Express Employment Professionals - Franchise

Express Employment Professionals is the top staffing franchise in North America. Ranked #1 by Entrepreneur Magazine for 13 consecutive years, we have more than 860 awarded locations with an average of more than $6.4 million in top-line sales for mature offices. The staffing industry is recession-resilient and stays strong despite market changes. Start-up costs are low and there's no inventory. The average office places 650 job seekers a year and supports outreach programs in your community to make a huge impact. Express believes in helping you succeed with 8-5 office hours that provide optimal work-life balance.

What Does an Express Employment Professionals Franchise Cost?

To buy a franchise with Express Employment Professionals, you'll need to have at least liquid capital of $150,000 and a minimum net worth of $250,000. Franchisees can expect to make a total investment of $132,000 - $213,000. They also offer financing as well as a discount for veterans (50% off Franchise Fee). *


Financial requirements for this franchise:

Liquid Capital: $150,000
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Net Worth: $250,000
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Total Investment: $132,000 - $213,000
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Options available to franchisees:

Financing: Available
Training: Available
Veteran Discount: 50% off Franchise Fee
SBA Approved: Available

Franchisor Details

Facts about this franchise:

Home Office: Oklahoma City, OK
Year Founded: 1983
Franchising Since: 1985

The #1 Staffing Franchise

The temporary staffing industry is on track to generate a projected $648 billion in sales globally each year. Express reached $4.1 billion in sales in 2023 and was ranked #56 io Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list! First year offices average more than $1.3M in sales, with offices open more than two years averaging $5.9 million annually.* Plus, as an Express franchise owner, you control your life with flexible weekday hours in a professional business setting. 

With an Express Employment Professionals franchise, you can put your well-honed business acumen to work. You’ll pair people in your community with the jobs of their dreams—all while achieving yours.

Invest in a winner! Join the $648B industry with average annual sales of $5.9M!

  • #1 Staffing Franchise
  • 40+ Years of Experience
  • 12 Years Average Franchise Ownership
  • 860+ Locations

Why Express?

RECESSION RESILIENT: The staffing industry stays strong despite market changes. Start-up costs are low, and there’s no inventory.

COMMUNITY IMPACT: The average office places 600 job seekers a year and supports outreach programs in their community.

FAMILY-FRIENDLY: Express believes in helping you succeed with 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. office hours that provide optimal work-life balance.

World-Class Training & Support

Whether you have experience in staffing or are new to the industry, our support team is ready to help you establish, market, and own your franchise. From our responsive help desk to our knowledgeable Franchise Owner network, Express offers support you can depend on.

One of our unique brand strengths is that our Headquarters handles payroll funding. We are essentially your back-office administrator, processing invoices and other important paperwork for clients. This allows our Franchise Owners to spend their time building relationships with local businesses in their community and doing what they do best.

We provide:

  • Back-office support
  • Payroll funding
  • Site selection assistance
  • Ongoing support
  • Marketing support
  • Franchise network support

Ready To Be Your Own Boss?

We are seeking natural leaders focused on customer service and growth by leveraging a sales-oriented mindset. Our owners have commonly led and managed teams and possess a driven spirit and unmatched motivation. They are natural relationship builders and strong communicators. Viewing business ownership as the next step in their career, we are looking for individuals looking to control their own destiny through business ownership.

Industry experience is NOT necessary. Over 95% of our existing owners have zero industry experience. While our owners have diverse backgrounds, they all share a common focus of taking care of their customers, following the Express System all while maintaining a positive attitude with the perfect amount of grit. Typically, candidates will need to be prepared to invest a minimum of $132,000 for the startup of the business and be able to cover personal living expenses for one year. 


  • Sales/Client service
  • focused
  • Community minded
  • Natural leader
  • High energy/
  • Extroverted
  • Hands-on
  • Driven

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