“Regardless of the struggling economy and lackluster job market, said Lee Fossett, owner of the West Palm Beach Express office. “We’ve managed to find jobs, put people to work and help employers who need qualified, temporary staff on hand.”
In reaching this milestone Express set a new company record. This is the first time in the companies’ 28-year history this many hours were worked in one week.
“To put this into perspective, 3 million hours is equivalent to the time it would take to build three more Brooklyn Bridges to span New York City’s East River or 103 CN Towers to preside over the city of Toronto,” Fossett said. “And, in just one week, Express put more than 80,000 people to work at companies across North America and South Africa.
“Express is proud to help so many people find jobs,” Fossett said. “We are seeing companies start to hire as productivity increases, and we are hearing from clients that their business is picking up.”
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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.