Express Celebrates 40 Years as a Staffing Industry Leader

From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve and have employed more than 10 million people since our inception.

This year, Express Employment Professionals is proud to celebrate four decades of successfully connecting great people with great companies in the communities we serve around the world!

The Beginning of a Global Brand

Express Employment International, franchisor of the Express Employment Professionals franchise and related brands, was established in 1983 by Robert A. Funk, William H. Stoller, and James Gray, who created the company after the dissolution of Acme Personnel, a Washington state-based company with which all three were associated.

That first year, Express Employment Professionals, headquartered in Oklahoma City, was able to generate gross revenues of $2 million despite the depressed economy. Following this success, the partners set their sights on large-scale growth and advanced toward expansion through franchising Express in 1985.

From the outset, the company experienced phenomenal growth. Within five years, Express was ranked among the top staffing firms in the United States and was recognized by The Inc. 500 Index (β€˜88) as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the country.

In 1999, the company topped $1 billion in sales and by 2005 had a franchise network of 500 Express locations. Today, Express has more than 860 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.

A Legacy of Success

For those in search of a new opportunity to better themselves and their families, we provide great hope. Our vision is to help as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. – Bill Stoller, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Jobs mean more than money. Jobs build self-esteem, confidence, and connections with people and community. It’s been an incredible 40-year journey, and we look forward to growing with you for many more years to come.


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