Express Employment Professionals

Express provides a full line of staffing services (temporary, flexible, evaluation hire, direct hire, and professional/contract staffing) and HR Business Solutions to individuals and businesses in over 700 locations in the United States, Canada and South Africa. Express is a sales-focused, business to business opportunity in one of the top ten fastest growing industries in the US.

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Express Employment Professionals


Express Employment Professionals Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2023


Business ownership with Express Employment Professionals allows you to invest in yourself, your community, and your future with our B2B franchise. No matter where you live, an Express franchise can answer a very real need: to help local businesses find qualified employees, and to help your neighbors find meaningful work. The staffing industry stays strong despite market changes.

More than 95% of our franchisees had no prior staffing experience upon joining the Express family. Most of our franchisees come from the corporate world, having led and managed teams, and typically are the Type A, driven individuals with strong leadership skills that are key for building relationships.

Express offers a low investment opportunity. New offices have low overhead and no inventory to help propel the business toward sustainability. Check out our FDD's robust Item 19 to see what a realistic return on investment can be.

Business hours are the standard 8am-5pm Monday to Friday, providing the much-desired work-life balance. Owners are also able to impact their community by helping businesses find good people, and by helping good people find jobs.
• Fastest Growing Franchise, Entrepreneur
• Top Global Franchise, Entrepreneur
• Best of the Best, Entrepreneur
• Top Franchises | Culture Award Winner, Franchise Business Review
• Top Franchises | Recession Proof, Franchise Business Review
• America's Best Large Employers, Forbes
• Top 100 Franchises, Franchise Direct Global Award
• #1 Staffing Franchise, Entrepreneur
• World Class Franchisor, Fran Survey
• Franchise Journal Top Brands
• Franchise Innovation Award, Franchise Update Media
• America's Best Professional Recruiting Firms, Forbes
• America's Best Temporary Staffing Firms, Forbes
• Special 2020 CFA Hall of Fame Award Winner
• Ranked 4-Star Franchise, Franchise Business Review
• Best of Staffing: Client, ClearlyRated
• Best of Staffing: Talent, ClearlyRated
• Top 100 Global Franchises, Franchise Direct

Company Details

Established: 1983
First Unit Franchised: 1985
Franchised Units: 786
Company Owned Units: 1
States Registered In: All 50 states
Canada Franchises: Yes
International Franchises: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Express Employment Professionals

Financial Assistance Provided: Yes
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes


  • Three weeks of virtual training with our award winning trainers. One week of virtual on-the-job training for opening week.
  • 99% satisfaction rating by FranSurvey
  • No charge for new Franchisee training
  • Lifelong learning programs designed to continually develop you and your entire team
  • Training specifically designed to help you diversify your business
  • Leadership and manager training that focuses on fundamental skills needed to successfully lead your team
  • Robust online learning library for Franchisees and employees accessible free of charge
  • New hire training plans, continued education plans, and job-specific certification programs


Typical day of a franchisee:

Express Employment owners work closely with business owners in their community to identify hiring opportunities. By leveraging the extensive training and support provided by Express, our franchise owners and their team support their clients by recruiting talented applicants to fill the open positions. The Express office is typically open from 8- 5 to mirror the common hours of our clients. Each morning an owner will meet with their staff and strategize their daily sales plan based on their current applicant pool and open job orders with clients. As the owner and face of the business, the franchisee will spend the remainder of the day connecting with business clients in their community to determine hiring opportunities. By connecting with decision makers at local businesses, the owner controls the growth trajectory of their own business without having to worry about the back-office support which is handled by Express Headquarters. At the end of the day, the owner regroups the team for a quick afternoon recap and ensures they are prepared for the following day.

2023 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Express Employment Professionals Franchise.

What does a Express Employment Professionals Franchise Cost?

Express Employment Professionals franchise fees for 2023:

Cash Investment: $150,000
Total Investment: $150,000 - $220,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty: 8.6% of Sales
Ad: 6/10ths of 1%
Average Number of Employees: 2

Passive Ownership: No
Home Based: No
B2B: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: 50% off franchise fee

Express offers franchisees two ownership models. The Traditional Model requires an investment ranging from $150,000 to $174,000 and an active role in new business development by the franchise owner. The Professional Market Model requires an investment ranging from $209,000 to $224,000 and applies to pre-designated territories with a high propensity for professional staffing. In this model, owners attend customized training and will manage a recruiting staff of two, unlike a traditional office with one person in this role. In both models, our franchisees enjoy the opportunity to own a business, while having a life outside of the office with time to enjoy friends and family.

Is Express Employment Professionals a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Express Employment Professionals is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Express Employment Professionals a Home Based franchise?

No. Express Employment Professionals is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Express Employment Professionals Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Express Employment Professionals franchisees make. Express Employment Professionals offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Express Employment Professionals a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Express Employment Professionals is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Express Employment Professionals Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Express Employment Professionals franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Does Express Employment Professionals Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

No. Express Employment Professionals franchise does not work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Express Employment Professionals Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Express Employment Professionals franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Express Employment Professionals Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Express Employment Professionals franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Employment & Personnel, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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E2 Visa Franchise


Express Employment Professionals Franchises for Sale

Click Here to inquire about existing Express Employment Professionals franchises for sale. We may have Express Employment Professionals franchise resales. A franchise resale is an already established franchise owned by a franchisee and the franchisee is looking to sell their franchise.

The International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) is an internationally recognized membership-based franchise organization. IFPG Franchise Consultants guide aspiring business owners through the process of identifying and investing in franchise businesses. The IFPG represents more than 550 franchises. We do not represent all franchises listed here. By clicking on "Request a Consultation," you are agreeing to be contacted by one of our Certified Franchise Consultants to discuss franchise ownership.

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