Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals

Express Employment Professionals

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William H. Stoller and Robert A. Funk founded Express Employment International in 1983 and began franchising two years later. With 860+ locations throughout the U.S, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, we are the #1 flexible recruitment and staffing franchise for people, communities and businesses.

How does a $6.4M annual sales* in a $212.8B industry sound to you as a career move? With an Express Employment Professionals franchise, you can put your well-honed business acumen to work. You’ll pair people in your community with the jobs of their dreams—all while achieving yours.

For nearly four decades, Express Employment Professionals has led the way as a top recruitment and staffing franchise. As Entrepreneur’s #1 staffing/recruitment franchise for 12 years running, we bring a wealth of experience, expertise, and unmatched support to a financially and emotionally rewarding business model.

Why own an Express Employment Professionals staffing franchise?

-It’s flexible: Owning your own business and having support to run it gives your freedom, flexibility and work-life balance.
-It’s strong and resilient: The staffing industry’s future is strong, with Australia’s GDP projected to grow 3.5% and New Zealand’s GDP projected to grow 3.2% this year.
-It impacts your community positively: The average office places 600 job seekers a year and supports outreach programs in their community.

“Investing in Express was a smart choice. I have the independence and autonomy of running a business knowing I’ll be backed by a Franchisor that always puts Franchisees first; their support, training and collaboration has been commendable.” – Sylvia Elix, Franchise Owner, Canberra ACT.

You have the advantage of being your own boss, generating your own wealth, all while helping your community by putting people to work and making a positive impact in other peoples lives. Express has been ranked the number one staffing franchise on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 for 12 consecutive years, and in 2023, was ranked in the top 25 franchise opportunities by Entrepreneur.

*For territories open more than 24 months, average sales in 2022 were $6,119,487. For territories open more than 60 months, average sales in 2022, $6.4M, first-year offices averaged $900,049 annual sales according to Item 19 in the Franchise Disclosure Document. This statement is for information purposes only and is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. The following states regulate the offer and sale of franchises: California, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. If you are a resident of one of these states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure. MN Registration #F-1755.

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Whether or not you have previous recruiting industry experience, our team is ready to help you establish, market, and own your franchise. With on-the-ground operational support from our Sydney head office and our knowledgeable Franchise Owner network, Express gives you the support and tools you need to launch and grow a successful business. Our world-class new Franchise Owner training program has a 99% franchisee satisfaction rating. Reaching new clients drives growth. We help you plan, open and grow your business with tactical promotions and targeted marketing strategies, as well as opening day planning and events.

We want you to focus on what matters—helping job seekers and local businesses connect. That’s why we handle all the payroll funding, invoice processing and other administrative tasks for you.

Training includes:

  • Pre-training, robust virtual training and on-the-job training to ensure your virtual and in-person business operations are successful
  • Two weeks of training in Sydney
  • A third week of additional on-the-job training
  • Paid travel and accommodation for two individuals during new Franchise Owner training
  • On-site support during your grand opening week


Upfront investment

  • Franchise fee: $40,000
  • Site/fit-out fee: N/A
  • Other: N/A

Ongoing fees

  • Royalty: 8%
  • Administration or management fee: N/A
  • Marketing fees: 3%
  • Other: N/A

At the end of the Franchise Agreement

  • Transfer fee: 10% of the total sales price

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Arthur McColl

Chief Executive Officer
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Michelle Gamble

Chief Marketing Officer

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