Soaring to Success: Express Moves Up on the Franchise Times Top 500

Express Employment Professionals is excited to announce that we’ve moved up on the Franchise Times Top 500 list, from #35 in 2021 to #33 in 2022. The Franchise Times Top 500 ranks the largest franchises in the U.S. annually by global systemwide sales (based on the previous year).

Our place on the list is determined by data that our research team compiles and submits for the rankings. It combines voluntary reports and public data, including the franchises’ most recent disclosure documents and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. This process takes several months and includes information such as the five-year sales history, Top 10 lists and industry subcategories. Data is then reconciled to ensure accuracy and that all estimates are based on a solid sales formula.

What Sets Express Apart from Other Franchise Opportunities?

This ranking is just another confirmation that Express is one of the best U.S. franchise opportunities. As the undisputed top franchise to own in staffing, there are many reasons to choose Express over other franchise opportunities. 

First, Express has a lower initial investment range of $140K to $220K, along with an AUV of $6.4M.* And unlike other franchise opportunities, Express Franchise Owners don’t have to manage inventory or invest in technology and equipment to keep the business going.

In addition, the staffing industry has proved to be recession-resilient, remaining strong through the changing market. Express Franchise Owners play an important role in their community’s economy by helping people find jobs, creating financial stability not only for themselves but also for their neighbors.

“The best thing Express does is they help find good jobs for good people by working with good companies,” said Franchise Owner Bogdan Damjanovic.

Express also believes in work-life balance, with 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. office hours that allow our Owners to have time for their families and the activities they enjoy.

Do I Need a Staffing Background to Own an Express Franchise?

Not at all. We’re looking for high-energy people who are natural leaders with a motivation to succeed. Express offers extensive training and the ongoing resources you need to be successful. If you are willing to take a hands-on approach and work hard, you can build a profitable business.

“If you’re thinking about buying an Express franchise, know that you’re going to get all the support that you need,” said Franchise Owner Zach Daffin.

What Does It Take to Get Started?

Our Franchise Owner candidates need to have a net worth of at least $250K and access to liquid capital (cash, 401K, home equity loan) in the amount of $190K-$250K. If you have a passion for leadership and are ready to invest in a full-time business, consider joining one of the best franchise business opportunities. Right now, we’re offering development incentives in markets across the country. And, from now through March 15th, 2024, we are waiving the franchise fee when Franchise Owners sign their agreement with us. It’s just one more example of our commitment to setting our Franchise Owners up for success.

Express Employment Professionals is an award-winning staffing franchise that offers amazing growth potential, unparalleled support from headquarters, work-life balance and the opportunity to make a difference in your community.

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*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.