OKLAHOMA CITY, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The international headquarters of Express Employment Professionals, a division of Express Services, Inc. and one of the world's largest staffing companies with nearly 600 locations, announced today it set an all-time record for one-week sales volume, June 21-27, 2010 by generating more than $29 million in sales. This breaks the former one-week record from October 15-21, 2007 by $600,000.
"Since the beginning of 2010, Express franchise offices have helped more people find jobs (163,000) compared to 2009 (128,000) year to date," said Robert A. Funk, Express founder and chief executive officer. "Our growth is a direct result of putting 20,718 new people to work in the month of May alone."
From mid-May to mid-June, Express received more than 4,000 new job orders with top openings in the following fields: commercial, administrative, professional, sales and marketing, and engineering.
The company also announced sales over the last 10 weeks are up an average of 59% compared to the same 10-week period in 2009. Overall to date, sales are up 40%. Historically, the highest sales volume week for Express occurs in the fall.
"I'm extremely proud of our entire Express team, and each member of the Express family deserves credit for helping Express grow and flourish within this challenging economy," Funk said. "Our franchisees are doing an outstanding job locating employees for our clients and providing jobs to people. I am very optimistic 2010 will be our most successful year yet, and if today's announcement is any indication, it will be.
"The mission of Express has always been to help people succeed," he said. "That's why I am so pleased with these figures. The bottom line is that we're helping even more people secure jobs in 2010 and that's exactly why we're here."
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 41,000 jobs were created in the private sector in May.
A privately-held staffing company, Express helped 231,150 people find work in 2009.
Express Employment Professionals offers a full range of employment solutions including evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources. With nearly 600 offices in four countries, Express is committed to the vision of helping as many people as possible find good jobs by helping as many clients as possible find good people. For more information, visit www.expresspros.com.
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