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 2024


The temporary staffing industry is on track to generate a projected $212 billion in North America annually. Express reached $4.1 billion in sales in 2023 and was ranked the #1 staffing franchise in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list! New offices average over $5.9 million in just their first two years, with mature offices averaging $6.4 million annually.* Plus, as an Express franchise owner, you control your life with flexible weekday hours in a professional business setting. Express is a growing franchise with more than 860 locations and 40 years of success.

As an Express Employment Professionals franchisee, you have the opportunity to become a pillar of the community by supporting businesses with workforce solutions as they grow and providing jobs to job seekers when they need it the most. By providing temporary workers when demand fluctuates and supporting contract and direct hire needs to fill in for open positions, Express franchisees become a vital piece of local small to medium-sized businesses in their community.

These staffing firms provide vital temporary and full-time workforce solutions to businesses when they need it most. The flexibility of staffing allows companies to fill in the gaps to match payroll and resources, ultimately giving them a competitive edge without committing to the inherent risks that come with additional temporary workers on their payroll.

We offer more than just operational support to our franchisees. By providing multi-step marketing campaigns, sales training, and public relations assistance, our franchise owners are able to focus on growing their businesses. Express also offers annual regional and international virtual training events, as well as continued education for staff and owners via our online university.

Company Details

Established: 1983
First Unit Franchised: 1985
Franchised Units: 859
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

Support: As a franchise owner, you are 100% payroll funded by corporate and do not have to invoice clients. We will take care of all back-office administrative and processing duties so you can focus on sales and changing people's lives. 

Express has a field support team that visits each franchise location, a technical support line, and a toll-free assistance center (open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CT). 

Our International HQ has a support staff of more than 400 professionals offering specialized advice, along with onsite support. 

Training: Rated as a World Class Franchise by Franchise Research Institute, Express received a 99% satisfaction rating from Franchisees on the quality of the training system. New Franchisees will receive four weeks of initial training. Franchisees have ongoing learning opportunities through Express University, including online courses, development tracks, and training calls.

2024 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Express Employment Professionals Franchise.

What does a Express Employment Professionals Franchise Cost?

Express Employment Professionals franchise fees for 2024:

Cash Investment: $150,000

Total Investment: $132,000 - $213,000
Minimum Net Worth: $250,000
Franchise Fee: $40,000
Royalty: 8.8% 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 ($20,000) 

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.

Where can I see Express Employment Professionals's FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)?

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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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Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Express Employment Professionals Franchises for Sale

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