Is Express Employment Professionals a Franchise?

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So you’ve decided you’re interested in entering the world of franchising and you’re in the researching phrase. Whether you’ve personally worked with Express Employment Professionals in the past or you’re just familiar with the brand, you may have some questions as it pertains to whether it’s a franchise, what an Express Employment Professionals franchise entails and whether it’s the right investment for you. If this scenario resonates with you even just a little, we’ve got the answers that can help you make the right decision for your portfolio and your future.

Is Express a Franchise?

Absolutely. In fact, Express has been recognized as the #1 staffing franchise by Entrepreneur magazine for the past 11 years in a row. We bring nearly 40 years of experience to the table, helping our Franchise Owners succeed. Express Employment Professionals is 100% franchised, which means our Corporate Headquarters team focuses solely on training and supporting Franchise Owners to ensure growth across all 850+ Express franchise locations.

What Does an Express Franchise Entail?

The first thing you need if you’re considering investing in an Express Employment Professionals franchise is the entrepreneurial spirit. All our Franchise Owners have a main goal to help people in their community find meaningful and rewarding careers. In addition to being entrepreneurial and community-minded, our Franchise Owners are high-energy natural leaders.

The actual process to become an Express Employment Professionals Franchise Owner begins with our Franchise Development Director giving you all the information you need from investment costs to available markets and more. We’ll get an understanding of your background, interest level and qualifications. After that, you’ll review the Franchise Disclosure Document and connect with existing Express Franchise Owners to answer questions and validate if this franchise opportunity is right for you. As you near the end of the Franchise Owner process, you’ll attend a Virtual Discovery Day where you meet the Express leadership team through virtual webinars. Then all that’s left is signing your franchise agreement.

For each Express Franchise Owner, the benefits of going through the process are different. We asked some of our Franchise Owners what it was for them that made Express such a good investment.

“Some of the benefits to being an Express Franchise Owner include having work-life balance, which was important to me, but also the profitability that’s available. You get out of this business what you put into it,” says Tracy Thompson, Express Employment Professionals Franchise Owner.

Am I The Right Fit For an Express Franchise?

If everything you’ve read on this page until this point has interested you and seemed realistic for your future career goals, then you’re probably a great candidate to become an Express Employment Professionals Franchise Owner. You should invest with us if you fit the hardworking, community-minded traits we mentioned above, and if you’re looking to enjoy both financial and emotional rewards with your franchising opportunity.

Express Employment Professionals has immediate growth markets across North America, so the chances of there being a territory available near you are probable. Express also offers resale opportunities in established markets. Take advantage of an opportunity near you before someone else does.

Getting a franchise off the ground requires hard work, and our Franchise Owners know this firsthand. However, Express Franchise Owners tell us often that it’s one of the best investments they’ve ever made.

“I would absolutely buy an Express franchise again. It’s been life-changing for my family. The support we receive from headquarters is really anything we need. From legal to workers’ comp to billing issues, training or just a call for guidance on a particular issue,” says multi-unit Express Employment Professionals Franchise Owner Reggie Kaji.

How Much Does an Express Franchise Cost?

The cost of your Express Employment Professionals franchise will vary on factors like location, your tenure as a Franchise Owner and more, but there are some financial requirements to initially become an Express Franchise Owner. We require you to have a net worth of $250K or higher and access to liquid capital in the amount of $140K – $175K.

Staffing and recruitment make up a $150B industry, and Express is proud to have a $6.1M AUV*. Our Franchise Owners are successful in large part because of the support they receive from our leadership team and the impact they make in their communities.

If you are interested in owning an Express Employment Professionals franchise, fill out the form below to speak with our Franchise Development team.

*For territories open more than 24 months, average sales in 2021 were $6,119,487. First-year offices averaged $900,049 according to Item 19 in the Franchise Disclosure Document.

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