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Search for “Happiest Franchise” Leads To New Express Office in Spring Valley, CA

When a software delivery executive wants to leave corporate America for a family-friendly franchise opportunity, what does he do? He Googles it, of course. For Andrew Raines, his online search for “the happiest franchises” led directly to Express Employment Professionals.

Congratulations to Andrew and his wife, Karen, who are opening the new Spring Valley, CA, Express franchise.

A Background in Business

“Andrew appreciates what the company has to offer: A proven franchise model with a long history of success,” said Dan Gunderson, Express franchising director. “And his education and experience make him a great fit.”

Andrew has had a successful 20-year career in the software industry, most recently at SAP, and he has a business degree from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

Karen has a master’s degree in public relations and has worked as director of development for a nonprofit agency.

Locally, she is known as the co-author of the book ‘Celebrating San Diego Air & Space Museum,’ which explores how the San Diego area has contributed to the history of aerospace.

A Desire To Give Back

“Andrew and Karen are both network driven people and enjoy giving back to the community, which also fits well with the Express culture of caring,” Dan said. “As members of the Porsche Club of America, they helped spearhead a toy drive for the local Children’s Hospital in San Diego.”

Andrew and Karen, who have been married for 26 years, are eager to help connect people in the Spring Valley area with the work they need and provide workforce support for area businesses.

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What about you? Is this the right time of life for you to join Express? The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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Finance Experts Partner to Open Express Office in Toronto, ON

Tim and DaisyTim Missios and Daisy Kaur have each spent more than 25 years becoming experts in the accounting and finance industries. With experience in accounting, retail, automotive, engineering, advertising, and a variety of other industries, these two are using their skills to take on the staffing industry. Congratulations to Tim & Daisy, who are opening the newest Express office in Pickering-East Scarborough, Ontario

Positive Attitude and Goal Oriented

“Missios and Kaur are looking to enter into a partnership when launching their Express franchise. They both have similar aspirations. They see our opportunity as a way to make a positive impact on others’ lives and the community,” said Brook Wise, Northeast Director of Franchising. “Express will allow both of them to take control of their financial future and give them the work life balance they desire. Missios and Kaur both have a ‘failure is not an option’ attitude and will do what it takes to be successful in our system. They are excited and drawn to our culture of success.”

Community Oriented

Tim has a degree in accounting and finance from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology and is an avid sports fan. In college, he was a champion soccer player. Today, Tim is actively involved in Men’s Tier 1 Ball Hockey.

Daisy has a bachelor’s of commerce degree from Ryerson University, which she has used to get her CPA and CGA licenses. No stranger to Toronto, she is actively involved Christmas Hampers for Seniors and Families in need as well as SAPNA—a philanthropy group aimed toward strengthening the professional presence of Toronto’s South Asian community.

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Does owning a successful franchise appeal to you? There’s never been a better time to open an Express office of your own. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the North America. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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Medical Sales Professional Opens New Express Franchise in Macon, GA

Running a strong business is part science, part relationship-building. And with 10 years of experience in medical sales, Steve Norris has had the opportunity to robustly develop both skills.

Now, he is putting his expertise to work as a franchisee for Express Employment Professionals, opening a new office in Macon, GA.

Bringing His Best To The Business

Steve has had great success building a business-to-business career with several medical sales companies, including Compass Labs, Genoptix, and BioMedix Vascular Solutions.

He has a degree in communications from George College and State University and is on the Chapter Advisory Board for his fraternity, Phi Delta Theta, at Mercer University.

“The Phi Delta Theta motto is ‘Become the greatest version of yourself,’ and Steve has worked toward that goal in every walk of life,” said Express Franchising Executive Jessica Stone. “We are excited to have Steve bring his best to represent Express in the Macon market.

“Steve understands how to follow a playbook to execute a successful plan for business growth, and he sees the value in the corporate office support that Express offers to franchisees,” Jessica adds. “It’s the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to grow their own business without duplicating a lot of effort in set-up and operations practices.”

Caring for What Matters Most

“The Phi Delts embrace a very values-based lifestyle, and that is why the Express ‘Culture of Caring’ had great appeal for Steve,” Jessica said. “He and his wife Rachel are very engaged in the Macon area, eager to build a business together, and they are particularly excited about being able to serve their community.”

Steve and Rachel have five-year-old twins, and appreciate the family-focused hours of the Express business model, which leaves them time for children’s activities, as well as Steve’s involvement in the Over-30 Macon Adult Soccer League.

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Does a career in franchising appeal to you? The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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Army Veteran to Open Express Office in Canton, OH

After serving his country for eight years in the Army, Steve Michaels earned a reputation for leading teams that excel and achieve results.  Steve will now put those skills to work as owner of the new Express Employment Professionals office in Canton, OH.

“Steve’s strong sales management background equips him well for a career as an Express franchisee,” said Bill Thompson, Express Franchising Executive. “He’s also had experience following best practices from a home office, and he understands how to leverage the strong support that Express provides for franchisees.”

Recognized for Leadership

Steve has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, WI, and an MBA from University of Phoenix.

After serving time in the Army, Steve started at Barnes Distribution, working up from Sales Representative to Director of Sales Effectiveness in his 13 years with the company. While there, Steve was selected for the Emerging Leaders Development program at Columbia University.

Most recently, Steve was Western Region Director of Myers Tire Supply, managing a total of 92 direct and indirect reports.

Steve sees this as a perfect time to enter the Canton market.

According to the The ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, Ohio has moved up from 47th out of 50 states in economic outlook back in 2008, to 23rd as of 2014. According to Thompson, Steve has the right skills to serve the growing Canton marketplace.

“Steve has a talent for successfully identifying client needs and providing viable, cost-effective solutions,” Bill said. “He is well-suited to help connect Canton area businesses with the talent they need to move their business forward.”

Serving Those Who Serve our Country

Steve is a member of the American Legion, which provides youth mentoring and community programs advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to service members and veterans.

He and his wife, Claudia, have been married for 13 years and they have one daughter, Chloe, who is a student at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

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Are you motivated to run your own business? It’s a great time to join Express. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.com.

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Express Celebrates Staffing for Canada Week

We at Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters join our franchisees around the world in celebration of Staffing for Canada Week, June 1-7.

Every day, millions of Canadians report to work for a temporary assignment through a staffing company. Staffing for Canada Week recognizes those workers who have been instrumental in our nation’s job growth and the staffing companies that have done a great job placing them.

Express launched in Canada in July 1996, with a franchise in London, Ontario, and since then, has expanded and grown significantly. There are currently 36 Express franchises in Canada – five in British Columbia, six in Alberta, two in Saskatchewan, 22 in Ontario, and one in Nova Scotia.

Long-Term Benefits

Our company offers flexible staffing options to both employees and companies. Often, those temporary positions can turn into permanent employment over time.

“Many of our associates earn permanent positions with the company they were temporarily assigned to through Express,” said Bob Funk, Express CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Additionally, they gain valuable work experience and training that can help them develop into a leader within the organization.”

In 2014, Express employed more than 456,000 people as part of its long-term goal to put a million people to work annually. The company also generated $2.85 billion in sales.

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Does owning a successful franchise appeal to you? There’s never been a better time to open an Express office of your own. The staffing industry is booming and Express has been named one of the fastest growing major staffing companies in the country. For more information on owning an Express franchise, visit ExpressFranchising.ca.

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Express Named a Top 10 Franchise Brand for Veterans

Express Employment Professionals was proudly named the No. 2 franchise brand for veterans by Entrepreneur magazine.

Transitioning from military to civilian life can be rough, especially trying to break back into the workforce. Veterans are used to a very structured living environment, which can leave them feeling lost when choosing a career.

Potential employers may also be discouraged by a military applicant’s gap in experience and skills while they were away, serving their country.

These hardships may be one of the reasons why veterans often choose to start their own businesses, according to Entrepreneur magazine.

A Successful Alternative

Entrepreneur magazine said that a higher percentage of veterans than non-veterans are actually self-employed. Those veteran-owned businesses generate $1.2 million in sales and employ 5.8 million workers.

Looking to start a new business from the ground up can be daunting. That’s why franchises like Express, which have an established framework, are perfect for veterans. It allows them to have structure in their business while indulging in their entrepreneurial spirit.

David Lewis, Vice President of Franchising at Express, told the magazine that veterans bring something unique to franchising.
“In the military, you learn that predictable success comes from following proven systems, but you also learn how to adapt to current conditions,” he said. “That is almost the definition of franchising.”

Lewis, however, encourages interested veterans to do their homework. They should research the industry and talk to other franchisees in the system.

Express offers 50 percent off its franchise fee for U.S. and Canadian veterans.

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