVID-19, we also earned accolades as Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises, the Canadian Franchise Association’s Recognition Awards, and ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for 2020.
Nimble Pivoting Helped Us Lead.
Bill Stoller, CEO of Express Employment Professionals, acknowledged worldwide job market upheavals caused by the pandemic:
“The global workforce was hit hard in 2020 by COVID-19, and each industry sector had different needs at different times. Despite the challenges and complexities that the pandemic presented, our franchisees rose to the occasion and helped fill thousands of jobs last year. We feel humbly grateful to be able to make an impact on people’s lives in the way we do, and we’re excited to grow this impact in the years to come.”
How We’re Outstanding Down Under.
Continuing our focus on global growth, Express acquired Frontline Recruitment Group last year. A recruiting and staffing company with 31 locations in Australia and three locations in New Zealand, Frontline delivers staffing solutions in the areas of retail, hospitality, health, education, IT, digital and construction across Australia and New Zealand. A great fit for the Express framework, Frontline’s franchise locations are owned and run by individual Franchise Owners with specialized knowledge of the communities and industries in which they work.
Peter Davis, managing director of Frontline Recruitment Group, was enthusiastic about the partnership:
“The strong values alignment between our businesses will allow both Frontline and Express to each benefit from the expertise of the other.”
Innovating To Drive Renewed Growth.
As global vaccinations rise and business constriction triggered by the pandemic falls, job growth is expected to gain momentum. “February was another strong month for temporary help services jobs growth,” said Barry Asin, SIA President. “The recent trends in the temporary employment sector are consistent with the beginning of an economic expansion, and with favorable GDP projections for Q1 2021, we would expect to see a recovery path more V-shaped than previously thought.” This is great news for everyone, and Express stands ready to help companies find the right staffing solutions as they navigate a post-pandemic economy.
Get Going And Grow Your Future With Express.
As a top franchise to own in the staffing franchise sector, Express has more than 860 locations across five countries. Our longstanding reputation as an industry leader, top-tier unit-level economics and proven track record of success have been driving forces behind our accelerated franchise development. This year, we plan to open new offices in key areas across the globe; throughout the U.S. in California, New York and Ohio; in Ontario, Canada; as well as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. If you want to help businesses and people in your community get back on their feet, there’s no better time to buy an Express Employment Professionals Franchise.
If you’re ready to take the first step toward a fulfilling opportunity, fill out the form below, and an Express Franchise Development Director will contact you.