OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Employment Professionals, one of the nation's largest privately-held staffing companies, announced today that associates at more than 550 Express franchise locations in the United States, Canada and South Africa worked a combined total of 3 million hours in a single week for employer clients.
In reaching this milestone Express set a new company record.
"This is a huge accomplishment for our organization," said Robert A. Funk, CEO and chairman of the board. "Regardless of the struggling economy and lackluster job market, we've managed to find jobs, put people to work and help employers who need qualified, temporary staff on hand.
"To put this into perspective, 3 million hours is equivalent to three more Brooklyn Bridges being built to span New York City's East River or 103 CN Towers being built to preside over the city of Toronto. The likeness of all 44 U.S. presidents could be carved into Mount Rushmore's granite cliffs twice," Funk said. "And, in just one week, Express put more than 80,000 people to work at companies across North America and South Africa."
The third quarter of 2011 marked the seventh consecutive quarter with double digit percentage growth for Express. Additionally, as of Aug. 7, Express topped $1 billion in sales for 2011 and recorded the highest sales week in the company's history at $37 million for the week ending Sept. 25.
"Though economic recovery has been slow, we're seeing employers' confidence levels increase," Funk said. "More importantly, we're seeing talented candidates looking for work and we're doing everything we can to get them placed."
Despite being one of the most challenging economic climates most people have ever seen, Express franchisees have placed more than 275,000 people in jobs year to date.
Worldwide, Express Employment Professionals puts nearly 300,000 people to work each year and has more than 550 offices in three countries. Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources and works across a wide variety of industries. Sales for the Oklahoma City based company totaled more than $1.9 billion in 2010. For more information, visit www.expresspros.com.
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