Express Waives Franchising Fee to Recruit Veteran Owners

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OKLAHOMA CITY, March 6, 2012 – Express Employment Professionals is joining franchisors across the United States for Operation Enduring Opportunity in an effort to encourage franchise ownership and hiring among veterans.

Coordinated by the International Franchise Association, Operation Enduring Opportunity is a campaign designed to recruit franchise owners and hire 75,000 veterans and their spouses, and 5,000 wounded warriors by 2014.

In support of Operation Enduring Opportunity, Express will waive the franchise fee for the first five veterans who are awarded a franchise in 2012. The franchise fee is valued at $35,000, meaning Express is making a $175,000 investment in America’s veterans.

“As a financial incentive to honor those who have so bravely served our country, we are pleased to participate in Operation Enduring Opportunity,” said Bob Funk, CEO and chairman of the board. “Express is a driving force for individual achievement and healthy businesses, and by encouraging franchise ownership among veterans we can contribute to stronger families and stronger communities.”

One of the nation’s largest privately-held staffing companies, Express was recently named by Entrepreneur Magazine as the No.1 staffing franchise in its Franchise 500 rankings for 2012. On averages, Express franchises produce more than $3.5 million in sales per year.

Express Employment Professionals helped 335,000 people find jobs in 2011. With more than 550 franchises in three countries, Express provides expertise in evaluation hire, temporary staffing, professional search and human resources. For information about purchasing an Express franchise, visit www.expressfranchising.com/vetfran. For more information about Express and its services, visit www.expresspros.com.