Warwick, RI, February 2, 2012 – Express Employment Professionals announced today that 2011 temporary sales topped $2.1 billion, up 22% in a year, as employers continue to rely heavily on temporary …
Warwick, RI, February 2, 2012 – Express Employment Professionals announced today that 2011 temporary sales topped $2.1 billion, up 22% in a year, as employers continue to rely heavily on temporary staffing solutions amid an uncertain economy.
One of the nation’s largest private staffing companies, Express helped the most people in its 29-year history – more than 335,000 workers in the United States and Canada – find a job last year. Express associates worked an average of 2.4 million hours per week at more than 550 franchise locations in the U.S., Canada and South Africa, and they achieved a company milestone in October 2011 by working a combined 3 million hours in one week.
Staffing companies like Express have become a significant driver of the nation’s job growth. In the two years after the Great Recession ended in June 2009, U.S. staffing firms created more new jobs than any other industry, according to the American Staffing Association. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the temporary help services industry added nearly half a million workers and accounted for 91% of total non-farm job growth from June 2009 to June 2011.
“In the coming year, we will maintain our focus on putting more people back to work and providing hope for job seekers,” said Liliana V. Dolan, Franchise Owner of the Warwick, RI Express office. “As consumer spending rises and business confidence improves, the jobs outlook will continue to brighten. We anticipate that the hiring outlook in all regions of North America will remain steady for administrative and commercial jobs.”
According to the results of an Express survey of 17,000 current and former clients, hiring trends for the first quarter of 2012 in all regions of the country are expected to be greatest in commercial and light industrial, with 30% of survey respondents planning new hires. Twenty-one percent of respondents anticipate adding administrative and office clerical staff.
The Warwick, RI Express Employment Professionals franchise began operation in 2008 and serves the entire State of Rhode Island with temporary, evaluation hire and direct hire employees in a variety of fields, including administrative, healthcare, legal, light industrial/manufacturing, accounting, call center, human resources and more.
Worldwide, Express Employment Professionals put 335,000 people to work in 2011 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 franchise company totaled more than $2.1 billion in 2011.
If you’re a business owner or human resources manager looking to increase your productivity and profitability, contact Express Employment Professionals at 401-739-8460. Applications for employment are accepted via www.warwickri.expresspros.com.