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CANADA: New Survey: Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses Not Ready for Legalized Marijuana

Two-Thirds of Canadian Businesses Polled Are Concerned with Recreational Marijuana Use in the Workplace. Many small- and medium-sized businesses are not ready for the legalization of recreational marijuana, according to a new poll conducted by Express Employment Professionals. With only one week until recreational marijuana use becomes legal, more than 80% of businesses polled have […]

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The ExpressJobs App Helps Find Talented Workers Faster

The new ExpressJobs app is changing the way Express connects good people with good jobs. The simple, user-friendly interface gives candidates a real-time job search with more accuracy and more efficiency … all electronically. That means not only a wider network of candidates for our clients, but more precise matches every time, in less time. […]

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Infographic: 2018 Small Business Checklist

From accounting to marketing to customer service, small business owners wear many hats,  so it’s important to focus your efforts on the most important tasks that help move the bottom line. Check out this infographic from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), an association of more than 325,000 business owners, for some great insight […]

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Free Webinar: A Culture of Safety

Join us for a complimentary webinar, A Culture of Safety: Employee Buy-In Begins at the Top, featuring Bob Alcorn, CSP, CHST, Senior Loss Control Specialist at Express Employment Professionals, who contributed to saving Express more than 4 million dollars in loss prevention claims in the last two years alone. The webinar takes place live Thursday, […]

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Businesses Warn $15 Minimum Wage Means Higher Prices, Lost Jobs

New Survey Highlights Real Consequences of Wage Policies; One-Third Would Raise Prices; 3 Percent Would Shut Down  Express Employment Professionals released new survey results revealing how businesses would react to a minimum wage increase to $15 per hour. In a survey of 1,030 businesses, respondents were asked, “What action(s) would you take if minimum wage increased […]

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Turn Around a Bad Online Review

There’s an old saying, “The pen is mightier than the sword,” which suggests that it’s more effective to fight with words than with weapons. In our digital age, that adage has never been more true. Anyone with a computer or smart phone has the ability to make their opinion heard. Online review sites transform what […]

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Realizing the Dream of Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurship is strong in North America. The U.S. and Canada have the highest levels of entrepreneurial activity in the world. If the thought of working for yourself and following your dream is appealing, here are seven important questions to consider: Do you have the personality traits to run a business? You’ve probably heard that entrepreneurs […]

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America’s Hidden Weakness

New White Paper Spotlights the Shrinking Labor Force in a Growing Economy; Current Trend Defies Precedent, Is Uniquely American Express Employment Professionals recently released a new white paper exploring the challenges and causes of America’s chronically low labor force participation rate. The U.S. labor force participation rate has continued to shrink, even in a growing economy. […]

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5 Steps to Take Right Now to Prepare Yourself to Be an Entrepreneur

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur, but for those who are, it can be all at once exciting, terrifying, and rewarding. Many people have dreams of owning their own business, but are quick to dismiss the idea, because they don’t think it’s a realistic option. For some, that may be true, but […]

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5 Signs You’re Ready to Start Your Own Business

In today’s digital economy, the tools to start a business have never been more accessible. And lately, more businesses are popping up than ever before. According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, nearly 14% of North Americans were involved in starting or running businesses in 2014. Compared to the 7.6% seen in 2010, more and more […]

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