Express Employment Professionals Maintains Strong Growth, Awards 10 Franchises in 35 Days by elanpr


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									Express Employment Professionals Maintains Strong Growth, Awards 10
Franchises in 35 Days

Express Employment Professionals has announced the signing of 10 new U.S.
franchise agreements in just 35 days.

Oklahoma City, OK (USA), July 25, 2012 -- As America’s workforce
continues to shift from full-time employees to more contract and
temporary positions, Oklahoma City-based Express Employment
Professionals’ ( ) expansion efforts have gone
into double time. As a result, Express has announced the signing of 10
new U.S. franchise agreements in just 35 days.

“Staffing services are in high demand, and Express continues to work with
thousands of employers and job seekers around the world to keep the
economic recovery moving forward,” said David Lewis, executive director
of franchising. “To meet this increasing need, we’re rapidly expanding
and letting new and existing clients know that we’re here when they need

Among the 10 new Express franchise ( )
owners are Jay Diaz in Meridian, Conn.; Jason and Christi Patrick in West
Nashville, Tenn.; Doug Dirrim in Roswell, Ga.; Diego Lejwa in Memphis,
Tenn.; Brad Collins in South Kansas City, Mo.; Jim Bartunek in Central
Suffolk County, N.Y.; Fran Mackovjak in Delaware County, Pa.; Jim
Sovacool in Lakeville, Ohio; Greg Lavelle in Worcester, Mass.; and Mitch
Porter in West Suffolk County, N.Y.

As one of the nation’s largest privately-held staffing firms, Express put
more than 335,000 people to work in 2011, providing expertise in
evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human
resources. As the company expands, it continues to achieve record
breaking sales growth. Most recently, Express franchisees set an all-time
record in average clients billed per office at 35.68 for the week ending
June 24. Together, franchise owners across the country billed a record
15,271 clients for the same week. Express projects company growth to top
18 percent in 2012, and plans to award 64 new franchise locations in the
U.S. and Canada, targeting Orlando, Fla.; Detroit; Chicago; Fairbanks,
Ala.; and Hartford, Conn. Sales for the company reached $2.1 billion in
2011, with the average territory generating sales of $4.5 million.

Express ( ) began franchising in 1985 and has
consistently maintained a 98 percent approval rating from franchisees on
the quality and opportunity of the Express system. The company was named
the No. 1 staffing franchise in the U.S. by Entrepreneur as part of the
magazine’s thirty-third annual Franchise 500® list and also ranked in the
top 100 on the magazine’s Top Global Franchises list in America.

“Our franchise owners come from various backgrounds such as sales,
management, human resources and finance and all share a vision of
controlling their own destiny through business ownership,” Lewis said.
“While the Express model does not require partnerships for success,
jointly owned franchises make up approximately 20 percent of our
franchisees, and husband-and-wife ownership teams are common. We also
have numerous franchise owners in our system who are military veterans.”

For information about purchasing an Express franchise, visit For more information about Express and
its services, visit

8516 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
Contact: Sherry Kast
Phone: 405-840-5000
Websites: /

Press & Media Contact:
Christine Picchietti
Sanderson & Associates, Ltd
8516 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73162

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